Lawsuits have been filed by people who were injured by Stryker’s recalled LFIT V40 hip replacement. It creates a toxic metal hip implant when combined with a metal femoral stem like the Accolade.
Need a Texas Stryker LFIT V40 Lawyer? Collen A. Clark is a true advocate for his clients and is passionate about helping Texans that have been injured or wronged. If you or a loved one needed surgery for a metal-on-metal hip replacement, you should contact our lawyers immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit.
LFIT V40 Lawsuits
Stryker Orthopedics is facing a growing number of lawsuits from people who were injured by the LFIT V40 hip replacement. One recent lawsuit (PDF) was filed by a man from Alaska who needed revision surgery.
The man was implanted with an LFIT V40 with a Stryker Accolade TMZF femoral stem, which created a dangerous metal-on-metal hip replacement.
He developed high levels of cobalt in his bloodstream (metallosis), chronic pain, and an MRI found a large soft-tissue mass. During his revision surgery in 2015, doctors found worn-out metal parts, inflammation, tissue damage, and wrote: “One could clearly see extensive corrosion present at this site.”
Stryker LFIT V40 Recall
In November 2016, Stryker issued a Class II Recall for 42,500 of the LFIT Anatomic CoCr V40 femoral heads made between 2002 and 2011 after receiving a large number of complaints about hip implant failure.
Taper Lock Failures
Taper-lock failures are caused by deterioration of a metal part called a trunnion, which connects the “ball” part of a hip replacement — in this case, the LFIT V40 — with the top of the femoral stem. Corrosion causes metal particles to accumulate in the hip and bloodstream.
Side Effects of LFIT V40 Taper Lock Failures
- Loss of mobility
- Adverse local tissue reaction
- Joint instability
- Broken bones around the components
- Leg length discrepancy
- Need for revision surgery
What is the problem?
The Clark Firm, LLP is nationally recognized as a class action law firm in Texas, but we are not filing a Stryker LFIT V40 class action lawsuit. Instead, we are filing individual lawsuits on behalf of people who were injured by side effects or required surgery.
About Class Actions
Class actions are useful when a lot of people have very similar but relatively minor legal claims, such as seeking refunds. Everyone consolidates their legal claims into one lawsuit. If compensation is awarded, everyone who joins the class action shares the payout.
Class Action vs. Multi-District Litigation (MDL)
Many lawsuits have been filed by people who were injured by the LFIT V40, but not as part of a class action. Lawyers want to coordinate the lawsuits into a Multi-District Litigation (MDL), which is similar to a class action, but allows each lawsuit to remain independent.
Why Our Law Firm is Filing Individual Lawsuits as Opposed to a Class Action
Our lawyers believe everyone who was injured by a defective hip replacement deserves financial compensation for their injuries. There is no excuse for selling metal-on-metal hip implants without strong warnings about the potential side effects.
If you were injured by a recalled LFIT V40 hip implant, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit. You could potentially receive compensation for your physical pain, emotional suffering, medical expenses, disability, lost income, decreased quality of life, and more.
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