Stryker Femoral Head Recall Lawsuit Claims Failure of Hip Components Led To Revision Surgery

   

Stryker Femoral Head Recall Lawsuit Filings Allege Patients Suffered Bone Damage, Blood Metal Poisoning, Pain, And Other Injuries Due To Hip Implant Failure

Stryker Femoral Head Recall Lawsuit stryker-hip-femoral-head-lawsuitA federal Stryker Femoral Head recall lawsuit has been fled on behalf of a California man who underwent revision surgery allegedly after his recalled hip component failed. The lawsuit mirrors other complaints against Howmedica Osteonics Corp., doing business as Stryker Orthopaedics (Stryker), over its recalled LFIT Anatomic CoCr V40 femoral head. Plaintiffs claim the recalled component causes hip implant patients to suffer chronic pain, mobility problems, inflammation, tissue damage, metal poisoning, and other serious complications. (In Re: Stryker LFIT V40 Femoral Head Products Liability Litigation – Stryker Femoral Head Recall Lawsuit MDL No. 2768)

“Our firm continues to hear from men and women aroudn the country who were forced to have an invasive surgery to remove the failed Stryker hip components,” says Dr. François Blaudeau, founder of Southern Med Law.

The firm’s attorneys continue to evaluate potential lawsuits involving Stryker’s recalled LFIT V40 Femoral Head. The artificial hip component is found in Accolade TMZF, Accolade 2, Meridian, and Citation stems manufactured from 2009-2011. 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 recently filed Stryker Femoral Head recall lawsuit states the California man was implanted, in 2007, with a Trident Hemispherical Acetabular Shell with a Trident X3 Polyethylene Insert, and an Accolade TMZF femoral stem with an LFIT Anatomical V40 Femoral Head. The hip implant failed seven years later. During revision surgery, the surgeon found that the femoral head had come off the trunnion and the trunnion was “severely worn and the head was generating all of the metal debris.” The LFIT V40 cobalt chrome head and the Accolade TMZF stem were removed. The plaintiff accused Stryker of failing to properly warn him and his physicians “about the devices and their faulty nature.” (In Re: Stryker LFIT V40 Femoral Head Products Liability Litigation–Stryker Femoral Head Recall Lawsuit MDL No. 2768)

Plaintiffs in Stryker hip lawsuits claim the problem lies with combining a LFIT cobalt chrome head with titanium or TMZF titanium alloy stems. Fretting and corrosion occur in the junction where the femoral head connects to the femoral stem. As a result, metal debris is released into patients’ tissue and bone which elevates the cobalt and chromium levels in their blood, and cause damage to bone and tissue surrounding the implant and joint. This leads to patients having to undergo surgery to remove the components.

In August 2016, Stryker voluntarily recalled certain sizes of its LFIT Anatomic CoCr V40 Femoral Heads manufactured before 2011 after receiving a higher than expected number of complaints of taper lock failure. The taper lock connects the femoral head to the femoral neck. Taper lock failure leads to the femoral head coming apart from the hip stem, according to Stryker.
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The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) classified Stryker’s femoral head recall as a Class 2 recall, the FDA’s second most serious recall category. This indicates the femoral heads may cause temporary or medically reversible health consequences.
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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
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francois@southernmedlaw.com

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