Have you been injured by a Stryker hip implant? Have you had a Stryker hip implant failure? Email our lawyers Forest Horne or Carrie Guest or call toll-free 1.800.662.1234 for a free evaluation of your potential claim.
Stryker Lawsuits Approved for Multi-District Litigation; Non-Recalled Hip Implants Will Be Included
On April 5, 2017, the U. S. Judicial Panel on Multi-District Litigation Multi-district Litigation (JPML) approved consolidation of dozens of Stryker hip implants lawsuits. Multi-District Litigation (MDL) allows similar cases to be grouped together and presented for pre-trial discovery before a single judge. Nearly three dozen cases will be transferred to U. S. District Judge Indira Talwanit in the District of Massachusetts. The decision will allow non-recalled hip implant devices to be included in the MDL.
Hip replacements are becoming increasingly common, but not all have performed as intended. Many receiving replacements have been plagued with metal poisoning, necrosis, failure and inflammation. Most recently, Stryker has issued a voluntary recall for the Stryker LFIT V40 femoral head. The femoral head or “ball” of the hip replacement sits in the cup which is attached to the femur. The head or ball is subject to recall due to a failure in the taper lock.
Symptoms of Failure
A taper lock failure can cause:
Loss of mobility
Leg length disparity
Bone fracture near component
Hip Revision Surgery
Symptoms can be caused by metallosis (metal poisoning), fractures, and disassociation of the femoral head, excessive wear debris, and loss of implant due to lack of fixation strength. Regardless of how the head is defective, there is a strong likelihood that the component needs to be replaced through hip revision surgery.
There were an estimated 100,000 LFIT V40 femoral heads implanted during hip surgeries. If you believe that you were implanted with the Stryker LFIT V40, we recommend that you see your surgeon and contact us. Martin & Jones has years of experience in handling hip cases and other product failures.