A Massachusetts woman has filed a lawsuit against the Stryker Corp. over injuries she allegedly suffered after being implanted with a hip replacement system which included the company’s LFIT V40 femoral head.
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What’s the Problem?
March 29, 2017 – According to the lawsuit, plaintiff received a hip replacement device that included the LFIT V40 femoral head in July 2007. Soon after the surgery, she says she began having extreme discomfort around her hip joint.
She went back to her doctor, and after a few tests it was determined that there was no infection, malposition or loosening of the implant. However, a subsequent diagnostic workup found that the plaintiff had abnormally high levels of metal ions in her bloodstream.
This finding was consistent with a condition known as “metallosis,” in which metal components of the hip replacement rub together and shed tiny particles into the surrounding joints and bloodstream. Metallosis can result in a number of complications including:
- Difficulty walking
- Systemic problems
- Nerve damage
- Kidney impairment
- Neurological changes
- Thyroid complications
- Cognitive problems
As a result of these problems, Plaintiff’s doctor recommended that she undergo revision surgery, which she had in July 2014. During the procedure, it was found that she had metallosis and trunnionosis (corrosion) in the hip joint, which resulted in extensive soft tissue damage.
These complications required the plaintiff to endure extensive painful rehabilitation. She is charging Stryker with designing an allegedly defective medical device in the Stryker LFIT V40 femoral head. She brings counts of negligence, breach of warranties, and seeks compensatory damages.
Do I Have a Stryker LFIT Lawsuit?
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