Stryker Femoral Head Recall Lawsuit Filings Allege Failed Hip Replacements Resulted In Metal Poisoning, Inflammation, Tissue Damage And Other Complications
The failure of Stryker’s recalled hip component allegedly caused a Texas woman to develop blood metal poisoning and a pseudotumor, according to a newly filed Stryker Femoral Head Recall Lawsuit. The recently filed Stryker hip lawsuit is similar to at least seven other Stryker Hip Recall lawsuits filed against Howmedica Osteonics Corp., doing business as Stryker Orthopaedics, over its recalled LFIT Anatomic CoCr V40 femoral head. Patients state in their hip replacement lawsuits that failure of the LFIT femoral head caused them to suffer joint instability, metal poisoning, tissue damage, debilitating physical pain, trunnionosis around the implant, and other complications which led to the need for revision surgery. (Stryker Femoral Head Recall Lawsuit No. 4:17-cv-00724)
Southern Med Law has been monitoring the Stryker femoral head litigation and taking questions from patients around the country who have developed injuries allegedly due to the recalled hip implants. “Patients are seeking advice on what legal steps they can take because of the harm they have experienced from the early failure of their hip implant,” says Dr. François Blaudeau, founder of Southern Med Law.
If you have suffered an injury due to a failing hip implant involving Stryker hip components, you can arrange for a free, no obligation evaluation by calling Southern Med Law today at 205-547-5525 or you can visit www.southernmedlaw.com for more information and news on upcoming meetings and filings.
According to the federal Stryker Femoral Head recall lawsuit recently filed in the Southern District of Texas, the plaintiff underwent a left total hip arthroplasty in October 2008 because of left hip degenerative arthrosis. An AccoladeTMZF Plus femoral stem with an LFIT V40 Head were among the components implanted. Seven years later, the woman began experiencing significant pain and discomfort in her left hip. An MRI showed a left hip pseudotumor. As a result, the woman underwent revision surgery in January 2016. During surgery, the surgeon found significant metallosis inside the hip joint, trunnionosis around the implant, and osteolysis around the proximal femur, in addition to the pseudotumor, the lawsuit stated. The LFIT V40 cobalt chrome head was removed and replaced with a ceramic head.(Stryker Femoral Head Recall Lawsuit No. 4:17-cv-00724)
In August, Stryker voluntarily recalled its LFIT Anatomic CoCr V40 Femoral Heads after receiving more complaints than expected over taper lock failure for specific lots of the devices made before 2011. The taper lock connects the femoral head to the femoral neck. Stryker said the device can potentially cause such hazards as loss of mobility, inflammation, adverse local tissue reaction, joint instability, pain associated with implant loosening and pain requiring revision surgery. The LFIT V40 femoral head is used on the Accolade TMZF and Accolade 2 stems, and Meridian and Citation stems.
Due to the growing number of LFIT V40 femoral head lawsuits against Stryker, plaintiffs involved in these lawsuits asked a federal judicial panel to consolidate all federally filed LFIT V40 femoral head complaints against Stryker. The plaintiffs further asked the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) to transfer the cases to the District of Massachusetts for coordinated pretrial proceedings. Stryker opposes the consolidation. The JPML has scheduled oral arguments on the matter for March 30 at the federal courthouse in Phoenix, Arizona. (In Re: Stryker Orthopaedics LFIT V40 Femoral Head Products Liability Litigation – MDL 2179)
About Southern Med Law And Filing A Stryker Femoral Head Recall Lawsuit
Led by Dr. François Blaudeau, an attorney and a practicing obstetrician/ gynecologist, 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. 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 you can visit www.southernmedlaw.com for more information and news on upcoming meetings and filings.
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