Amarillo Defective Hip Implant Attorneys
If you had hip replacement surgery between 2006 and 2012 your artificial hip may contain a defective Stryker LFIT V40 femoral head. Stryker recalled certain sizes of the part in August 2016, after receiving reports of artificial hip failure and other problems linked to the LFIT femoral head. Stryker has a history of selling defective hip replacements, and agreed to pay more than $1.4 billion to settle defective hip implant claims in 2014.
If you have received a Stryker LFIT femoral head, you may be able to recover compensation for your injuries, including revision surgery. The experienced Amarillo defective hip implant attorneys of Wood Law Firm LLP, are ready to fight for justice for you. If you are experiencing symptoms of hip replacement complications and do not know if you received a recalled hip part, we can determine if you have a case. Please call us today to schedule your free initial consultation.
Stryker LFIT Defect
The Stryker recall affects certain sizes of the Low Friction Ion Treatment (LFIT) Anatomic CoCr V40 femoral head that were manufactured before 2011. The problem is that the taper lock, which connects the femoral head to the femoral neck, can fail.
Taper lock failure can cause:
- Popping or squeaking of the joint
- Joint instability
- Insufficient soft tissue tension
- Insufficient range of motion
- Loss of mobility
- Separation of the femoral head from the hip stem
- Fractured hip stem trunnion
- Decreased bone fixation strength
- Broken bones around the components
- Bone chipping or fracture
- Increased polymeric wear debris
- Increased metallic debris
- Cobalt or chromium toxicity and poisoning
- Adverse local tissue reaction
- Tissue death
- Bone loss
- Leg length discrepancy
- Need for revision surgery
If You Have Been Harmed
If you have been harmed by a defective hip implant, you may be able to recover compensation for your injuries. We can help. Our Amarillo defective hip replacement lawyers can help you determine if you have an implant part affected by the recall and if you have a case. Compensation can pay for your medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering and more.
Please do not wait until it is too late to take legal action. Call an Amarillo attorney at the Wood Law Firm LLP, 806-372-WOOD (9663) or contact us right away to schedule your free initial consultation.