Stryker Hip Femoral Head Recall Lawsuit | Stryker Hip Lawsuit
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Stryker Femoral Head Recall Lawsuit Info: Stryker Corporation has issued a voluntary Stryker Hip recall of certain femoral heads manufactured before 2011 due to a high number of hip implant failures associated with the devices. The company sent a letter in August notifying orthopedic surgeons that it had “higher than expected complaints of taper lock failure” for certain sizes of its Stryker Hip LFITTM Anatomic CoCr V40TM Femoral Heads. The taper lock portion of the hip implant connects the femoral head to the femoral neck. The Stryker Hip femoral heads are used on Accolade TMZF and Accolade 2 stems, as well as Meridian and Citation stems.
[accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfRes/res.cfm?ID=149782, FDA, November 22, 2016]
Stryker hip femoral head recall of the LFITTM Anatomic CoCr V40TM Femoral Heads
Stryker said the potential hazards of the Stryker hip implant V40 femoral heads include:
- Disassociation of femoral head from hip stem
- Excessive metallic debris
- Loss of mobility
- Pain associated with implant loosening
- Pain requiring revision surgery
- Joint instability
Stryker noted that all affected products are either expired or already implanted.
[bfarm.de/SharedDocs/Kundeninfos/EN/11/2016/08312_16_Kundeninfo_en.pdf?__blob=publicationFile&v=2, Stryker, August 29, 2016]
Sryker hip recall lawsuit of the LFITTM Anatomic CoCr V40TM Femoral Heads
Southern Med Law is investigating Stryker LFIT V40 Femoral Head claims commonly found in the following stems: Accolade TMZF, Accolade 2, Meridian, and Citation manufactured from 2009-2012. If you have been harmed by a malfunctioning femoral head or another medical device, you may be eligible to file a claim. Given Southern Med Law’s experience on many medical device injury cases, the firm knows how to best handle your case. To speak to one of the firm’s Stryker hip femoral head recall lawsuit attorneys, please call 205-547-5525 or visit www.southernmedlaw.com and fill out the online form.
The FDA And Stryker’s LFIT V40 Femoral Heads
Stryker’s LFIT V40 femoral heads received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2001. Under the agency’s 510(k) process, medical device manufacturers with new products are not required to conduct human clinical trials if the devices are shown to be “substantially equivalent” to another FDA-approved device that is already on the market. The V40 femoral head is made of cobalt and chromium. Patients have complained of the implant corroding to the point of the head coming apart from the femoral stem, which doctors refer to as “spontaneous dissociation.” This complications requires an invasive emergency surgery to remove both the femoral stem and head. Corrosion can also release metal ions into a patient’s body that can result in metal poisoning.
Stryker Recalled Rejuvenate and ABG II Stems
This is the not the first time Stryker has had to recall its hip implant components. In July 2012, Stryker recalled its Rejuvenate and ABG II stems due to fretting and corrosion at the modular-neck junction. The chromium and cobalt neck components and the titanium-coated stems wear against each other and release metallic debris. The debris can cause swelling, pain, and adverse local tissue reaction and other complications, according to Stryker.
Stryker Settles Rejuvenate Lawsuits and ABG II Stems Lawsuits
Court documents indicate that Stryker Hip lawsuits were filed against Stryker on behalf of patients with failed Rejuvenate and ABG II stems. The Stryker Hip lawsuits claim the hip stems are defective and place implant recipients at risk for metallosis (metal poisoning), osteolysis (dissolution of bone tissue), and pain. In November 2014, Stryker announced a settlement with 3,000 Stryker Hip lawsuit plaintiffs who filed Stryker Hip lawsuits in New Jersey’s Bergen County Superior Court (In Re Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Stem and the ABG II Modular Hip Stem Litigation, No. 296) and in the U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota. (In Re: Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2441)The settlement pay is anticipated at over $1 billion.
[rejuvenatehipsettlement.com, November 3, 2014]
About Southern Med Law, Stryker Femoral Head Recall And Filing Stryker Femoral Head Lawsuit
Southern Med Law is a full service law firm providing legal representation to men and women across the country in lawsuits who were victims of negligent personal injuries, medical malpractice, dangerous drugs, faulty medical devices and defective products.
Led by Dr. François Blaudeau, an attorney and a practicing Doctor, the legal staff at Southern Med Law possesses a deep understanding of the complex medical and legal questions at issue in the Stryker V40 Femoral Head recall. 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.
To speak to one of the firm’s Stryker hip femoral head recall lawsuit attorneys, please call 205-547-5525 or fill out the online form.