Stryker Hip Replacement Lawsuits Move Forward With NJ Supreme Court Tapped For LFIT V40 Femoral Head Litigation


Stryker Hip Replacement Lawsuits Continue After Recall for Certain LFIT Anatomic COCR V40 Femoral Heads Due to the Potential for Taper-Lock Failure

stryker-hip-femoral-head-lawsuitStryker Hip Replacement Lawsuits: The New Jersey Supreme Court has established a Multicounty Litigation in Bergen County Superior Court for all Stryker hip replacement lawsuits filed in the state over recalled LFIT Anatomic COCR V40 Femoral Heads. The decision to centralize these cases before a single judge in Bergen County is intended to promote judicial efficiency, serve the convenience of all parties and witnesses, and conserve judicial resources.

This is the second consolidated litigation established for Stryker LFIT COCR V40 Femoral Head lawsuits. This past April, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) centralized all federal actions involving the components in the U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts. Plaintiffs pursuing Stryker hip lawsuits in these litigations claim that the components are defective, and are prone to early failure due to the potential for taper-lock failure, as well as fretting and corrosion where the femoral head connects to the femoral stem. (In Re: Stryker LFIT V40 Femoral Head Products Liability Litigation – Stryker Femoral Head Recall Lawsuits MDL No. 2768)

The attorneys at Southern Med Law, a dedicated law firm representing victims of recalled medical devices, are evaluating potential lawsuits involving Stryker’s recent hip replacement recall for LFIT V40 Femoral Heads. If you or a loved one experienced debilitating pain, inflammation, metal poisoning, tissue damage, and other serious injuries that may be related to the Stryker LFIT V40 Femoral Head recall, please call Southern Med Law today, at 205-547-5525, or visit, for more information.

Stryker’s LFIT Anatomic COCR V40 Femoral Heads are used with several the company’s hip replacement devices, including Accolade, TMZF, Accolade 2, Meridian, and Citation stems. Stryker’s LFIT V40 Femoral Head recall included certain sizes manufactured prior 2011. According to the company’s recall notice, the affected components had been the subject of a higher than expected number of complaints of taper-lock failure. The taper lock connects the femoral head to the femoral neck, and failure causes the femoral head to separate from the hip stem. Patients who experience taper-lock failure require revision to remove the components.

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has classified this Stryker hip replacement recall a Class 2 recall. This indicates that the recalled femoral heads may cause temporary or medically reversible health consequences. Class 2 is the FDA’s second most serious recall category.

As is often the case with recalled medical devices, Stryker LFIT Anatomic COCR V40 Femoral Heads were approved via the FDA’s 510(k) approval process. This program does not require medical device manufacturers to conduct clinical trials if a new device is shown to be substantially equivalent to another FDA-approved device that is already on the market.

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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Birmingham, Alabama 35203
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