In August 2016, hip replacement manufacturer Stryker recalled its LFIT CoCr V40 Femoral Heads after numerous reports of failed implants. Patients who have a Stryker hip implant may experience a variety of negative side effects and symptoms, including chronic pain, joint dislocation and device corrosion. Metal particles from corrosion may cause blood poisoning, organ problems and even certain types of cancers. These injuries may result from design defects in the femoral head of the implants and usually require additional surgery to correct. Due to these dangers, Stryker is involved in multiple product liability lawsuits from patients who received hip implants with a Stryker LFIT CoCr V40 Femoral Head.
Complications from the LFIT CoCr V40 hip surgeries have caused many patients to suffer more hip discomfort than they experienced prior to the replacement. The side effects caused by the corrosion of the metal components scraping against each other may include:
On Friday, November 2, 2018 Stryker announced a settlement resolving lawsuits in New Jersey state court and Massachusetts federal court. Details have yet to be announced.
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