Stryker LFIT Hip Replacement Lawsuit

In August of 2016, Stryker released an urgent medical device recall notification regarding its LFIT V40 Femoral Head. The company received a higher than expected number of complaints regarding the LFIT V40. In a letter to surgeons Stryker warned that the recalled device could cause loss of mobility, pain requiring a revision surgery, adverse tissue reaction, and other potential harms. Thousands of people received Stryker hip implants and have endured serious complications. If you or a loved one suffered injuries from a metal-on-metal hip implant, please call our firm.

Stryker Recalls LFIT V40 Femoral Head
and other Hip Devices

Stryker LFIT Hip replacement lawsuitStryker issued a voluntary recall of its Rejuvenate and ABG-II hip implant systems in June of 2012. At that time the company was concerned about the potential failure of the device as well as an adverse effect on the tissue surrounding the implant. In August 2016, the company sent out an urgent medical device recall notification on its LFIT V40 Femoral Head implant. Potential hazards of the LFIT V40 implant include disassociation of femoral head from hip stem and the release of excessive metallic debris into the body. These hazards can cause serious complications for patients including the loss of mobility and the need for a revision surgery.

Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Side Effects

It has been reported that metal-on-metal hip replacements have the highest failure rate and fail at a rate of over 10%; meaning that many patients will need to endure costly and painful revision surgery.

In addition to device failure, metal-on-metal hip replacements can causes metal ions to enter into bloodstream and create a condition called metallosis. Because these devices are made from a blend of several different metals, they can release metal particles into the blood stream and surrounding tissue when the metal parts rub against each other. A buildup of this type of metal in the body can be toxic, leading to serious complications affecting the nervous system, skin and other organs. Symptoms of metallosis can include:

  • General hypersensitivity reaction (skin rash)
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Neurological changes including sensory changes (auditory, or visual impairments)
  • Psychological status change (including depression or cognitive impairment)
  • Renal function impairment
  • Thyroid dysfunction (including neck discomfort, fatigue, weight gain or feeling cold)

Other people have experienced pain, swelling, and joint dislocation. If you have a metal-on-metal hip implant and have experienced any of the side effects mentioned above or below, please call our firm:

  • Implant Failure
  • Revision Surgery
  • Elevated levels of cobalt and/or chromium in the blood
  • Diagnosis of metallosis
  • Loosening of the device

AFFECTED BY A HIP REPLACEMENT?

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Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Models

  • Biomet M2a
  • Biomet M2a-28mm
  • Biomet M2a-38
  • Biomet M2a-Exceed ABT
  • Biomet M2a-Magnum
  • Biomet M2a-Stanmore
  • Biomet M2a-Taper
  • DePuy ASR (2010 recall)
  • DePuy Pinnacle
  • Omni Apex K2
  • Smith & Nephew Birmingham
  • Smith & Nephew Emperion
  • Smith & Nephew R3 Acetabular (2012 recall)
  • Stryker ABG-II (2012 recall)
  • Stryker Accolade
  • Stryker Citation
  • Stryker LFIT Cobalt-chromium
  • Stryker Meridian
  • Stryker Rejuvenate (2012 recall)
  • Stryker TMZF Femal Stem
  • Wright Conserve Plus
  • Wright Profemur Z
  • Zimmer Durom Cup (2008 recall but returned to market)
  • Zimmer Mayo Hip

Are You Eligible for a Metal Hip Replacement Lawsuit?

The Feeney Law Firm is committed to seeking justice for those affected by metal hip replacements. Fighting to keep people safe from corporate greed and self-interest is our passion. We are here to help make that process as simple as possible for you and your family. Call us now at 1-800-710-3121 for a FREE consultation. Don’t wait; your time to file a metal hip replacement lawsuit may be limited.

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