Stryker Hip Femoral Head Recall Lawsuits Claim Failed Hip Implants Led To Metallosis

   

Stryker Hip Femoral Head Recall Lawsuits Contend Femoral Head Failure Causes Joint Instability, Excessive Metallic Debris, Pain, And Other Complications.

stryker-hip-femoral-head-lawsuitStryker hip femoral head recall lawsuits continue to mount with two additional complaints alleging metal blood poisoning from Stryker’s artificial hip components. Howmedica Osteonics Corp., doing business as Stryker Orthopaedics (Stryker), is facing lawsuits in state and federal courts over its recalled LFIT Anatomic CoCr V40 femoral head. The Stryker complaints allege that failure of the hip implant components causes chronic pain, inflammation, tissue damage, metallosis, loss of mobility, and other complications that require patients to undergo revision surgery.

Southern Med Law’s medical device attorneys are currently evaluating potential Stryker lawsuits involving the recalled LFIT V40 Femoral Head manufactured from 2009 to 2011 and commonly found in Accolade TMZF, Accolade 2 stems, Meridian stems, and Citation stems.

“We continue to hear from men and women who say they are in constant pain and discomfort after the premature failure of their hip implant,” says Dr. François Blaudeau, founder of Southern Med Law.

If you or a family member have been injured by the recalled LFIT V40 femoral heads, 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.

In one recently filed stryker hip recall lawsuit, a Tennessee man said he was implanted with the Stryker Accolade TMZF hip stem and LFIT Anatomic CoCR V40 femoral head in March 2014 and afterward began to experience pain around the implant. According to the complaint, the plaintiff developed metallosis, which is blood metal poisoning due to build up of metal debris from the metal-on-metal hip implant. (Case No. 3:17-cv-01168, U.S. District Court, Tennessee Middle District Court) A Florida man stated in his lawsuit that his doctors found metallosis after he underwent a diagnostic workup. According to the lawsuit, the plaintiff was implanted with a Stryker Accolade stem and an LFIT V40 femoral head in 2009. (Case No. 1:17-cv-11498, In Re: Stryker LFIT V40 Femoral Head Products Liability Litigation—MDL No. 2768)

Stryker’s LFIT Anatomic COCR V40 Femoral Head received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2001. Under the 510(k) process, manufacturers with new medical devices are not required to conduct human clinical trials if the devices are shown to be “substantially equivalent” to another FDA-approved device already being sold.

In August 2016, Stryker issued a voluntary hip implant recall for the femoral head after receiving a higher than expected number of complaints of taper-lock failure. The taper lock connects the femoral head to the femoral neck. When the taper lock fails, the femoral head separates from the hip stem.
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After Stryker recalled the LFIT Anatomic COCR V40 Femoral head, a multidistrict litigation (MDL) was established in the District of Massachusetts in June 2017 for federally filed complaints over the artificial hip component. One month later, state court Stryker femoral head lawsuits were centralized in a multicounty litigation in New Jersey’s Bergen County Superior Court.

Hip implant patients contend in their lawsuits that Stryker’s V40 cobalt-and chromium femoral head corrodes to the point that the head separates from the femoral stem. This complication requires an invasive emergency surgery to remove the components.
(In Re: Stryker LFIT V40 Femoral Head Products Liability Litigation— Stryker Hip Femoral Head Recall Lawsuits MDL No. 2768)
(In Re: Stryker LFIT CoCr V40 Femoral Heads Hip Implant Litigation, Stryker Hip Femoral Head Recall Lawsuits Case Number 624, Superior Court of New Jersey, Bergen County)

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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