Stryker Femoral Head Recall Lawsuit Claims Allege Failure Of Stryker’s Femoral Head Components Cause Joint Instability, Metallosis and Inflammation.
A Massachusetts woman has filed a Stryker hip replacement recall lawsuit after developing metal blood poisoning allegedly from a Stryker hip stem and recalled LFIT V40 Anatomic Femoral Head implant. The hip replacement lawsuit against Howmedica Osteonics Corp., doing business as Stryker Orthopaedics, mirror at least six recalled Femoral Head lawsuits filed nationwide on behalf of men and women who were implanted with Stryker’s now-recalled LFIT V40 femoral heads. The plaintiffs assert they suffered tissue damage, metallosis, debilitating pain, joint instability, and the femoral head’s premature failure led them to have surgery to remove the component.
Concerns over premature failure of the LFIT V40 femoral heads have prompted men and women to contact Southern Med Law. “Many implant patients are not only seeking physical relief, but compensation for their pain and suffering,” says Dr. François Blaudeau, founder of Southern Med Law.
The firm is evaluating potential Stryker Femoral Head recall lawsuits involving the recalled LFIT V40 Femoral Head. The femoral head is 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 for more information, you can visit www.southernmedlaw.com for more information.
The Stryker hip failure lawsuit stated the plaintiff was implanted with the AccoladeTMZF hip stem and LFIT Anatomic femoral head in July 2007. The plaintiff began experiencing discomfort and a diagnostic workup revealed “the presence of markedly increased levels of metal ions” in her blood. In light of the plaintiff’s worsening conditions, she underwent revision surgery in July 2014. During surgery, her surgeon noted significant metallosis and trunnionosis, resulting in soft tissue damage, the complaint said. (Stryker Femoral Head Recall Lawsuit No. 1:17-cv-10287)
In August of 2016, Stryker issued a LFIT V40 femoral head recall by issuing an “Urgent Medical Device Recall Notification” to surgeons warning them that some V40 Femoral heads had received a “higher-than-expected” number of complaints. The hip replacement complaints surfaced around a taper lock failure. The LFIT V40 Anatomic Femoral Head implant is designed to lock onto a femoral hip stem with a trunnion. This creates a believed problematic metal-on-metal connection. [bfarm.de/SharedDocs/Kundeninfos/EN/11/2016/08312_16_Kundeninfo_en.pdf?__blob=publicationFile&v=2]
Taper lock failure has the potential to cause a range of serious and debilitating complications that include:
Loss of mobility
Adverse local tissue reaction
Bone fractures around the components
Leg length discrepancy
Need for revision surgery
In November of 2016, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Class II recall. This classification indicates that a device may cause temporary or medically reversible adverse health consequences. According to Stryker, the problems occurred in V40 femoral heads made prior to 2011.
Men and women in Stryker lawsuits state they suffer complications from the recalled V40 femoral head including tissue damage, corrosion, metal blood poisoning and debilitating pain that required them to undergo revision surgery to remove the hip replacement component. (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, the legal staff at Southern Med Law understand the complex medical and legal questions involving Stryker’s recalled V40 Femoral Head. Southern Med Law is 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 this Stryker component, 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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