Stryker Hip Recall Lawsuit Alleges Injuries From Failure Of Hip Replacement Components

   

Stryker Hip Recall Lawsuits Allege Patients Suffer Blood Metal Poisoning, Inflammation, Debilitating Pain, And Other Injuries Due To Femoral Head Failure

stryker-hip-femoral-head-recallStryker hip recall lawsuit update: A Stryker hip recall lawsuit was filed on behalf of an Alaska resident who suffered injuries stemming from corrosion of Stryker’s recalled femoral head implant. Stryker Howmedica Osteonics Corp. voluntarily recalled its LFIT Anatomic CoCr V40 Femoral Heads last year due to higher than expected taper lock failure rates. The company is currently facing more than six Stryker femoral head recall lawsuits alleging failure of the component causes debilitating pain, tissue damage, blood metal poisoning, joint instability and other injuries that require hip implant patients to undergo revision surgery.

The attorneys at Southern Med Law are responding to inquiries from Stryker femoral head hip implant patients who have contacted the firm to discuss injuries they suffered alleged from Stryker’s LFIT V40 femoral heads. “A hip implant failure can devastate individuals because of the physical and mental pain and anguish that they have to endure,” says Dr. François Blaudeau, Southern Med Law’s founder.

Southern Med Law is evaluating potential Stryker hip 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.

Stryker hip recall lawsuit states during revision found wear and corrosion

The Stryker hip recall lawsuit states the plaintiff underwent left total hip arthroplasty in March 2008 as a result of advanced right hip arthritis. The plaintiff was implanted with an Accolade TMZF femoral stem and an LFIT V40 Head. After the surgery, a diagnostic workup showed the plaintiff had an increased blood level of cobalt and an MRI showed a large soft tissue mass, the complaint said. The plaintiff’s surgeon recommended revision surgery which occurred in January 2015. During surgery, the surgeon found chronic inflammatory changes, adverse local tissue reaction, and wear and corrosion between the metal surfaces at the implant’s head-neck junction, a condition called trunnionosis. After removing the LFIT V40 head from the trunnion of the Accolade TMZF stem, the surgeon noted “one could clearly see extensive corrosion present at this site,” the lawsuit said.
(Stryker hip recall lawsuit Case No. 4:17-cv-0001, U.S. District Court, District of Alaska)

Stryker recalled LFIT V40 femoral heads due to high failure

In August 2016, Stryker recalled LFIT V40 femoral heads made prior to 2011 after receiving a higher than expected number of complaints of taper lock failure for specific lots of the components manufactured prior to 2011. Three months later, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration identified Stryker’s recall as a Class II recall. This classification indicates that a device may cause temporary or medically reversible adverse health consequences.
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Stryker Femoral Head recall lawsuits centralized in Multidistrict Litigation

Plaintiffs involved in Stryker Femoral Head recall lawsuits asked the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation to centralize six pending, and all future, Stryker Femoral Head recall lawsuits in the District of Massachusetts. All of the Stryker femoral head lawsuits assert that men and women implanted with LFIT V40 femoral heads suffered metal poisoning, inflammation, pain associated with implant loosening, loss of mobility, and other complications that required revision surgery. (Stryker hip recall lawsuit Case No. 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 defective medical device recall lawsuits. 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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