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An Alaskan duo has initiated a legal action on product liability grounds against Stryker Corp., attributing their injuries to the LFIT V40 hip implant.

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What’s the Problem?

February 15, 2017 – According to the lawsuit, Plaintiff was implanted with an Accolade TMZF femoral stem with an LFIT V40 Head during hip replacement surgery on March 24, 2008. A few years later, a blood test revealed that the patient’s blood levels of cobalt were elevated, which is an indicator that the hip implant was fretting and/or corroding.

A subsequent MRI scan revealed the presence of a large soft tissue mass. When metal components rub together, they can shed tiny metal fragments into the surrounding joint and tissues, which can lead to small pseudotumors or pockets of fluid.

These problems led the surgeon to recommend Plaintiff undergo hip revision surgery, which was performed on January 13, 2015. During the procedure, the surgeon found additional complications including chronic inflammation in the joint, adverse tissue reactions, corrosion, and a condition called “trunnionosis.” This occurs between metal surfaces at the head-neck junction of the implant, which studies have shown can lead to pseudotumors and other hip replacement problems.

Stryker in August 2016 recalled certain sizes of the LFIT V40TM femoral head after receiving a large complaints of taper lock failure. Unfortunately, this move came too late for plaintiffs in the Alaska lawsuit, who claim Stryker failed to provide timely reports of the problems associated with these components.

Plaintiffs allege the Stryker LFIT V40 was defectively designed, making it prone to fretting, corrosion, and hip implant failure. The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska. Plaintiffs are seeking in excess of $75,000 in damages.

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What Is the Main Issue With the Stryker Lfit V40 Hip Implants?

The main issue with the Stryker LFIT V40 hip implants is the high failure rate due to issues such as taper lock failure, fretting, and corrosion. These issues can lead to severe complications like pain, inflammation, dislocation, and the need for revision surgery.

Who Is Eligible to File a Lawsuit Against Stryker for LFIT V40 Hip Implant Complications?

Individuals who have experienced complications such as pain, loss of mobility, and inflammation or have required revision surgery due to the failure of the Stryker LFIT V40 hip implant are eligible to file a lawsuit against Stryker for LFIT V40 hip implant complications.

What Are the Common Complications Associated With Stryker LFIT V40 Hip Implants?

Common complications associated with Stryker LFIT V40 hip implants include pain, loss of mobility, adverse tissue reactions, joint instability, dislocation, metallic debris in soft tissues, and the need for additional surgeries to correct issues caused by the implant.

Is There a Recall on Stryker Hip Replacement?

Yes, there is a recall on Stryker hip replacement devices. The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced a voluntary recall of Stryker’s Rejuvenate and ABG II hip replacement devices due to potential adverse reactions. The main causes of these adverse reactions include fretting, corrosion of metal alloys, and metallosis (metal toxicity).

What Is the Status of the Lawsuits Related to Stryker LFIT V40 Hip Implants?

The status of the lawsuits related to Stryker LFIT V40 hip implants has been centralized in multidistrict litigation (MDL) in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. This centralization aims to streamline the process and efficiently manage the large number of similar cases.​

Do I Have a Stryker LFIT Hip Implant Lawsuit?

The Medical Device Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Stryker LFIT V40 Femoral Head lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury cases in all 50 states.

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