On June 1st at the EFORT Congress in Vienna, PhD student Gulraj S. Matharu of the University of Oxford presented findings from a study of Pinnacle’s metal-on-metal total hip replacements. He concluded that statistically, patients who underwent THR with the Pinnacle prosthesis had a significantly greater risk of implant failure if they had bilateral surgery or were …. Read More
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In May 2017, Stryker Corporation announced that it will begin making payments to eligible patients enrolled in a 2016 settlement program associated with the company’s metal-on-metal hip replacements. The 2016 settlement program compensates patients who underwent surgery to replace their Rejuvenate Modular-Neck hip stem or ABG II Modular Neck hip stem before December 19, 2016. …. Read More
A recently created multidistrict litigation, or MDL, has centralized product liability cases involving injuries related to Stryker LFIT V40 femoral heads, a component of prosthetic hip replacement devices. In an April 5, 2017 order from the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, the cases in the MDL were transferred to Massachusetts District Court, before Judge Indira Talwani. …. Read More
After petitioning to centralize claims concerning Stryker’s LFIT V40 hip component, plaintiffs wait to hear whether the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation will transfer the half-dozen cases to one court for coordinated pretrial proceedings. Arguments in favor of creation of the multi-district litigation, or MDL, were scheduled to be heard on March 30, 2017. Plaintiffs …. Read More
Another complaint has been filed against Stryker Orthopedics concerning its hip replacement components, the LFIT V40 Femoral Head and Accolade TMFZ Hip Stem. Filed in Alabama district court, the plaintiff alleges the medical device manufacturer sold defective hip implant parts that were prone to corrosion, leading to severe pain, blood poisoning and revision surgery. In …. Read More