Stryker LFIT V40 Femoral Head Hip Implant Recall
Medical Device Defect Attorneys in Buffalo
Stryker Orthopaedics issued a hazard alert for a specific range of Stryker LFIT V40 Femoral Head Hip Implant devices in September of 2016 due to the risk of potentially causing catastrophic dissociation or metallosis (blood poisoning) requiring revision surgery.
Previously, Stryker had issued a recall in August for the LFIT V40 femoral heads series manufactured before 2011 and cited several potential hazards, including:
- Dissociation of femoral head from hip step
- Fractured hip stem trunnion
- Excessive metallic debris
- Insufficient soft tissue tension
- Loss of implant
If you or a loved one suffered injuries or complications due to the Stryker hip implant, please reach out to our Buffalo defective medical device lawyers for a no-cost, no-obligation consultation. We are currently investigating claims involving defective Stryker LFIT V40 Femoral Head Hip Implants and can help you determine if you have grounds to seek compensation for your damages.
Injuries Caused by Defective Stryker Hip Implants
The potential hazards caused by the LFIT V40 Femoral Head Hip Implant may result in one or more of these injuries for patients:
- User annoyance
- Loss of mobility
- Pain requiring revision surgery
- Inflammatory response
- Adverse local tissue reaction
- Joint instability
- Pain associated with implant loosening
- Periprosthetic fracture
- Leg length discrepancy
Which Stryker Hip Implants Are Included in the Recall?
The following specific sizes of Stryker's LFIT V40 Femoral Heads manufactured before 2011 that were found to frequently experience taper lock failure are affected by this recall:
Item number Head diameter Offset
6260-9-236 36 mm +5
6260-9-240 40 mm +4
6260-9-244 44 mm +4
6260-9-340 40 mm +8
6260-9-344 44 mm +8
6260-9-440 40 mm +12
6260-9-444 44 mm +12
Assisting You with Your Stryker LFIT V40 Femoral Head Hip Implant Lawsuit
At Faraci Lange, LLP, our Buffalo defective medical device attorneys have vast experience representing patients who have been injured by a defective medical devices and pharmaceutical drugs and have handled many hip implant lawsuits. Our firm has been appointed by the court to leadership roles in national hip implant litigation. Attorney Hadley Matarazzo had the lead trial case in the DePuy ASR MDL and was also appointed by the MDL court in the Biomet metal-on-metal hip implant MDL to the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee and by the MCL court in the Stryker Rejuvenate/ABGII hip implant litigation to the Science Committee.
In addition to experienced medical device attorneys, our firm also has nurses on staff who assist in researching the medical issues involved in each claim, reviewing medical records and preparing discovery materials for each plaintiff to aid in achieving favorable results.
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