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The Stryker hip lawsuit involves the LFIT Anatomic femoral heads utilized in the Stryker Accolade, and also the Rejuvenate and ABG II hip implants.

The LFIT Anatomic heads manufactured before 2012 are experiencing a high failure rate, and the company has issued a voluntary recall of the products. The defect can result in immense pain, loss of mobility, broken bones, cobalt poisoning, chromium toxicity, metallosis, and complete hip revision surgery.

The Rejuvenate and ABG II Modular hip systems were recalled several years ago because the devices were corroding within the bodies of patients. The corrosion, also known as “fretting”, occurs at the modular-neck joint, and causes massive muscle and bone destruction. A global settlement has been reached in regard to these specific devices.

What are the Allegations in the Stryker Hip Lawsuit

Lawyers argue the following:

  1. The hip implants were defective and unreasonably dangerous at the time they were manufactured.
  2. Stryker was negligent in the design of the hip replacements.
  3. The company failed to properly test the implants, and failed to promptly warn doctors and patients of the problems.


Which Stryker Hip Replacements are Subject to a Recall

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The Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Modular Hip replacements manufactured before 2012 have been recalled.

The following Stryker LFIT Anatomic femoral heads are the subject of a safety warning:

Catalog Number Head Diameter Dates
6260-9-236 36mm 2002-2010
6260-9-240 40mm 2006-2011
6260-9-244 44mm 2006-2011
6260-9-340 40mm 2006-2011
6260-9-440 340mm 2006-2011
6260-9-344 44mm 2007-2011
6260-9-444 44mm 2006-2011

If you have one of the above implants, you should consult your orthopedic surgeon regarding whether a revision surgery or a cobalt and chromium blood test is needed. You also should determine if you have had any of the following complications associated with the implants:

Complications & Symptoms
Bone chipping Bone fractures
Bone loss Broken device
Chromium poisoning and toxicity Chronic pain
Cobalt poisoning and toxicity Dislocation of the femoral head from the hip stem
Excessive metallic debris Fretting (wear) and corrosion at the modular neck junction
Inflammation Instability
Insufficient range of motion Joint loosening or dislocation
Leg length discrepancy Loss of mobility
Metallosis Necrosis (tissue death)
Periprosthetic fracture Squeaking and popping sounds

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Another Defective Hip Recall From Stryker Medical Is Injuring Patients

The latest defective product to come out of the medical device manufacturer is the LFIT (“Low Friction Ion Treatment”) Anatomic CoCr V40 femoral head. This is the part of the hip implant that replaces the patient’s own natural femoral head, which is the round protrusion that fits into the socket of the hip joint itself. To read more, click The Ring of Fire Network

Stryker Hip Settlement – Time Is Running Out:

The big news for 4,000 Stryker hip lawsuit plaintiffs is that a settlement was reached in November 2014. The company has agreed to set aside an initial $1 billion in order to pay compensation to patients who experienced medical problems due to the failure of their Stryker Rejuvenate or ABG II Modular hip replacements. To read more, click Levin Law News

Time Limit To Qualify For Stryker Rejuvenate, ABG II Modular-Neck Hip Settlement Funds:

The medical device manufacturer responsible for the Stryker Rejuvenate and/or ABG II Modular-Neck Hip Stem system recently agreed to a mediated settlement fund totaling over $1 billion* to compensate hip replacement patients having received the problematic hip replacement devices. As reported in The New York Times, (11/3/14) that fund, provided through Howmedica Osteonics Corporation, which does business as Stryker Orthopaedics, is based on an expectation of a $300,000 payout per hip implant for any patient who qualifies. To read more, click Lawyers & Settlements

Details of the Stryker Hip Implant $1.4 Billion Settlement:

For patients who have received a hip replacement, the outcome expected may be to move easier and without pain. For the recipients of a Stryker ABG II or Rejuvenate hip implant, however, the new outcome may be a settlement of $300,000. The Stryker implants were documented to cause corrosion, illness, pain and swelling, and even metal debris found in victims’ blood. They were recalled in 2012. To read more, click Levin Law News

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Stryker Hip Lawsuit: Stryker Does It Again:

It was less than a year ago – just before Thanksgiving Day of 2013 – that company director Rhonda Stryker, granddaughter of the company's founder, sold 14,000 shares of her company stock. This happened just as a number of Stryker hip lawsuits were moving forward – and shortly after her company was required to pay over $13 million in order to settle charges by the federal government over allegations of violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. It was predicted at that time that Stryker hip lawsuits would cost her firm up to $1 billion. To read more, click LevinLaw News

Stryker Hip Lawsuits – Over 1200 and Counting:

The health problems caused by the products at the center of the growing number of Stryker hip cases are well-known and documented: metallosis (poisoning from microscopic heavy metal shavings becoming embedded in tissue), necrosis (resultant death of living tissues surrounding the implant) and breakdown of bone tissue (osteolysis) are all associated with the failure of these devices. In most cases, the damage is permanent. To read more, click LevinLaw News


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How Much Compensation can be Recovered in the Stryker Litigation

We will be seeking the following damages for you:

  1. Past and future medical expenses to treat any injuries arising out of the failed hip replacement.
  2. Past and future mental pain and suffering caused by the failed implant.
  3. Past and future wage loss because of the recalled medical device.
  4. Other economic losses you might have sustained as a result of dealing with the implant issues.
  5. Punitive damages, if appropriate.


Stryker Hip Recall

As of this time, there has not been a recall in the United States of the LFIT Anatomic CoCr V40 femoral head, utilized in the Accolade implants. However, Stryker has issued an urgent medical device notification warning doctors and patients of a high failure rate. Additionally, Health Canada did issue a recall of the device in August 2016, and the Australian Department of Health has issued a warning.

On July 6, 2012, Stryker Orthopaedics did voluntarily recall the Rejuvenate and ABG II Modular Hip System Implants. This recall occurred because the devices were breaking down within a patient's hip.


Stryker Settlements

As of this time, there have been no large group settlements involving the Stryker LFIT failures. However, there has been a global settlement involving the Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Modular Hip Systems.

On November 3, 2014, Stryker agreed to a global settlement program (estimated at $1.4 billion) for those who had a recalled Rejuvenate or ABG II implant and who had revision surgery prior to November 3, 2014. The minimum award of $300,000 to most victims is said to be the largest ever in failed hip replacement litigation and comes with few reductions. Qualified victims are also entitled to potential future compensation, even if their case is settled. This global settlement does not prevent individuals with recalled Stryker hip implants from pursuing their own litigation if they do not wish to settle or if they have not yet had a revision surgery.


FDA and Scientific Studies Regarding Stryker Hip Implants

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Urgent Medical Device Product Field Action Notification LFIT Anatomic CoCr V40 Femoral Heads

Stryker has initiated a voluntary medical device recall for various hip implant femoral heads. To read the recall, click Stryker

Health Canada Issues Recall of LFIT Anatomic CoCr V40 Femoral Heads

Stryker has received higher than expected complaints of taper lock failure for specific lots of certain sizes of LFIT Anatomic COCR V40TM Femoral Heads manufactured prior to 2011. To read the warning, click Health Cananda

LFIT Anatomic CoCr V40 femoral heads: Hazard alert – risk of adverse events due to potential taper lock failures

It has been identified that some LFIT Anatomic CoCr V40 femoral heads manufactured before 2011 have a higher than expected incidence of taper lock failures. To read the recall, click Australian Department of Health

Catastrophic Femoral Head-Stem Trunnion Dissociation Secondary to Corrosion

We describe 5 cases, from our institution, in which the femoral head became dissociated from the femoral stem trunnion secondary to severe corrosion. To read the study, click Journal of Bone & Surgery

Stryker Initiates Voluntary Product Recall of Modular-Neck Stems Action Specific to Rejuvenate and ABG II Modular-Neck Stems

Stryker has voluntarily recalled its Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck stems. "While modular-neck stems provide surgeons with an option to correct certain aspects of a patient’s anatomy and hip biomechanics, given the potential risks associated with fretting and corrosion at the modular neck junction, Stryker Orthopaedics decided to take this voluntary action," said Stuart Simpson, Vice President and General Manager, Hip Reconstruction. To read more, click FDA Recall - Firm Press Release