Stryker Hip Recalls
Trusted Medical Malpractice Lawyer in Fishkill
On August 19, 2016, Stryker Orthopedics issued a recall of one of its hip implant femoral heads. Stryker notified medical professionals that the LFIT V40 femoral heads were resulting in more than anticipated product failures. Howmedica Osteonics Corporation and Stryker Orthopaedics have recalled the Stryker LFit V40 hip that had femoral heads sold prior to 2011.
Today, several lawsuits (including our cases) are pending in both State and Federal Courts throughout the country. Stryker has had to recall more than 42,500 metal hip implants due to a metal part connecting the hip to the femur, as it has the potential to develop "metal corrosion".
Other symptoms include:
- Loosening of hip parts
- Dislocation of the hip and “taper lock failure”
- Tissue death
- Elevated levels of Cobalt and Chromium
These symptoms generally require a revision surgery (to replace the recalled femoral head).
New Multidistrict Litigation
The Joint Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) has provided an update that all federally-filed Stryker LFit V40 hip lawsuits are to be consolidated before one Federal District Judge for coordinated pretrial proceedings as part of a new multidistrict litigation (MDL). This will be held in Massachusetts.
Our firm has already filed lawsuits on behalf of our clients regarding this recalled product. The V40 heads were used in the following Stryker products: Accolade TMZF, Hfx, Citation, LASST, Accolade II, Anato, Secur-Fit Advanced, and LSP76.
Believe you may have a Stryker V40 Head or a Stryker Accolade TMZF stem? If you are suffering pain, likely caused by metal corrosion, I encourage you to contact my office today for legal insight. As a Fishkill product defect lawyer, I can help you pursue a claim.
Set up a free consultation with Michael A. Fakhoury, ESQ., PC today when you call (845) 795-3326. I am ready to review your case.