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Defective Stryker V40 Metal Hip Lawsuits heading to Massachusetts

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According to the Joint Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) all federally-filed Stryker LFit V40 hip lawsuits are be consolidated before one judge for coordinated pretrial proceedings, as part of a new multidistrict litigation (MDL).

Stryker Metal Hip Implants

Stryker metal hip implant failure. Stryker under fire over its LFIT line of metal hip devices causing metal poisoning and premature failure according to lawsuits.

The Stryker LFit v40 is a metal femoral head implant used during hip replacements, in combination with several different types of Stryker hip systems.

After many reports of taper lock failures with the cobalt-chromium femoral heads, which can cause spontaneous dislocations and metallosis complications, Stryker announced a recall last year for certain sizes and lots of the component.

After many reports of taper lock failures with the cobalt-chromium femoral heads, which can cause spontaneous dislocations and metallosis complications, Stryker announced a recall last year for certain sizes and lots of the component.

Defects in a Stryker Accolade metal hip and LVIT V40 head are linked to early device failure, according to allegations in a recent Texas Stryker Hip Failure lawsuit. Stryker Orthopedics is under fire and exposed to many metal hip implant failure lawsuits after the premature failure of their metal hip devices were found in national registries and in medical studies.

Stryker Orthopedics is under fire and exposed to many metal hip implant failure lawsuits after the premature failure of their metal hip devices were found in national registries and in medical studies.

Stryker Premature Hip Failure

Howmedica Osteonics Corp., and its subsidiary Stryker Orthopaedics, announced a Stryker LFit V40 hip recall in 2016 involving certain large-diameter femoral heads sold before 2011.

In the recall notice, Stryker admitted that a higher-then-expected number of patients were developing early hip implant failure with trunnion failure, metal wear, adverse tissue reactions and other serious complications.

Stryker Metal Hip Recalled

Stryker Orthopedics makes the popular LFit Anatomic CoCr V40 femoral head hip implants. This highly versatile metal head is an interchangeable “ball” component for total hip replacements that can be connected to several Stryker metal hip stems, including the Accolade TMZF, Accolade 2, Meridian, and Citation models.

Stryker recalled over 42,500 metal hip implants because a metal part that connects the hip to the femur can develop severe metal corrosion, loosen, and dislocate, a side effect known as “taper lock failure” that always needs painful revision surgery.

What is Taper Lock Failure?

The LFIT V40 is designed to lock onto a femoral hip stem with a metal part called a trunnion. This trunnion interfaces with a metal-on-metal connection that may corrode and snap within a few years, causing catastrophic hip failure or spontaneous hip dislocation.

What is Metal Corrosion?

Since the metal hip implants are made from dissimilar metal alloys, metal corrosion like rust could be a devastating problem with metal hip implants. Metal debris in the hip joint causes pain, local inflammation leading to soft-tissue growths called pseudotumors, and get into the bloodstream causing metallosis or metal poisoning with cobalt and chromium.

Stryker ABG and Rejuvenate Lawsuits

Stryker paid over $1 billion in settlements to more than 6,000 patients who were injured by another one of their popular metal hip implant that corroded and failed, the recalled ABG II and Rejuvenate line of hip devices. The settlement provided base payouts of $300,000 per hip replacement that required revision surgery.

Injured by a failed Stryker Metal Hip?

If you think you may have a Stryker V40 Head or a Stryker Accolade TMZF stem and are experiencing pain caused by metal corrosion or have suffered a spontaneous dissociation requiring full revision and emergency care, please call Dr. Shezad Malik Law Firm at 888-210-9693.

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