Stryker Femoral Head Recall Lawsuits See Increase In Filings Since April Consolidation

   

Stryker Femoral Head Recall Lawsuits Allege Metal Poisoning, Bone Loss, Debilitating Pain, Loss of Mobility And Other Complications From Failed Hip Implant.

stryker-hip-femoral-head-lawsuitStryker Femoral Head recall lawsuits increased more than tenfold since the federal complaints were consolidated three months ago. The number of complaints over LFIT Anatomic CoCr V40 Femoral Heads are expected to increase even more when the July statistics for multidistrict litigations (MDL) are released this week. The lawsuits allege the recalled femoral head of Howmedica Osteonics Corporation, doing business as Stryker Orthopaedics, fails and causes joint instability, loss of mobility, metallosis (blood metal poisoning), pain and other serious complications that require hip implant patients to have surgery to remove the device. (In Re: Stryker LFIT V40 Femoral Head Products Liability Litigation – Stryker Femoral Head Recall Lawsuits MDL No. 2768)

“We expect the number of Stryker Femoral Head lawsuits in the MDL to continue to increase because of the number of poeople we have spoken with who are believed to have sustained injuries from the recalled hip implant,” says Dr. François Blaudeau, Southern Med Law’s founder.

The firms attorneys are evaluating lawsuits involving Stryker’s recalled LFIT V40 Femoral Head. The device is found in Accolade TMZF, Accolade 2, Meridian, and Citation stems manufactured from 2009-2011. If you have been injured by a failing hip implant involving these Stryker components, you can arrange for a free, no-obligation Stryker Femoral Head recall lawsuit evaluation by calling Southern Med Law today, at 205-547-5525 or for more information, you can visit www.southernmedlaw.com for more information.

The number of Stryker recalled femoral head lawsuits have jumped from six in April to 66 complaints in June, according to the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation’s (JPML) MDL statistics. The JPML centralized the initial six Stryker femoral head complaints in the District of Massachusetts in April. The panel granted the requests of plaintiffs involved in Stryker complaints to consolidate all Stryker femoral head lawsuits filed in federal courts nationwide for coordinated pretrial proceedings. The JPML found all of the Stryker lawsuits commonly allege that failure of Stryker’s hip components cause serious injuries and complications for the plaintiffs. (In Re: Stryker LFIT V40 Femoral Head Products Liability Litigation – Stryker Femoral Head Recall Lawsuits MDL No. 2768)

In August 2016, Stryker voluntarily recalled certain sizes of its LFIT Anatomic CoCr V40 Femoral Heads manufactured prior to 2011 due to failure of the taper lock, which connects the femoral head to the femoral neck. The femoral heads are used on the Accolade TMZF, Accolade 2, Meridian and Citation stems. Stryker recall hip replacement lawsuits maintain the femoral head, made of cobalt and chromium, corrodes and causes the femoral head to come apart from the femoral stem, which doctors refer to as “spontaneous dissociation.”
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A lawsuit recently filed on behalf of a California woman states that the woman had an Accolade Hip Stem and LFIT Femoral Head implant in her right hip removed in May 2016 after suffering severe pain, swelling, inflammation, lack of mobility, and damage to surrounding bone and tissue. Another Stryker lawsuit maintained the failure of a Rhode Island man’s LFIT femoral head and Accolade TMZF stem forced him to undergo revision surgery in August 2014. According to the complaint, a “hard, firm peach size pseudotumor” with metallosis in the trunnion and the head was found in the plaintiff’s left hip. Both complaints contend Stryker’s hip replacement components are defective and Stryker failed to adequately warn doctors and their patients about the failure risks of its devices. (Stryker LFIT Femoral Head Cases No. 5:17-cv-01107, U.S. District Court, Central District of California; No. 1:17-cv-00257, U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island)

About Southern Med Law And Filing A Stryker Femoral Head Recall Lawsuit

Led by Dr. François Blaudeau, Southern Med Law possesses a deep understanding of the complex medical and legal questions at issue in defective medical device recall lawsuits like those with Stryker LFIT femoral heads. They are not afraid to take on the nation’s largest corporations in their pursuit of justice, and are committed to ensuring that all victims have access to the type of aggressive legal advocacy that assures success.

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