Southern Med Law Is Evaluating Stryker Hip Femoral Head Recall Lawsuit Evaluations Involving Stryker’s LFIT V40 Femoral Head And Accolade, Meridian, and Citation Stems.
The Stryker Hip Femoral Head Recall Lawsuit attorneys at Southern Med Law have launched a new hip replacement recall webpage. The page is intended to provide information on Stryker Orthopaedics’ voluntary recall of its LFIT Anatomic CoCr V40 femoral heads. The new page will contain the latest information on the potential dangers associated with particular sizes of the hip implant components and the actions Stryker is taking due to the recall. The page will also cover LFIT V40 femoral head lawsuit news and information
In August, 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.
“Our firm wants to keep the public up to date with the latest developments in Stryker’s femoral head recall because this is affecting patients nationwide,” says Dr. François Blaudeau, founder of Southern Med Law.
The law firm is now investigating Stryker 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 hip implant lawsuit review 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.
According to Stryker, the failure of the V40 femoral heads can cause serious injuries to hip implant patients that include pain, inflammation, loss of mobility and a need for revision surgery. 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.
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Stryker recalled its femoral head after a study showed extensive corrosion can cause Stryker’s hip implant components to fail. In the study, published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery in August, researchers told of five cases where “catastrophic failure” occurred due to the femoral head and Accolade stem becoming so corroded that the stem fractured at the stem-head juncture.
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Stryker underwent a similar recall with its Rejuvenate and ABG II hips stems in July 2012. The company recalled the hip stems because of fretting and corrosion at the modular-neck junction. The chromium and cobalt neck components of the Rejuvenate and ABG II wear against the titanium-coated hip stems. This wear can release metallic debris that can cause pain, swelling, and tissue damage, according to Stryker.
Court records indicate that LFIT V40 femoral head lawsuits are currently being filed against Stryker. One complaint was filed in November on behalf of a Massachusetts man who said he had a LFIT V40 femoral head and Accolade TMZF stem implant in December 2009. After high levels of metal was found in his blood, he underwent revision surgery in 2015. During surgery, the surgeon noticed corrosion at the taper junction between the Accolade stem and the cobalt femoral head, the complaint said. (Case No. 1:16-cv-12253, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts)
About Southern Med Law And Filing A Stryker Hip 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.
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