Lawyers have requested multicounty litigation (MCL) status for lawsuits involving the Stryker LFIT Anatomic Cobalt Chromium V40 Femoral Head, a hip replacement device that was recalled after being linked to a high number of complaints.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one suffered complications from hip replacement surgery, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and our lawyers can help.
What’s the Problem?
The Stryker V40 was recalled in August 2016 after users experienced wearing away of the device where it connects to the femoral stem. When this occurs, it can cause a release of metal particles into surrounding tissue and bone, putting them at risk for:
- Necrosis of tissue and bone cells
- Elevated levels of cobalt and chromium in the blood
- Revision surgery
- Loss of mobility
- Joint dislocation
- Broken bones
Plaintiffs lawyers are seeking consolidation of the Stryker LFIT lawsuits in Bergen County, New Jersey, on behalf of 25 cases pending in the jurisdiction.
Court records indicate that the pace of filing has increased recently. At least 85 V40 cases are pending in courts across the U.S. It has been estimated that this number could grow into the hundreds or even thousands by the time the litigation process is complete.
Superior Court Judge Rachelle Harz, who oversees multicounty litigation in Bergen County, has experience with Stryker Rejuvenate and Stryker ABG litigation, which involves similar allegations.
Do I Have a Stryker LFIT V40 Femoral Head Class Action Lawsuit?
The Class Action Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Stryker Hip lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new hip replacement cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you had problems after hip replacement surgery, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.