On August 29, 2016, Stryker Corporation initiated a voluntary recall of its LFIT V40 femoral head components that had been manufactured prior to 2011. Stryker reported that it has received "higher than expected" complaints of problems with this device. Among the potential hazards associated with the Stryker LFIT V40 femoral head is excessive metallic debris, fractured hip stem, insufficient range of motion, and disassociation of the femoral head from the hip stem.
Australian Government has Issued a Hazard Alert for the Stryker LFIT V40
On September 27, 2016, the Australian Department of Health Therapeutic Goods Administration issued a Hazard Alert regarding the Stryker LFIT V40 femoral head. The alert advised consumers and professionals that some LFIT V40 femoral heads manufactured prior to 2011 have a higher than expected incidence of taper lock failures. The taper lock is the part of the implant that connects the femoral head to the femoral neck.
Patients with Stryker LFIT V40 implants have reported Serious Problems
Patients who have received the Stryker LFIT V40 femoral head have reported the following issues:
- Pain requiring revision
- Joint instability
- Loss of mobility
- Pain associated with implant loosening
- Leg length discrepancy
If you have received a Stryker hip implant and have experienced any of these problems, you should contact The Mahoney Law Firm to inquire about your legal options.
Orthopedic Surgeons have written letters to their Patients with Stryker LFIT V40 implants
Beginning in September 2016, orthopedic surgeons began notifying their patients of the problems associated with the Stryker LFIT V40 femoral head. If you have received one of these letters, you should contact an attorney who is experienced in handling hip implant lawsuits. You could be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses and for your physical pain and suffering. The attorneys in our firm have many years of experience handling product liability cases. In addition, one of the attorneys in our firm, Dennis Mahoney, M.D., is not only a medical doctor, but he is licensed medical doctor, and he is uniquely qualified to understand how these hip implants are placed and how they can lead to injuries. If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a Stryker hip implant, please contact The Mahoney Law Firm for a free consultation to determine if you are eligible to participate in lawsuit and receive compensation for your injuries.