Howmedica Osteonics Corporation is doing business as Stryker Orthopaedics and is based in New Jersey. It’s a company with a long history of inventing and distributing many types of orthopedic products including hip, knee, bone cement and bone substitutes. Stryker’s year-end sales for 2016 reached $11.325 billion.
What is the Stryker V40 Recall Lawsuit?
The bases of the hip implant lawsuits claim is that the Stryker LFIT V40 femoral head is prone to corrosion and that the metal used in the product can cause chromium and cobalt metal toxicity or metallosis. In August 2016 Stryker issued to surgeons an “Urgent Medical Device Recall Notification” directed at any of their patients who had Stryker LFIT V40 femoral heads manufactured before 2011. Citing numerous complaints of problems and many failures associated with this hip replacement device. Many times these patients have to endure hip revision surgeries to correct the problems.
The lawyers and attorneys at Hood National Law Group are currently accepting defective hip implant claims from those hurt or injured from Stryker LFIT V40 Implant. There may be a class action lawsuit forming with substantial cash payout settlements from claims filed.
Other countries including Canada and Australia have issued “health alerts” for the Stryker LFIT V40 implants, again noting high failure rates of the older models made prior to 2011.
Have there been other Stryker hip implant class action lawsuits?
Stryker Orthopaedics has had a history of these hip replacement lawsuits. They faced a $1 billion dollar settlement deal back in November 2014 to resolve thousands of claims. The problem in 2012 involved their modular-neck stem stating the parts could corrode, cause pain and swelling. Spokespersons for the company assured investors that this settlement would not harm the company. Last year the company’s total sales were $11.325 billion.
Can I sue Stryker for my hip Implant?
If you have had a LFIT V40 implant and have had or need revision surgery you may have a claim. We can help determine if you can in fact sue Stryker Corporation. Call today at 1-800-214-1010.
What are the problems with the Stryker V40 femoral Head?
Like many of the common modern hip implant products, which are metal-on-metal types of devices, they can deteriorate over time by constant rubbing of the metal parts. This can lead to metal ions leaching into the blood stream causing a medical condition known as metallosis.
Other known Stryker LFIT V40 problems include:
- Stem fractures
- Metal debris that can migrate
- Loss of motion in the hip area
- Device making noise
- Pain in the hip area
- Surrounding tissue damage
What models of Hip Implants were affected by the recall?
The Stryker LFIT V40 femoral head is used in a few different ship implant systems including:
- ABG II, Accolade, Rejuvenate, Restoration, and Secur-Fit Brands.
- Acetabular Cup – Trident.
- X3 Liners
How much is the cash settlement for the hip implant lawsuit?
The answer to these questions can be difficult to predict, as the class action for this hasn’t started yet. There is still time for join in this hip implant lawsuit, but there are statutes of limitations that apply.
Some of the past defective medical device lawsuits have had millions of dollars in a compensation fund, and then that is divided up between all who have joined the lawsuit. Example: $100,000,000 in a settlement fund that would serve 1,000 victims would be $100,000 per person. This is only an example and does not represent what may happen for the LFIT V40 Hip Implant lawsuit payout.
The lawyers at Hood National Law Group are currently accepting Stryker LFIT V40 Hip Implant cases in the following states:
Stryker LFIT V40 Hip Implant Lawsuits in these States:
Alabama (AL), Alaska (AK), Arizona (AZ), Arkansas (AR), California (CA), Colorado (CO), Connecticut (CT), Delaware (DE), Florida (FL), Georgia (GA), Hawaii (HI), Idaho (ID), Illinois (IL), Indiana (IN), Iowa (IA), Kansas (KS), Kentucky (KY), Louisiana (LA), Maine (ME), Maryland (MD), Massachusetts (MA), Michigan (MI), Minnesota (MN), Mississippi (MS), Missouri (MO), Montana (MT), Nebraska (NE), Nevada (NV), New Hampshire (NH), New Jersey (NJ), New Mexico (NM), New York (NY), North Carolina (NC), North Dakota (ND), Ohio(OH), Oklahoma (OK), Oregon (OR), Pennsylvania (PA), Rhode Island (RI), South Carolina (SC), South Dakota (SD), Tennessee (TN), Texas (TX), Utah (UT), Vermont (VT), Virginia (VI), Washington (WA), Washington DC (DC), West Virginia (WV), Wisconsin (WI), Wyoming (WY)
If you had a Stryker LFIT V40 hip Implant surgery, and have suffered any side effects please protect your rights and contact us today as there may be substantial cash awards from settlements and claims filed. Use the form on the right side of your screen or call us toll free at 1-800-214-1010.
Stryker LFIT V40 hip lawsuit cash claims & settlement payouts page updated on April 18, 2017.