A Stryker V40 femoral head attorney notes that a lawsuit alleges the combination of the Accolade hip stem and LFit V40 femoral head led to serious complications. As a result, the plaintiff claims to have suffered from blood poisoning and device failure. Affected patients and their families may be eligible to file a lawsuit and recover compensation with the help of a hip replacement lawyer.
For more information, contact Attorney Group today. Our consultations are free, confidential and without any obligation on your part. We can help answer your questions, and if you choose to pursue a claim we can connect you with an affiliated Stryker V40 femoral head attorney who can assist you throughout the legal process.
Defective Hip Implant Allegedly Led to Revision Surgery
A lawsuit filed in February 2017 alleges that complications associated with the Stryker Accolade stem and V40 femoral head combinations are much larger than those referenced in a recall issued by Stryker in August 2016. After claiming to have experienced discomfort related to the device and finding the presence of increased levels of metal ions in her blood, the plaintiff in the case was required to undergo revision surgery where significant metallosis was discovered.
According to the lawsuit, Stryker allegedly downplayed the risk of harm related to the V40 femoral head and limited the scope of its recall in an effort to hide the true extent of the problems with the defective hip implants from surgeons, patients and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Likewise, reports indicate that many patients fitted with Accolade Stem/LFit V40 femoral head combinations suffered catastrophic device failure and experienced significant soft tissue damage surrounding the area where the implant was located.
How a Stryker V40 Femoral Head Attorney Can Help
Device makers have a duty to provide safe products. If there are risks of harm associated with their products, they also must provide adequate warnings. If a device maker fails to fulfill this duty, it could be held liable in lawsuits for injuries that may result.
People who have suffered injuries from the combination of Stryker Accolade hip stems and Stryker V40 femoral heads may be eligible to recover money for:
- Medical Expenses
- Lost Wages
- Pain and Suffering
The families of those who have died may be eligible to recover money for funeral expenses and the pain that comes with losing a loved one.
For more information, contact Attorney Group. After you contact us, an attorney will follow up to answer questions that you might have. There is no cost or obligation to speak with us, and any information you provide will be kept confidential.
Please note that the law limits the time you have to pursue a claim or file a lawsuit for an injury. If you think you have a case, you should not delay taking action.