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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  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
- Adverse local tissue reaction (ALTR)
- 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.
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Do I Have a Stryker LFIT V40 Hip Replacement Lawsuit?
The Medical Device Litigation Group at Schmidt & Clark, LLP law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Stryker LFIT v40 hip replacement lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you suffered hip surgery problems from a Stryker lift v40 femoral head hip replacement, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.