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Stryker LFIT Multicounty Litigation (MCL) Established in New Jersey

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The New Jersey Supreme Court has approved a request to consolidate state lawsuits filed by plaintiffs alleging complications from the Stryker LFIT Anatomic Cobalt Chromium V40 Femoral Head.

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What’s the Problem?

June 5, 2017 - The Supreme Court last week published a notice (PDF) granting an application to designate all state lawsuits filed over the Stryker LFIT V40 femoral head as multicounty litigation (MCL).

Stryker faces a slew of lawsuits over its v40 femoral head after the devices were linked to numerous reports of taper lock failure.

Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) in September 2016 issued a hazard alert [1] regarding Stryker LFIT Anatomic CoCr V40 femoral heads after the devices were associated with multiple reports of failure of taper lock failure.

TGA noted that patients should be concerned about the following complications associated with Stryker LFIT V40 femoral heads:

  • Loss of mobility
  • Pain
  • Inflammation
  • Adverse local tissue reaction (ALTR)
  • Dislocation
  • Joint instability
  • Broken bones around the hip implant
  • Leg length discrepancy
  • The need for revision surgery

In April 2017, all federal Stryker LFIT V40 lawsuits were centralized in a multidistrict litigation (MDL No. 2768) in the U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, before Judge Indira Talwani.

The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) initially transferred 6 such complaints to the jurisdiction. Since then, dozens of similar suits have been transferred to the MDL.

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