Stryker Femoral Head Recall Lawsuit Filings Allege Patients Underwent Revision Surgery Due to Premature Failure of Hip Replacement Components.
A petition to Consolidate Stryker Femoral Head recall lawsuits has been scheduled for oral arguments. The hip replacement recall lawsuits were filed after Stryker initiated a voluntary recall due to reports of failure. The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) has scheduled the oral arguments for March 30, 2017. The Femoral Head recall Lawsuits allege men and women suffered metal poisoning, inflammation, pain from the components loosening and other complications. The JPML has scheduled its sessionin the Sandra Day O’Connor Federal Courthouse in Phoenix, Arizona. (In Re: Stryker Orthopaedics LFIT V40 Femoral Head Products Liability Litigation – MDL 2179)
Southern Med Law is currently investigating Stryker Femoral Head recall lawsuit claims involving the recalled Stryker LFIT V40 Femoral Head commonly found in Accolade TMZF stems, Accolade 2 stems, Meridian stems, and Citation stems manufactured from 2009-2012.
“Our law office has heard from many men and women from around the country who are seeking justice for the serious injuries we beleive were the result of LFIT V40 femoral heads that prematurely failed,” says Dr. François Blaudeau, founder of Southern Med Law.
If you have been injured by a failing hip implant involving Stryker hip components, you can arrange for a free, no obligation 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.
The JPML received a plaintiffs’ petition in January to transfer six pending, and all future, LFIT V40 femoral head lawsuits for coordinated pretrial proceedings to the District of Massachusetts. Howmedica Osteonics Corporation (HOC), doing business as Stryker Orthopaedics, opposes the request since “only a fraction” of the products named in the complaints were involved in the August 2016 recall. In addition, HOW believes individual facts, rather than “common facts” will predominate in the cases because the LFIT femoral heads are used in a number of different total hip replacement systems. Conversely, plaintiffs expect “many additional” lawsuit filings because the components are used in at least six different modular hip replacement devices. (In Re: Stryker Orthopaedics LFIT V40 Femoral Head Products Liability Litigation – MDL 2179)
The petition before the JPML stems from Stryker initiating a voluntary recall in August of its LFIT Anatomic CoCr V40 Femoral Heads. Stryker said it had received more complaints than it expected over taper lock failure for specific lots of the femoral heads manufactured prior to 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.
Since Stryker announced the recall, federal lawsuits have been filed across the country alleging the defective hip components cause plaintiffs to suffer metal poisoning, inflammation, loosening of the implant, pain requiring revision surgery, and other complications. A recently filed femoral head recall lawsuit alleges that a Florida man implanted with a Stryker LFIT V40 femoral head and Accolade TMZF Plus femoral stem had to undergo bilateral hip revision surgeries in January 2016 and June 2016 due to adverse tissue reaction, corrosion and metal poisoning. The Stryker hip replacement lawsuit maintained Stryker did not warn that the Accolade Stem should not be implanted with chromium/cobalt femoral heads or sleeves which pose a significantly increased risk of fretting, corrosion and heavy metal toxicity in patients. (Case 8:17-cv-00221, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida)
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 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.
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