Plaintiffs In Stryker Femoral Head Recall Lawsuits Petition JPML To Consolidate Claims

   

Stryker Femoral Head Recall Lawsuits Allege Hip Replacement Components Prematurely Fail And Cause Pain, Inflammation And Other Complications.

stryker-hip-femoral-head-lawsuitPlaintiffs involved in Stryker hip replacement failure lawsuits are asking a federal judicial panel to consolidate all Stryker femoral head recall lawsuits. The Stryker femoral head recall lawsuits involve Stryker’s recalled LFIT Anatomic CoCr V40 Femoral Heads. Stryker hip replacement lawsuits allege failure of LFIT V40 femoral heads can cause plaintiffs to suffer metal poisoning, constant dislocation of the femoral head from the stem, pain, inflammation and premature revision surgery to remove the component.

“Filing current and future cases in one federal court promotes efficiency and provides convenience for all parties involved in the litigation,” says Dr. François Blaudeau, founder of Southern Med Law.

The firm is currently investigating lawsuits involving the recalled Stryker LFIT V40 Femoral Head claims commonly found in Accolade TMZF stems, Accolade 2 stems, Meridian stems, and Citation stems manufactured from 2009-2012. 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.

In their motion to the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) filed on January 13, plaintiffs said at least six Stryker hip replacement lawsuits are pending in federal courts nationwide. However, because the femoral heads are used in at least six different modular hip replacement devices made by Stryker, and an estimated 100,000 LFIT V40 femoral heads have been implanted, and there are potentially thousands of instances of the devices failing, the plaintiffs expect “many additional Stryker hip replacement lawsuit filings in state and federal courts.” The motion further said Stryker hip replacement complaints have common facts and claims, such as the defective design of the femoral heads cause consumers to serious injuries. Plaintiffs asked the JPML to transfer cases to the District of Massachusetts where three Stryker hip replacement complaints have been filed. (In Re: Stryker Orthopaedics LFIT V40 Femoral Head Product Liability Litigation – MDL No. 2768)

In November, Stryker sent an urgent recall letter notifying orthopedic surgeons nationwide that it had been receiving “higher than expected complaints of taper lock failure” of certain sizes of its V40 femoral heads made before 2011. The taper lock connects the femoral head to the femoral neck. The V40 femoral head is also used on the Accolade TMZF and Accolade 2 stems, and Meridian and Citation stems. According to Stryker, taper lock failure can lead to the femoral head coming off the hip stem which would cause patients to need revision surgery. Additionally, taper lock failure can cause patients to suffer pain, inflammation, adverse local tissue reaction, joint instability and metal poisoning.
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Court records indicate Stryker hip replacement lawsuits commonly allege that implant patients suffer metallosis, loss of mobility, pain and other complications due to the defective components. Plaintiffs contend Stryker knew about the femoral head defects but failed to properly warn doctor and their patients about the risks.

About Southern Med Law And Filing A Stryker Femoral Head Recall 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 obstetrician/ gynecologist, 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.
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.

Southern Med Law
François M. Blaudeau, MD JD FACHE FCLM Esquire
2224 1st Avenue North
Birmingham, Alabama 35203
Phone: 205-547-5525
Fax: 205-547-5526
francois@southernmedlaw.com

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