NEW YORK, March 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) will hear Oral Arguments regarding a petition to centralize all federally-filed Stryker hip replacement claims alleging injury due to LFIT Anatomic CoCr V40 Femoral Heads at its March 30th Hearing Session in Phoenix, Arizona. According to an Order issued by the JPML on February 14th, oral arguments on this and other matters are to commence at 9:30 a.m. (In RE: Stryker Orthopaedics LFIT V40 Femoral Head Product Liability Litigation, MDL NO. 2768)
"Our Firm has represented plaintiffs in large litigations involving other Stryker hip components, and we have received numerous inquiries regarding LFIT V40 Femoral Head over past several months. This litigation has the potential to include hundreds of claims, and will likely benefit from centralization in a single federal court," 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.
Stryker LFIT V40 Femoral Head Recall
Stryker issued an "Urgent Medical Device Recall Notification" to surgeons in August2016, warning that certain LFIT V40 Femoral Heads had been associated with a higher-than-expected number of complaints involving taper lock failure. Taper lock failure has the potential to cause a range of debilitating complications, including:
- Loss of mobility
- Adverse local tissue reaction
- Joint instability
- Bone fractures around the components
- Leg length discrepancy
- Need for revision surgery
In November 2016, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) designated Stryker's notification a Class II recall. This classification indicates that a device may cause temporary or medically reversible adverse health consequences.
In January, plaintiffs pursuing Stryker hip lawsuits involving LFIT V40 Femoral Heads filed a petition with the JPML to centralize all federally-filed cases in a single U.S. Disrict Court for coordinated pretrial proceedings. At the time, six cases were already pending in various federal courts. However, plaintiffs asserted that the litigation had the potential to include thousands of similar claims, and argued that centralization would "promote the just and efficient conduct of these actions." They have suggested that the docket be transferred to the U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, were three claims involving the LFIT V40 femoral head recall are already moving forward.
Multidistrict litigations are intended to improve judicial efficiency through the avoidance of duplicative discovery and inconsistent court rulings, and to preserve the resources of the court, parties and witnesses. Centralization would thus allow all federally-filed Stryker hip lawsuits involving LFIT 40 Femoral Heads to undergo coordinated pre-trial proceedings, including discovery and motion practice.
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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