Lawyers have requested multidistrict litigation (MDL) status for lawsuits involving the Stryker LFIT Anatomic Cobalt Chromium V40 Femoral Head, a hip replacement device that was recalled after being linked to a high number of complaints.
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What’s the Problem?
February 23, 2017 - Plaintiffs’ lawyers last month filed a motion with the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) to centralize all federal Stryker V40 LFIT lawsuits before one judge in the U.S. District Court in Massachusetts.
The LFIT V40 femoral head has been used in a number of different hip replacement systems, including the Stryker Accolade TMZF, the Stryker Accolade 2, the Meridian and the Citation hip implant.
In their motion to consolidate, plaintiffs note that the Stryker LFIT V40 femoral head was designed to be used in the above and other hip replacement systems, but that its design was flawed. The femoral head is supposed to lock in place on the stem, but the taper lock has been reported to fail because of excessive movement between the head and stem.
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Plaintiffs further allege that Stryker knew that these components were defective for years, but downplayed the risks and failed to warn doctors and patients. They add that each LFIT V40 lawsuit presents “common claims arising under product liability laws” with a common core set of facts, which means the parties would be properly served by the creation of an MDL.
They recommend the District of Massachusetts for the litigation because it provides an easily accessible location, the venue can handle a high volume of cases, and it has very experienced judges. The creation of an MDL will help reduce duplicative discovery, avoid conflicting rulings by different judges, and expedite the litigation process.
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The Medical Device Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Stryker LFIT V40 Femoral Head Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury cases in all 50 states.
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