More than 310,000 Americans had total hip replacement surgery in 2010. Yet some patients who undergo this popular surgery are experiencing devastating medical problems within a few years due to defective replacement parts that have been known to break, corrode, or fragment.
The Latest Recall
A number of medical manufacturers have recalled hip implants and parts in recent years. The latest safety warning in this industry has come about due to problems with the Stryker LFIT Anatomic Femoral Head. While Stryker has issued a voluntary warning about the v40 femoral head in the United States, this product has been recalled in Canada.
Over the past five years, two other types of hip replacement parts manufactured by Stryker Medical have been recalled as well due to the defective parts injuring patients. These recalls included the Accolade TMZF Plus Hip Stem, which was recalled in 2011, and the Rejuvenate and ABG II femoral stems. Stryker settled lawsuits over those two products for $1.4 billion.
Complications from the LFIT Femoral Head Hip Implant
The Stryker LFIT femoral head hip implant has a specific part called the taper lock that has been corroding and fracturing in many patients. Patients may experience severe pain and require surgery. The following complications have been reported:
Next Steps for Injured Patients
If you have a Stryker LFIT Anatomic femoral head and you have experienced any of the complications listed above, you should consult an experienced personal injury attorney to determine your rights. The attorneys at Ward Black Law have helped many clients successfully win or settle lawsuits for defective medical products.
Call Ward Black Law today at 877-256-1214 to schedule your free consultation. We will review your case and explain your options.