Attorneys In Stryker Hip Femoral Head Lawsuits Look To Case Management Conference Today in NJ

   

Stryker Hip Femoral Head Recall Lawsuits Maintain Femoral Head Failure Causes Blood Metal Poisoning, Tissue Damage, Instability And Other Complications.

Stryker Hip Femoral Head Lawsuits stryker-hip-femoral-head-lawsuitStryker Hip Femoral Head Lawsuits move forward in New Jersey with a Case Management Conference scheduled for Monday. About 85 Stryker hip femoral head lawsuits were consolidated in Bergen County Superior Court in May, one month after federal Stryker hip recall complaints were centralized in the District of Massachusetts. The recalled hip implant lawsuits all contend Stryker’s recalled LFIT Anatomic COCR V40 femoral heads are defective and causes bone loss, metal poisoning, immobility, severe inflammation, debilitating pain and other serious injuries in patients implanted with the artificial hip component. (In Re: Stryker LFIT CoCr V40 Femoral Heads Hip Implant Litigation, Stryker Hip Femoral Head Lawsuits – Case Number 624, Superior Court of New Jersey, Bergen County)

“Our firm continues to speak to men and women who want to know the legal options available to them after their artificial hip replacement prematurely fails,” says Dr. François Blaudeau, founder of Southern Med Law.

The firm’s medical device attorneys are currently evaluating potential Stryker hip recall lawsuits involving the recalled LFIT V40 Femoral Head. The femoral head is commonly found in Accolade TMZF, Accolade 2 stems, Meridian stems, and Citation stems manufactured from 2009 to 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 contacting Southern Med Law, at 205-547-5525 or for more information, you can visit www.southernmedlaw.com.

During Monday’s Case Management Conference (CMC), discussion is expected to continue on plaintiffs’ request for securing and retaining hip implant devices that have been removed from patients, according to a June 26 court order. The parties discussion on preserving evidence, including pathology, medical records, and other materials began at the first CMC in June. Presiding Judge Rachelle L. Harz said in her court order that she expects the parties to coordinate the New Jersey litigation with the federal litigation in Massachusetts. (In Re: Stryker LFIT CoCr V40 Femoral Heads Hip Implant Litigation, Stryker Hip Femoral Head Lawsuits – Case Number 624, Superior Court of New Jersey, Bergen County)

In August 2016, Stryker voluntarily recalled its LFIT Anatomic COCR V40 Femoral Heads due to 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. The femoral heads are used with other Stryker hip replacement devices, including Accolade, TMZF, Accolade 2, Meridian, and Citation stems. The recalled components were manufactured prior to 2011.
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Stryker’s LFIT V40 femoral heads received clearance in 2002 from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) via the agency’s 510(k) pathway. With this process, manufacturers are not required to conduct clinical trials if they show their medical devices are “substantially equivalent” to a device already legally marketed for the same use.
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Stryker hip femoral head lawsuits allege the hip components prematurely fail due to the metal-on-metal design. The design causes fretting and corrosion where the femoral head connects to the femoral stem. One Stryker lawsuit recently added to the federal litigation noted this problem. According to the complaint, a woman implanted with the Accolade TMZF and LFIT V40 femoral head in December 2013 soon began to experience pain after the implant. It was later determined the femoral head failed due to corrosion. The woman was forced to undergo surgery to remove the hip components, the complaint said. (Case No. 1:17-cv-11183, In Re: Stryker LFIT V40 Femoral Head Products Liability Litigation – Stryker Hip Femoral Head Recall Lawsuits MDL No. 2768)

About Southern Med Law And Filing A Stryker Hip 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 lawsuits like those with the recalled Stryker hip 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 representation that assures them dignity and success.

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François M. Blaudeau, MD JD FACHE FCLM Esquire
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