A couple from Alaska has filed a products liability lawsuit against Stryker Corp. over injuries alleged from 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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