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Stryker LFIT Multicounty Litigation (MCL) Established in New Jersey

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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Stryker Hip Replacement Lawsuit Updates

As of November 2023, 2 separate multidistrict litigations had been filed against Howmedica Osteonics Corp. over problems alleged from Stryker hip replacements. Each litigation focuses on specific Stryker hip replacement devices, but injuries alleged in the lawsuits are similar and plaintiffs claim they were caused by design defects in the Stryker models.

  • MDL number 2768 is before U.S. District Judge Rachelle Harz in Massachusetts. There are 269 pending cases as of Nov. 16, 2023, and the MDL addresses LFIT V40 hip implant defects.
  • MDL number 2441 is before Senior Judge Donovan W. Frank in Minnesota. There are 74 pending cases out of an original 3,634 cases and the MDL addresses Rejuvenate and ABG II hip implant defects.

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 lift 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 femoral head lawsuits were centralized in 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.

What is the LFIT V40 Femoral Head?

The LFIT V40 femoral head is a component of Stryker hip replacement devices that are used to replace a patient’s diseased hip joint. In most cases, the LFIT V40 femoral head is implanted together with Trident Acetabular Cups and the following Stryker femoral stems:

  • Rejuvenate
  • ABG II
  • Accolade
  • Secur-Fit
  • Restoration

Patients who received a Stryker hip implant between 2006 and 2016 are likely to have been implanted with the LFIT V40 femoral head.

The LFIT V40 femoral head came in multiple sizes to allow a better fit for the patient. The device was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2001, and has been implanted in tens of thousands of patients since then.

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