Stryker LFIT COCR V40 Femoral Head Recall in Texas
Stryker Orthopedics has notified surgeons that it has decided to voluntarily recall certain lots and sizes of their LFIT ANATOMIC COCR V40 FEMORAL HEADS because of serious health risks to patients.
Unfortunately, it is our belief that hundreds of Texans were implanted with this hip replacement system, and many have experienced debilitating pain or forced to undergo a second revision surgery because of design flaws in this defective medical device.
Physicians began notifying patients of this recall by letter in late September of 2016.
If you received a notice of recall from your Orthopedic Surgeon, it is very important that you consult with an experienced attorney right away to ensure your legal rights are protected.
Call Carabin Shaw at 800-862-1260 to discuss the ramifications of this letter and to obtain a consultation of your rights.
Since this product was put on the market in 2006, there have been multiple reports of catastrophic failures where the cobalt and chromium heads of the patient’s hip implant corrode so badly that the head ultimately comes free from femoral stem, referred to by doctors as “spontaneous dissociation.”
When dissociation occurs the individual will require an invasive emergency surgery to remove both the femoral stem and head (ball).
In addition to spontaneous dissociations, many patients have reported corrosion of the device which causing the release of metal ions (cobalt and chromium) into the patient’s body. These metal particles can trigger an immunological response called metallosis (metal poisoning), which can cause systemic damage to the patient’s entire body.
If you were implanted with a defective Stryker medical devices, you likely received a recall letter from your Orthopedic Surgeon and/or Stryker/Broadspire in the mail.
Call our Law Firm for more information. In San Antonio call 210-222-2288 or toll free at 800-862-1260.