New Stryker Femoral Head Recall Lawsuit Claims Taper Lock Failure Caused Injuries To Alabama Man


Stryker Femoral Head Recall Lawsuit Filings Claim The Recalled Hip Implant Causes Loss of Mobility, Severe Pain, And Revision Surgery.

stryker-hip-femoral-head-lawsuitSouthern Med Law notes another Stryker Femoral Head recall lawsuit has been filed. This hip replacement lawsuit was filed on behalf of an Alabama man who claims the femoral head’s taper lock failure caused him serious injuries and a need for revision surgery. Last year, Stryker recalled its LFIT Anatomic CoCr V40 Femoral Head due to taper lock failure. Stryker is now facing hip replacement lawsuits from men and women who allege they suffered metal poisoning, inflammation, chronic pain, joint instability, loss of mobility and other complications due to failure of the LFIT V40 femoral head.(Stryker Femoral Head Recall Lawsuit Case No. 3:17-cv-00352)

“The claims in this federal lawsuit concerning Stryker’s LFIT V40 femoral head are similar to other Stryker femoral head complaints that were recently consolidated in the District of Massachusetts,” says Dr. François Blaudeau, founder of Southern Med Law.

The firm is currently investigating Stryker hip replacement lawsuits involving the recalled Stryker LFIT V40 Femoral Head commonly found in Accolade TMZF stems, Accolade 2 stems, Meridian stems, and Citation stems manufactured from 2009-2012. If you have been injured by a failing hip implant involving these Stryker components, you can arrange for a free, no obligation Stryker Femoral Head recall lawsuit evaluation by calling Southern Med Law today, at 205-547-5525 or you can visit for more information and news on upcoming meetings and filings.

The Stryker femoral head lawsuit states that the Alabama man had a total replacement of his right hip in April 2010 and was implanted with the Accolade TMZF Hip Stem and the LFIT Anatomic V40 Femoral Head. However, the components failed after surgery due to trunnionosis, which is fretting and corrosion that occurs between the femoral stem and femoral head junction, or the taper lock area, according to the complaint. As a result, the man suffered severe pain, inflammation, limited mobility, and soft tissue damage due to metallosis, which is elevated levels of cobalt and chromium in the bloodstream. His doctor recommended surgery to remove the hip replacement components. The complaint contends the hip stem and femoral head were defective and Stryker failed to adequately warn of the “unreasonably dangerous nature” of the devices. (Stryker Femoral Head Recall Lawsuit Case No. 3:17-cv-00352, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama)

In August, Stryker voluntarily recalled its LFIT Anatomic CoCr V40 Femoral Heads after receiving higher than expected complaints of taper lock failure for specific lots manufactured prior to 2011. The taper lock connects the femoral head to the femoral neck. Stryker said taper lock failure can cause the femoral head to come off the hip stem. As a result, patients would need to undergo revision surgery. Taper lock failure can also cause patients to experience pain associated with the implant loosening, inflammation, tissue and bone damage, joint instability and metal poisoning.

Due to the growing number of Stryker Femoral Head recall lawsuits, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) transferred all federally filed complaints to the District of Massachusetts in April.The JPML consolidated the Stryker femoral head lawsuits for coordinated pretrial proceedings. Although there were only six Stryker complaints transferred into the new multidistrict litigation (MDL), the federal judicial panel noted that there were 33 more Stryker recalled femoral head lawsuits pending in 17 different federal court districts. All of the Stryker hip replacement complaints allege similar allegations of hip implant patients suffering metal poisoning, loss of mobility, severe pain, tissue and bone damage, and other complications stemming from failure of the hip replacement components. (In Re: Stryker LFIT V40 Femoral Head Products Liability Litigation – Stryker Femoral Head Recall Lawsuit MDL No. 2768)

About Southern Med Law And Filing A Stryker Femoral Head Recall Lawsuit

Led by Dr. François Blaudeau, Southern Med Law possesses a deep understanding of the complex medical and legal questions at issue in defective medical device recall lawsuits like those with Stryker LFIT femoral heads. They are not afraid to take on the nation’s largest corporations in their pursuit of justice, and are committed to ensuring that all victims have access to the type of aggressive legal advocacy that assures success.

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François M. Blaudeau, MD JD FACHE FCLM Esquire
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Birmingham, Alabama 35203
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