On August 29, 2016, Stryker Orthopaedics sent an Urgent Medical Device Recall Notification to orthopedic surgeons. The recall involves certain sizes of LFIT™ Anatomic CoCr V40™ Femoral Heads manufactured prior to 2011.
If you had a recalled LFIT Femoral Head implanted during total hip replacement, you should be receiving a letter from your surgeon in the next few weeks. You may also be getting a letter from Stryker or a company hired by Stryker to handle claims.
You need to contact our law firm and talk with attorney David Szerlag when you get a letter. David will help you know how you can protect your legal rights and preserve the right to file a lawsuit against the maker of the recalled products, Howmedica Osteonics Corporation, doing business as Stryker Orthopaedics. Your lawsuit should seek full compensation for pain and suffering, surgery and hospital bills, lost wages due to time unable to work, and other damages.
David has helped dozens of clients get compensation in recall lawsuits against Stryker involving another hip replacement product. They are now using their experience with the past recall to help patients harmed by a defective LIFT Anatomic CoCr V40 Femoral Head.
LFIT Anatomic CoCr V40 Femoral Head Recall Information
The recall was issued because “Stryker has received higher than expected complaints of taper lock failure for specific lots of the following certain sizes of LFIT™ Anatomic CoCr V40™ Femoral Heads manufactured prior to 2011.” The taper lock is the part of the implant that connects the femoral head to the femoral neck.
According to the Urgent Medical Device Recall Notification, a taper lock failure could result in the following harm to the patient:
- loss of mobility
- pain requiring revision surgery
- inflammatory response
- adverse local tissue reaction
- joint instability
- revision to alleviate a hazardous situation
- pain associated with implant loosening
- periprosthetic fracture
- leg length discrepancy
The products involved are as follows:
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Contact our law firm about a Stryker LFIT lawsuit. Our investigation into this recall has found that substantial numbers of implant surgeries involving these products were likely performed in the following cities: Providence, Philadelphia, Boston, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Tuscon, Washington, St. Cloud, Mankato, New Ulm.