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Case Alert: Hip Implant Recall

A recall of a component used in hip implants has been announced by Stryker® Corporation, a major medical device manufacturer. This recall comes after the component was linked to numerous serious complications, including metal poisoning, severe pain and implant failure.

Why the Recall?

The recall is for a single component—the LFIT™ Anatomic CoCR (Cobalt Chromium) V40™ femoral head—which has been used in roughly 14 different Stryker hip products.

Patients who received a hip implant using a product which included the recalled component have experienced higher than normal failure rates. The recall component has been linked to an increased risk of the following:

  • Taper lock failure
  • Hip stem breakage
  • Hip stem trunnion issues
  • Dislocation
  • Joint instability
  • Bone fractures
  • Excessive metal debris within the body
  • Joint noise
  • Inflammation around the implant site
  • Severe pain

In some cases, patients are required to undergo painful and invasive surgery to correct the side effects caused by products using the recalled components.

Who Is Affected?

The recalled component was used in a number of different hip replacement products affecting hundreds of thousands of patients.

You may be eligible for compensation if you:

  • Received a letter about the hip replacement product from Stryker® Corporation or your surgeon; or
  • Have experienced serious hip replacement complications, side effects or failure; or
  • Believe that your hip replacement may be affected by the Stryker® Corporation recall.

If you are not certain that your hip implant is affected by this recall, our team at Burke Harvey can help you determine if you may be eligible for compensation. Simply call our office at (205) 881-0555 for a free consultation or contact us using the form below.

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