The first status conference in the multidistrict litigation for federal lawsuits alleging injuries from Stryker LFIT V40 femoral heads has been scheduled for May 2017.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one had complications after 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?
April 28, 2017 – The conference is scheduled for May 16, 2017 at 3:00 p.m., according to an Order issued last Friday by the U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts. In advance of the meeting, both parties will file a status report identifying any pending motions and specifying the state whose laws may govern said action.
Subjects to be addressed during the conference include:
- Plaintiffs’ Leadership Structure
- Potential objectives for the MDL proceeding
- Scheduling of monthly Status Conferences
- Any other matters counsel seek to have addressed
All federal Stryker hip lawsuits involving LFIT 40 Femoral Heads were consolidated into MDL No. 2768 on April 5, 2017. Six complaints were initially transferred to the U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts. At least 27 potentially related actions, as well as any filed in the future, will likely be transferred to the MDL.
In August 2016, Stryker issued an Urgent Medical Device Recall Notification to surgeons warning that certain LFIT V40 Femoral Heads had been linked to a higher-than-expected number of complaints involving taper lock failure.
FDA later designated Stryker’s notification a Class II Medical Device Recall, which indicates that use of the affected hip implant components could result in adverse health complications including:
- Loss of mobility
- Adverse local tissue reaction
- Joint instability
- Bone fractures around the components
- Leg length discrepancy
- Need for revision surgery
Do I Have a Stryker LFIT V40 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 LFIT lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you had hip implant problems, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.