Stryker Hip Implant Recall Attorneys
Hip implant failure has been plaguing the hip replacement industry for years, which has caused undue pain and suffering for thousands and thousands of Americans. According to health officials, another hip implant recall may be on the horizon.
The spotlighted product: LFIT Anatomic CoCr V40 Femoral Heads manufactured by Stryker Orthopaedics and used in a number of the company’s modular hip replacements systems.
Health authorities around the globe have already begun to take action. In Australia, the Department of Health issued a hazard alert, warning patients and healthcare professionals of the potentially defective Stryker implant components. Health officials north of the border in Canada issued a recall in August for the device.
This is not the first time Stryker has made international headlines for issuings stemming from defective hip implants. In 2014, the device maker agreed to pay more than $1.4 billion to settle claims over defective hip implants.
The hazard warning out of Australia states that some devices manufactured before 2011 have been associated with a higher-than expected rate of taper lock failures. The taper lock is the part of the hip implant that connects the femoral head to the femoral neck.
Failure of the taper lock could result in the following serious complications:
- Loss of mobility
- Adverse local tissue reaction
- Joint instability
- Broken bones around the components
- Leg length discrepancy
- Need for revision surgery
The affected products are as follows:
- Catalog number 6260-9-236, head diameter 36mm, offset +5
- Catalog number 6260-9-240, head diameter 40mm, offset +4
- Catalog number 6260-9-244, head diameter 44mm, offset +4
- Catalog number 6260-9-340, head diameter 40mm, offset +8
- Catalog number 6260·9-440, head diameter 40mm, offset +12
- Catalog number 6260-9-344, head diameter 44mm, offset +8
- Catalog number 6260-9-444, head diameter 44mm, offset +12
Long Term Complications
According to some medical professionals, revision surgery does not reduce the chances of the patient experiencing long-term problems. Patients may develop permanent soft tissue damage and muscle and bone destruction caused by the metal wear debris. This debris cannot be removed by surgeons so it remains in the patient well after the defective stem is replaced with a new one/
How The Carlson Law Firm Can Help
If you or someone you love have been seriously injured as a result of a faulty hip implant, contact The Carlson Law Firm as soon as possible. We have a team of experienced and personal injury attorneys who has the tools and resources necessary to fight for your rights. You may be eligible for compensation for the damages you’ve suffered. We have offices throughout the state of Texas, and have served a number of clients nationwide. Contact us today for your free, no obligation, initial consultation. We are available to you 24/7. Se habla español.