An Alabama man who allegedly suffered adverse health complications after being implanted with a hip replacement device that featured a Stryker LFIT V40 femoral head has filed a lawsuit against Stryker Corp.
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What’s the problem?
April 14, 2017 - According to the lawsuit, plaintiff underwent total hip replacement surgery in April 2010 with the Stryker Accolade TMZF Hip Stem and the LFIT Anatomic V40 femoral head. Shortly after the surgery, fretting and corrosion occurred between the femoral stem and femoral head junction, according to the lawsuit. This resulted in “trunnionosis,” which is a major factor in hip implant failure.
Plaintiff claims he suffered damage to the hip joint including pain and inflammation, and also developed metallosis, a condition that occurs when friction between the metal ball and socket of hip joint causes metal particles to be released into the bloodstream.
He suffered from severe pain and discomfort, limited mobility and soft tissue damage. As a result of these problems, Plaintiff was forced to undergo hip revision surgery in March 2015.
Plaintiff blames Stryker for failing to adequately study the LFIT Anatomic V40 femoral head before bringing it to market, and for failing to adequately warn about its potential risks. He brings counts of liability, negligence, breach of warranties, fraudulent misrepresentation, fraudulent concealment and fraudulent inducement and suppression. His wife also claims loss of consortium.
Earlier this month, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) agreed to centralize all federal products liability lawsuits related to Stryker Corp’s recall of LFIT Anatomic CoCr V40 Femoral Heads to the U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts. The litigation is In RE: Stryker Orthopaedics LFIT V40 Femoral Head Product Liability Litigation, MDL NO. 2768.
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