NEW YORK, June 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The New Jersey Supreme Court has agreed to grant Multicounty Litigation designation to all Stryker hip replacement lawsuits involving allegedly defective L-FIT Anatomic CoCr V40 Femoral Heads. According to a Notice to the Bar dated May 30th, all pending and future litigation involving the L-FIT V40 components have been assigned to Bergen County Superior Court for centralized case management, and will be presided over by Superior Court Judge Rachelle Harz. (In re: Stryker LFIT Anatomic CoCr V40 Femoral Heads Litigation, case number 624)
"Our Firm has represented hundreds of Stryker hip lawsuit plaintiffs, including those who allegedly suffered injuries related to the failure of an L-FIT V40 Femoral Head. We are pleased that the New Jersey docket has been centralized, as the Multicounty Litigation designation will facilitate judicial efficiency and preserve the resources of the parties, courts and witnesses involved in these cases," 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 Cobalt Chromium V40 femoral heads.
Stryker L-FIT V40 Recall
Stryker's LFIT Anatomic CoCr V40 Femoral Heads are manufactured from a chromium/cobalt alloy, and are designed to be used with several of the company's modular hip devices, including:
- Accolade TMZF
- Accolade 2 Stems
- Meridian Stems
- Citation Stems
In August 2016, Stryker issued an "Urgent Medical Device Recall Notification" to surgeons, after certain L-FIT V-40 Femoral Heads had been associated with "higher than expected number of complaints involving taper lock failure of the recalled femoral heads." The potential consequences of taper lock failure include:
- Loss of mobility
- Adverse local tissue reaction
- Joint instability
- Bone fractures around the components
- Leg length discrepancy
- Need for revision surgery
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) would later designate Stryker's action a Class II recall, which indicates that the affected devices could cause temporary or medically reversible health effects.
It should be noted that the New Jersey Supreme Court did not limit the Multicounty Litigation to only those Stryker hip lawsuits that cite recalled L-FIT 40 Femoral Heads. Claims involving non-recalled lot numbers are also eligible for inclusion in the proceeding.
Compensation may be available to individuals who suffered serious complications allegedly associated with defective LFIT Anatomic CoCr V40 Femoral Head components. 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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