NEW YORK, Oct. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Stryker hip lawsuit (http://www.rxinjuryhelp.com/stryker-hip-implant-lfit-v40-femoral-head-recall/) attorneys at Bernstein Liebhard LLP are now evaluating potential legal claims on behalf of individuals who have allegedly suffered serious complications related to certain LFIT Anatomic CoCr V40 Femoral Heads manufactured by Stryker Orthopaedics. On September 27th, the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration, in consultation with Stryker, issued a Hazard Alert for certain LFIT Anatomic CoCr V40 Femoral Heads manufactured after 2011, following an unusual number of complaints involving taper lock failure. Failure of the taper lock, which connects the femoral head to the femoral neck, can result in serious complications, including failure of the artificial hip and need for revision surgery.
"The potential complications that could result from the affected Stryker femoral heads are severe. Recipients of these devices may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages and other related damages if they experienced any issues as described in the Australian alert," says Sandy A. Liebhard, a partner at Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm is now offering free, no-obligation legal reviews to individuals who may have been harmed by Stryker's LFIT Anatomic CoCr V40 Femoral Heads.
Australian Alert for Stryker LFIT Anatomic CoCr V40 Femoral Heads
LFIT Anatomic CoCr V40 Femoral Heads are manufactured from a chromium/cobalt alloy, and are designed to be used with a number of Stryker modular hip devices, including:
- Accolade TMZF
- Accolade 2 Stems
- Meridian Stems
- Citation Stems
According to the Australian Hazard Alert, the taper lock issue has been identified in four products, while three other products with similar specifications have been included as an additional precaution. The affected products are:
- Catalog #6260-9-236; Head diameter 36mm; Offset +5
- Catalog #6260-9-240; Head diameter 40mm; Offset +4
- Catalog #6260-9-244; Head diameter 44mm; Offset +4
- Catalog #6260-9-340; Head diameter 40mm; Offset +8
- Catalog #6260·9-440; Head diameter 40mm; Offset +12
- Catalog #6260-9-344; Head diameter 44mm; Offset +8
- Catalog #6260-9-444; Head diameter 44mm; Offset +12
Should the taper lock fail on these devices, patients may experience:
- Loss of mobility
- Adverse local tissue reaction
- Joint instability
- Bone fractures around the components
- Leg length discrepancy
- Need for revision surgery
The attorneys at Bernstein Liebhard LLP have already assisted numerous individuals affected by the 2012 Stryker hip recall for Rejuvenate and ABG II hip stems. In November 2014, the company agreed to pay at least t $1.43 billion to settle thousands of claims involving those devices. (In Re Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Modular Hip Implant Litigation, 296 BER-L-936-13, Bergen County Superior Court)
Compensation may be available to individuals who allegedly suffered pain, disability, and other complications resulting from the taper lock failure of a Stryker LFIT Anatomic CoCr V40 Femoral Head. To learn more about filing a Stryker hip lawsuit, please visit Bernstein Liebhard LLP's website, or call 800-511-5092 to arrange for a free, no obligation case review.
About Bernstein Liebhard LLP
Bernstein Liebhard LLP is a New York-based law firm exclusively representing injured persons in complex individual and class action lawsuits nationwide since 1993. As a national law firm, Bernstein Liebhard LLP possesses all of the legal and financial resources required to successfully challenge billion dollar pharmaceutical and medical device companies. As a result, our attorneys and legal staff have been able to recover more than $3.5 billion on behalf of our clients. Bernstein Liebhard LLP is honored to once again be named to The National Law Journal's "Plaintiffs' Hot List," recognizing the top plaintiffs firms in the country. This year's nomination marks the thirteenth year the firm has been named to this prestigious annual list.
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Sandy A. Liebhard, Esq.
Bernstein Liebhard LLP
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