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Popular Hip Implant Device Pulled Off Market Due To Alarmingly High-Rate of Failure & Complications...

What To Do If You Received A Hip Implant Between 2005 to 2011...

From the desk of:
Andy Bederman, Managing Attorney

To Hip Implant Patients:

If you (or a loved one) received a hip implant between the years of 2005 and 2011, this may be the most important message you will ever read...

Here is why...

A widely used hip implant device called the Stryker® LFIT Anatomic CoCrV40 Femoral Head has been withdrawn from the market in several countries and may soon be recalled or withdrawn here in the United States due to alarmingly high-rates of failure and complications.

Please continue reading as these new developments may have a significant impact on you...

What Is The Stryker® LFIT Femoral Head?

The Stryker LFIT Femoral Head is a component used in an overall hip implant system (in this case, the "head" component which attaches to the "stem").

A hip implant system is comprised of many different parts. And these parts may be made by different manufacturers.

Orthopedic surgeons use interchanging parts from different manufacturers depending on a patient's specific needs.

The Stryker LFIT Femoral Head (which acts as the artificial femoral rounded end that fits into the artificial hip socket) has been withdrawn from the market in some countries due to a high-incidence of failure and complications.

It was widely used by surgeons in the United States. Patients who received a hip implant between 2005 to 2011 could very well have received the dangerous Stryker LFIT femoral head.

Why Is The Stryker LFIT Femoral Head Prone To Failure?

The Stryker LFIT Femoral Head is made from the metals cobalt and chromium – which are prone to corrosion and wear.

Because of this corrosion and wear, many negative health consequences have been occurring in patients, including...

  • Pain
  • Loss of mobility
  • Inflammation
  • Difficulty walking or standing
  • Dislocation
  • Joint instability
  • Broken bones around the components
  • Chromium and Cobalt toxicity/poisoning
  • Noise coming from implant area
  • Leg-length discrepancy
  • Need for revision surgery

How The Stryker LFIT Femoral Head Fails...

Because of corrosion and wear, two serious complications may occur...

  1. Taper lock failure
  2. Metallosis

Taper lock failure is when the artificial femoral head (the Stryker LFIT, for instance) fails at the point it connects with the femoral stem.

When this happens, patients will most likely need significant treatment and revision surgeries. Warning signs can be any of the above symptoms.

Another common complication is metallosis – which occurs when corrosion and wear cause metal fragments to enter the blood and surrounding tissues.

The Stryker LFIT can cause elevated blood serum levels of chromium and cobalt due to wear that occurs between the moving parts of the device causing microscopic metal debris to enter the bloodstream.

Metallosis can cause significant complications including irreversible muscle damage – which cannot be treated or fixed. So, it is important to find out if you are affected.

Would I Have Been Notified If I Received The Stryker LFIT Femoral Head As Part of My Hip Implant?

Patients who received the dangerous Stryker LFIT Femoral Head are likely NOT aware that they were given this implant.

There is currently no government mandate for surgeons or health facilities to inform affected patients.

This may occur very soon, however, as the FDA may get involved and issue a Stryker LFIT recall or Stryker may withdraw the units voluntarily from the market.

Canada has already issued a formal government recall. Australia has also issued a "hazard alert" for the Stryker LFIT femoral head.

In the meantime, it is extremely important to take your health into your own hands – and it is well advised for all patients who received hip implants from 2005 to 2011 to find out if they received the Stryker LFIT.

What the Stryker LFIT Market Withdrawal Means For You...

If you are still reading this, it means you likely fall into this scenario...

DOES THIS SCENARIO DESCRIBE YOU?

  • I received a hip implant between 2005 and 2011 and have experienced pain, complications or a hip implant failure requiring revision surgery

Our law office is currently investigating these cases.

If you are unsure if you received the Stryker LFIT implant, you can find out by retrieving your detailed surgery records.

Our law firm is helping people find out if they received the Stryker LFIT implant. With your authorization, we are able to obtain your surgical records and confirm whether the device was used in your hip implant operation.

I Experienced Complications That Required A Revision Surgery...

If you received the Stryker LIFT implant, you may have experienced any of the following negative effects that require or required revision surgery:

  • Pain
  • Loss of mobility
  • Inflammation
  • Difficulty walking or standing
  • Dislocation
  • Joint instability
  • Broken bones around the components
  • Chromium and Cobalt toxicity/poisoning
  • Noise coming from implant area
  • Leg-length discrepancy
  • And Other complications requiring revision surgery

So please continue reading because it is critically important for you to understand not only the medical aspects of all this, but also the LEGAL aspects behind your safety and well-being.

This Is Not The First Stryker Hip Implant To Be Pulled Off The Market

The medical device manufacturer of the Stryker LFIT previously had to recall another hip implant device used in surgeries due to product defects.

Their previous hip implant device was shown to be prone to the same kind of corrosion and failures that the Stryker LFIT has had.

$1.4 Billion Legal Settlement For Patients Who Received Stryker Implants

The previous Stryker device failures resulted in the device manufacturer to setup a $1.4 billion mediated settlement fund for patients who were victims of the defective device.

As reported by the New York Times, the $1.4 billion fund is based on the expectation of a $300,000+ payout per hip implant for any patient who qualifies.

Many legal analysts are predicting that hip implant patients who received the Stryker LFIT Femoral Head may see significant compensation, as did happen in their prior legal settlement with affected patients.

You May Be Eligible For Financial Compensation Having Been Affected By A Defective Hip Implant

Medical device manufacturers are subject to STRICT guidelines and rules by the FDA.

The FDA puts rules in place that require medical device manufacturers to conduct extensive testing, research and clinical trials before their device can be used in operations.

...this is done so doctors and patients like YOURSELF can weigh the benefits of using a particular medical device against the possible dangers and consequences it may pose.

And it gives doctors the ability to make an informed decision about which brand hip implant to use, based on available safety data gathered in pre-market testing and trials.

When A Manufacturer Doesn't Adequately Test The Safety of A Hip Implant, Doctors & Patients Become Victims -- And All You're Left With Is A Dangerous Device Stuck Inside You...

As a result of Stryker Orthopedics® failing to design a sufficiently safe and effective hip implant device, you or a loved one may have suffered negative health consequences, needed revision surgeries or therapy, experienced emotional pain, incurred lost wages due to time off work, and other significant related expenses.

Because of this... you may be entitled to what are called "damages", which is just a legal term for money awarded in individual lawsuits, settlements and class action lawsuits.

Because the Stryker LFIT Femoral Head has such a high-rate of failure, complications and need for revision surgery, patients often find themselves burdened with substantial medical expenses.

Why should you have to bear the financial and emotion burden due to a defective hip implant?

What Your Next Step Should Be If You Had A Hip Implant Surgery Between 2005 and 2011...

Our legal team has reviewed the available evidence and research, and our experience in medical device liability cases tell us, that we are in prime position to effectively help patients who are victims of the Stryker LFIT Femoral Head voluntary withdrawal and any subsequent injuries suffered.

We are offering a free legal consultation and case evaluation to patients who believe they may be affected.

If you'd like to learn more and speak with a Stryker LFIT lawyer free of charge, this is your opportunity to discover the help that is available to you.

Getting started is simple and easy...

Fill out the contact form below or call us at 866-451-2624 for a free case evaluation and legal consultation. We will personally speak with you about your case.

Speaking to an attorney, you will get answers to the following...

  • How do I find out if my surgeon used the Stryker LFIT in my hip implant? (if you don't already know)
  • Am I eligible to pursue a Stryker hip implant lawsuit?
  • What is involved and how does it work?
  • Should I file a lawsuit or seek a settlement?
  • How do I get started?
  • ...And more

This consultation with an attorney does not cost you anything and is 100% free and confidential. That means you have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

You will speak to our attorneys -- lawyers with years of experience getting successful legal outcomes for victims like yourself.

We are currently accepting cases from all 50 states in the United States, so you are eligible to speak to us for free -- no matter what state you live in.

You should contact our firm if:

  • You underwent a hip implant surgery between 2005 to 2011 and subsequently experienced complications that required (or require) revision surgery.

And know this...

If at any point you do not believe we are the most qualified to help you get the compensation you rightfully deserve, you are not obligated in any way, shape or form to pay us or work with us. This is a NO-PRESSURE consultation.

We are confident you will see the extraordinary value we can offer you. Our law firm works strictly on a contingency basis -- meaning patients we represent only pay out of their recovery if they win their case.

You must act quickly because there is only a small window of time that hip implant patients can file a Stryker LFIT lawsuit or seek a Stryker settlement. This is called the "statute of limitations" -- and it is different for every state.

So act now and fill out the contact form at the bottom of the page. Or simply pick up the phone and call us right now at 866-451-2624.

We stand ready to help you win your case.

Sincerely,

Andy E. Bederman
Managing Attorney
Law Offices of Greenberg & Bederman, LLC

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