Stryker LFIT V40 Recall Lawsuit

Stryker LFIT v40 Lawsuit

On August 29, 2016, medical device manufacturer Stryker issued a recall involving the LFIT V40 femoral head implant. The recall was issued after Stryker received numerous reports of problems and hip failures associated with the LFIT V40 femoral heads.

If you received a Stryker hip implant between 2006 and 2012, it may involve a recalled LFIT V40 femoral head. If you received a Stryker LFIT V40 you may be able to file a lawsuit for financial compensation from the manufacturer.

Our experienced Stryker hip recall attorneys can help you determine if you have a case. There is no cost and no obligation to pursue a Stryker LFIT V40 lawsuit—call our medical device attorneys now for more information.

Stryker LFIT V40 Lawsuit

If you received a Stryker hip implant between 2006 and 2012, it may involve a recalled LFIT V40 femoral head. If you received a Stryker LFIT V40 you may be able to file a lawsuit for financial compensation from the manufacturer.

Tens of thousands of patients may be affected by the LFIT V40 recall. Many patients who receive hip replacements do not know what specific parts were used in their surgery and therefore may not know that they may be able to pursue legal action against Stryker.

If you are experiencing complications with your hip, revision surgery you may be eligible for financial compensation for your medical expenses and pain and suffering. Contact our Stryker hip replacement attorneys today to learn about lawsuits against Stryker.

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About the Stryker LFIT V40 Recall

Stryker LFIT V40 Lawsuit

Between August and September 2016, Stryker issued an “Urgent Medical Device Recall Notification” to consumers and healthcare professionals in several countries, advising that the LFIT V40 femoral heads have a higher than expected incidence of taper lock failures.

The taper lock is the part of the hip implant that connects the femoral head to the femoral neck.

When the LFIT V40 femoral heads fail, patients can experience:
Loss of mobility
Pain
Inflammation
Adverse local tissue reaction
Dislocation
Joint instability
Broken bones around the components
Leg length discrepancy
Need for revision surgery

Stryker LFIT V40 Recall Lawsuit

Lawsuits are being filed against Stryker on behalf of patients who received LFIT V40 femoral heads during hip replacement surgery. These lawsuits allege that Stryker may have knowingly sold defective parts that were used in hip implants, putting recipients at risk of dangerous, painful, and debilitating side effects.

Tens of thousands of patients may be affected by the LFIT V40 recall. Many patients who receive hip replacements do not know what specific parts were used in their surgery and therefore may not know that they may be able to pursue legal action against Stryker.

If you are experiencing complications with your hip, revision surgery, or any of the above side effects after receiving a Stryker hip replacement you may be eligible for financial compensation for your medical expenses and pain and suffering. Contact our Stryker hip replacement attorneys today to learn about lawsuits against Stryker.

Stryker LFIT V40 Lawsuit Information

Stryker Hip Recall Settlements

Other hip replacement components recalled by Stryker include
Rejuvenate hip replacement
Accolade hip replacement
ABG II modular hip replacement stems

Stryker has been settling lawsuits related to defective hip replacements for years, and the LFIT V40 recall is the newest in a series of similar hip replacement recalls from Stryker.

In 2014, Stryker agreed to pay at least $1 billion to settle thousands of lawsuits in New Jersey and Minnesota related to Rejuvenate and ABG II hip replacements.

Patients who required revision surgery from a defective Stryker implant received $300,000, and Stryker recently agreed to compensate additional plaintiffs through the settlement.

About the Stryker LFIT V40 Femoral Head

Stryker LFIT V40 femoral heads were implanted between 2005 and 2012.

LFIT stands for “Low Friction Ion Treatment”—a technology developed by Stryker intended to reduce frictional forces that occur in hip replacements. Stryker advertises that LFIT hips enhance stability, minimize dislocation, and maximize range of motion.

According to Stryker, the LFIT technology:
Improves surface wettability
Simulates the anatomic joint by allowing increased lubrication
Decreases frictional forces in the replacement hip

Stryker received an unusually high number of reports of hip replacement failure in patients who received the LFIT V40 part and has issued an urgent recall to healthcare officials in the United States, Canada, and Australia.

If you received a Stryker hip implant between 2006 and 2012 it may involve a recalled LFIT V40 femoral head. If you received a Stryker LFIT V40 you may be able to file a lawsuit for financial compensation from the manufacturer.

Our experienced Stryker hip recall attorneys can help you determine if you have a case. There is no cost and no obligation to pursue a Stryker LFIT V40 lawsuit—call our medical device attorneys now for more information.

Stryker LFIT V40 Lawsuit Information