Stryker Hip Lawyers for LFIT V40 Femoral Head Recall

Due to a higher-than-expected rate of problems involving taper lock failure among individuals who received a Stryker LFit V40 hip replacement, a recall was issued in 2016 by the manufacturer, urging healthcare providers to quarantine and return the components.

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The Stryker LFit V40 hip lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are now reviewing potential cases for individuals who had this femoral head implanted in their body as part of a hip replacement, or may have experienced failure of their implant, including:

  • Loss of Mobility, Pain, Inflammation
  • Loosening
  • Joint Instability, Loosening or Disassociation
  • Hip Revision Surgery

Financial settlements may be available through a Stryker LFit V40 hip lawsuit due to an unreasonably dangerous and defective design, or manufacturing problems that may make the femoral heads prone to early failure. To review whether you or a loved one may have a potential case, request a free consultation and case evaluation.

Stryker LFIT V40 Femoral Head Hip Recall Warning

The Stryker LFit (Low Friction Ion Treatment) Anatomic CoCr V40TM femoral head is a hip implant component used in certain Stryker hip replacement systems.

While designed to reduce friction and wear, recent reports suggests that the component has been linked to an unusually high hip failure rate, often resulting in the problems like:

  • Disassociation or Separation of the Femoral Head from the Hip Stem
  • Hip Implant Fracture
  • Excessive Metallic Debris or Metallosis
  • Corrosion
  • Reduced Range of Motion, Noise or Loosening
  • Loss of Implant: Bone Fixation Strength
  • Other Problems with Taper Lock Failure

In August 2016, a Stryker LFit V40 Recall letter (PDF) was sent to orthopedic surgeons, warning about the “potential hazards” and asking that certain femoral heads manufactured prior to 2011 be returned back to the manufacturer.

While the action was not initially described as a Stryker hip recall, our lawyers are referring to the warning this way because the manufacturer asked that devices be returned. Removing medical devices from the market are commonly described as recalling hip replacements. In addition, foreign regulatory agencies have indicate that the Stryker LFit v40 has been recalled.

The action applied to LFit Anatomic CoCr V40TM Femoral Heads manufactured prior to 2011 with 36mm, 40mm and 44mm head diameters.

Information has not yet been provided for consumers or the public about which specific hip replacements may have included this component, but it is possible the LFit V40 Femoral Head may have been used with various different types of Stryker hip implants in recent years, potentially including:

  • Stryker Accolade Hip
  • Stryker Meridian Hip
  • Stryker Citation Hip
  • Other Stryker Hip Replacements

Stryker LFit V40 Hip Recall Class Action Lawyers

The lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing potential hip replacement lawsuits and Stryker LFit V40 class action claims for individuals who may have received this component.

While most individuals may be unaware of the specific components used during their Stryker Hip replacement prior to 2011, our law firm provides free consultations and case evaluations to help determine whether financial compensation or a Stryker LFit V40 hip settlement may be available for you and your family.

All Stryker hip replacement cases are pursued by our office under a contingency fee agreement, which means that there are never any out-of-pocket costs to hire our law firm and we only receive an attorney fee or reimbursement of expenses if we are successful obtaining a recovery in your case.