Stryker Femoral Head Recall Lawsuits Allege Stryker’s Hip Replacement Failure Causes Loss of Movement, Inflammation And Other Complications.
Since the Stryker Corporation issued a voluntary recall of its LFIT Anatomic CoCr V40 femoral heads hip implant, Femoral head recall lawsuits have been filed on behalf of men and women from around the country. The hip replacement failure lawsuits allege hip implant recipients suffered serious complications associated with certain Stryker LFIT Anatomic CoCr V40 Femoral Heads.
“Hip implant failure places patients at risk for serious injuries, including loss of mobility,” says Dr. François Blaudeau, founder of Southern Med Law.
Stryker sent an urgent recall letter to orthopedic surgeons nationwide that said the company had been receiving “higher than expected complaints of taper lock failure” of certain sizes of its V40 femoral heads manufactured before 2011. The taper lock connects the femoral head to the femoral neck. The Stryker V40 Femoral Head is also used on both Accolade TMZF and Accolade 2 stems, as well as Meridian and Citation stems.
According to Stryker, taper lock failure can also cause the femoral head to come off the hip stem, leaving the patient in need of revision surgery. Failure of the V40 femoral head can cause serious injuries to hip implant patients that include:
- Adverse local tissue reaction
- Joint instability
- Metal poisoning (metallosis)
- Excessive wear debris
Recalled Stryker Hip Implant Components
The company recalled components with catalog numbers 6260-9-236, 6260-9-240, 6260-9-244, 6260-9-340, 6260-9-440, 6260-9-344, and 6260-9-444.
investigating Stryker hip femoral head recall lawsuits
The law firm is now investigating Stryker hip femoral head recall lawsuits involving the LFIT V40 Femoral Head claims 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 you can visit www.southernmedlaw.com for more information and news on upcoming meetings and filings.
prior to stryker femoral head recall, study found extensive corrosion can cause Stryker’s hip implants to fail
Prior to the Stryker hip recall, a study published in the August issue of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery showed extensive corrosion can cause Stryker’s hip implant components to fail. Researchers described five cases in which certain Stryker femoral heads and Accolade stems became so corroded that the stem fractured at the stem-head juncture and caused “catastrophic failure.” Revision surgery is needed when there is a break at the head-neck juncture.
Previous stryker hip recall
Stryker underwent a similar recall in July 2012 with its Rejuvenate and ABG II hip stems.The company recalled the artificial hip components due to fretting and corrosion at the modular-neck junction. The neck components of the Rejuvenate and ABG II hip stems are made of chromium and cobalt while the stems are coated with titanium. The components wearing against each other released metallic debris that caused pain, swelling, and tissue damage in implant patients, according to Stryker.
Court records indicate that Stryker Femoral Head recall lawsuits have been filed on behalf of patients around the country who suffered hip failure, metal poisoning, tissue damage, severe pain, and other injuries due to Stryker’s hip implant components. In November 2014, Stryker announced that it had reached a global settlement with about 3,000 Stryker Femoral Head recall lawsuit plaintiffs who underwent revision surgery to remove the hip stems. According to a news release, the settlement will cost Stryker more than $1 billion.
About Southern Med Law And Filing A Stryker Femoral Head Recall Lawsuit
Southern Med Law is a full service law firm providing legal representation to men and women across the country in lawsuits who were victims of negligent personal injuries, medical malpractice, dangerous drugs, faulty medical devices and defective products. Led by Dr. François Blaudeau, an attorney and a practicing obstetrician/ gynecologist, the legal staff at 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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