Stryker Hip Replacement Recall Lawsuits Allege The Femoral Head Artificial Hip Components Cause Severe Pain, Loss of Mobility And Other Complications.
The number of Stryker femoral head recall lawsuits continue to grow with another complaint filed over the company’s LFIT Anatomic CoCr V40 Femoral Head. Plaintiffs involved in Stryker hip replacement lawsuits allege failure of the recalled LFIT V40 femoral heads can cause metal poisoning, chronic pain, inflammation and a need for revision surgery in patients who have the hip implant.
“The number of lawsuits filed against Stryker will more than likely continue to increase since many patients have received the hip implant with the recalled components,” says Dr. François Blaudeau, founder of Southern Med Law.
The firm is currently investigating Stryker hip replacement lawsuits involving the recalled 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 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.
The Stryker hip recall lawsuit, filed on January 20 on behalf of an Alaska resident, says the plaintiff underwent a left total hip arthroplasty in March 2008 due to advanced right hip arthritis and was implanted with a Stryker Accolade TMZF femoral stem with an LFIT V40 femoral head. Over time, the plaintiff began to experience severe pain and tests showed the plaintiff had high cobalt levels in his blood and a large soft tissue mass, the complaint said. The plaintiff’s surgeon recommended revision surgery after finding the problems were caused by corrosion where the hip stem and femoral head rubbed against each other, according to the lawsuit. The plaintiff had revision surgery to remove the hip replacement components in January 2015. The lawsuit contends the defendants failed to adequately design and make devices that ensures against corrosion, fretting, and deterioration. (Stryker Hip Replacement Recall Lawsuits Case No. 4:17-cv-00001, U.S. District Court, District of Alaska)
Stryker recalled its V40 femoral heads after receiving “higher than expected complaints of taper lock failure.” The taper lock connects the femoral head to the femoral neck. In November, the company sent an urgent recall letter to orthopedic surgeons about problems with V40 femoral heads manufactured before 2011. Stryker said that taper lock failure can lead to the femoral head coming off the hip stem which would cause patients to undergo revision surgery. Taper lock failure can also cause patients to experience pain, inflammation, adverse local tissue reaction, joint instability and metal poisoning. The V40 femoral head is also used on the Accolade TMZF and Accolade 2 stems, and Meridian and Citation stems.
Court records indicate that plaintiffs in pending Stryker hip replacement failure lawsuits are seeking to consolidate all Stryker femoral head recall lawsuits in the Massachusetts federal court. The request is pending before the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation. (In Re: Stryker Orthopaedics LFIT V40 Femoral Head Product Liability Litigation – MDL No. 2768)
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.
Southern Med Law
François M. Blaudeau, MD JD FACHE FCLM Esquire
2224 1st Avenue North
Birmingham, Alabama 35203