Stryker Hip Recall Lawsuits Involving LFIT Anatomic CoCr V40 Femoral Head Component See New Filings

   

Stryker Hip Recall Lawsuits Contend Patients Suffer Infection, Joint Instability, Blood Metal Poisoning, And Other Complications After Femoral Head Failure.

stryker-hip-femoral-head-lawsuitFilings of Stryker hip recall lawsuits continue in federal courts over the recalled LFIT Anatomic CoCr V40 Femoral Head component. Two federal complaints allege Stryker’s femoral head caused infection, pain, and other complications in implant patients. Howmedica Osteonics Corp., doing business as Stryker Orthopaedics (Stryker), is defending itself against allegations that premature failure of the company’s hip implant components causes infection, tissue damage, metal poisoning, chronic pain, loss of mobility, and other complications that require patients to undergo revision surgery.

“The lawsuits point to Stryker’s recalled LFIT femoral head as the possible cause of complications that lead to hip implant failure,” says Dr. François Blaudeau, founder of Southern Med Law.

Southern Med Law is currently evaluating potential Stryker lawsuits involving the recalled LFIT V40 Femoral Head manufactured from 2009 to 2011 and commonly found in Accolade TMZF, Accolade 2 stems, Meridian stems, and Citation stems. If you or a loved one have been injured by the recalled LFIT V40 femoral heads, you can arrange for a free, no-obligation Stryker Femoral Head recall lawsuit evaluation by contacting Southern Med Law, at 205-547-5525 or for more information, you can visit www.southernmedlaw.com.

A recently filed Stryker hip implant lawsuit states that a Tennessee woman had an Accolade Hip Stem and the LFIT V40 femoral head implanted in both hips in April 2007. Shortly after the implant, the woman began to feel discomfort. A diagnostic workup found the implant had loosened and caused infection. (Stryker Case No. 3:17-cv-01182, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee)

Another federal lawsuit states a California man was implanted in April 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. Seven years after his left total hip arthroplasty, the man underwent revision surgery because the femoral head had come off the trunnion, the lawsuit states. The trunnion was severely worn and the head was generating metal debris, according to the complaint. (Case No. 1:17-cv-11516, In Re: Stryker LFIT V40 Femoral Head Products Liability Litigation—MDL No. 2768, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts)

Stryker voluntarily recalled its LFIT Anatomic CoCr V40 Femoral Head in August 2016 after receiving a higher than expected number of complaints of taper-lock failure. The taper lock connects the femoral head to the femoral neck. When the taper lock fails, the femoral head separates from the hip stem and may cause a number of complications in hip implant patients including joint instability, pain, adverse local tissue reaction and loss of mobility.

The LFIT Anatomic COCR V40 Femoral Head received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2001. Under the 510(k) process, manufacturers with new medical devices are not required to conduct human clinical trials if the devices are shown to be “substantially equivalent” to another FDA-approved device already being sold.
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The Stryker hip replacement lawsuits allege design and manufacturing defects in the artificial hip components. For instance, the combination of the titanium alloy Accolade TMZF stem and the cobalt-chromium LFIT V40 femoral head reportedly causes fretting and corrosion to the point that the head separates from the femoral stem. (In Re: Stryker LFIT V40 Femoral Head Products Liability Litigation—Stryker Hip Femoral Head Recall Lawsuits MDL No. 2768)

About Southern Med Law And Filing A Stryker Hip Femoral Head Recall Lawsuit

Led by Dr. François Blaudeau, Southern Med Law possesses a deep understanding of the complex medical and legal questions at issue in defective medical device lawsuits like those with the recalled Stryker hip LFIT femoral heads. 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 representation that assures them dignity and success.

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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