Stryker Injury Lawyer for LFIT V40 Femoral Head for Hip Plant Recall
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Implant manufacturer Styker announced a recall concerning the LFIT V40 femoral heads for its hip implant that were manufactured prior to 2011. The femoral heads are apparently defective as the result of a high failure rate of the taper lock, which connects the femoral head to the femoral stem. As a result, complications including the following have arisen from or linked to the implant defect:
- Dislocation and joint instability
- Localized adverse tissue reaction, retraction, and inflammation
- Increased metal wear, resulting in unexpected metal debris
As a result of these issues, many hip plant patients have been required to have revision surgery.
Originally, Styker announced a compensation program that covered those who had revision surgery prior to November 3, 2014. On December 19, 2016, Stryker announced an additional compensation program from a class action settlement that would cover patients who have had revision surgery prior to December 19, 2016, as well as those who have not had revision surgery by that date.
How We Help
Our firm is available to represent all those who have been affected by this recall.
Depending upon the circumstances, pain and suffering experienced, and other factors, accepting the class action settlement may or may not be in the best interest of any particular plaintiff. When we know about the circumstances of your situation (or that of a loved one), we can advise as to the options and alternatives available for recovery so that you can choose the course of action that is best for you.
There is only a very short time frame in which to choose whether to be included in the class action settlement.
If an implant patient does not elect to participate in the settlement program prior to the applicable deadline, the compensation provided by the settlement program will not be available to the patient.
Nonetheless, patients who elect not to participate in the settlement program, or who do not register to participate in the settlement program by the applicable deadline, may still seek compensation from Stryker through a lawsuit.