A man who claims he was severely injured after receiving a hip implant equipped with a Stryker LFIT V40 femoral head has filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer.
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What’s the problem?
April 14, 2017 – Plaintiff underwent total hip replacement surgery on April 27, 2010. His surgeon implanted the Stryker Accolade TMZF Hip Stem and the LFIT Anatomic V40 femoral head. The joint replacement subsequently failed, according to the lawsuit.
A subsequent examination revealed that fretting and corrosion had occurred between the femoral stem and femoral head junction, resulting in “trunnionosis,” a major factor in hip implant failure.
Plaintiff alleges he suffered damage to the hip joint including pain and inflammation, and also developed metallosis, a condition that occurs when metal-on-metal hip components rub against each other and shed metallic particles into the bloodstream and nearby tissues.
He suffered from severe pain and discomfort, limited mobility and soft tissue damage. As a result of these problems, Plaintiff was forced to undergo hip revision surgery in March 2015.
Plaintiff blames Stryker for failing to adequately study the LFIT Anatomic V40 femoral head before bringing it to market, and for failing to adequately warn about its potential risks. He brings counts of liability, negligence, breach of warranties, fraudulent misrepresentation, fraudulent concealment and fraudulent inducement and suppression. His wife also claims loss of consortium.
Last week, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) consolidated all federal Stryker LFIT lawsuits into a multidistrict litigation (MDL) in the U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts. JPML announced its decision on April 5, consenting to a petition filed by patients who claim that Stryker LFIT Anatomic CoCr V40 femoral heads are defective.
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