The Stryker LFIT multidistrict litigation (MDL) is about to get under way, with the proceeding’s Initial Status Conference scheduled for May 2017.
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What’s the Problem?
April 28, 2017 – According to an Order issued last Friday by the U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, the first status conference in the Stryker LFIT V40 MDL will be on May 16, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.
“In advance of the initial status conference, counsel in each of the coordinated actions shall file a status report identifying any pending motions, including motions to remand or dismiss, and identifying the state or states whose laws may govern the action in whole or part,” the Order states.
Topics to be addressed at the the conference include Plaintiffs’ leadership structure, potential objectives for the litigation, and the scheduling of upcoming status conferences.
Stryker LFIT V40 femoral heads are used in conjunction with several hip replacement components, including the Accolade TMZF, Accolade 2 Stems, Meridian Stems and Citation Stems. According to an August 2016 “Urgent Medical Device Recall Notification,” certain LFIT V40 femoral heads manufactured before 2011 had been linked to a “higher than expected number of complaints involving taper lock failure of the recalled femoral heads.”
Patients who experience taper lock failure from LFIT V40 femoral heads may suffer adverse health complications which may require revision surgery, including:
- Loss of mobility
- Adverse local tissue reaction
- Joint instability
- Bone fractures around the components
- Leg length discrepancy
In addition to the MDL, a multicounty litigation (MCL) has been requested for lawsuits alleging injuries from the Stryker LFIT Anatomic Cobalt Chromium V40 Femoral Head. The proposed venue for the litigation is Bergen County, New Jersey, where at least 25 cases are currently pending.
Do I Have a Stryker LFIT V40 Lawsuit?
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 lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new hip implant complications cases in all 50 states.
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