The LFIT V40 femoral heads are made of a cobalt and chromium alloy, which are designed to be used during hip replacement surgery. The devices are utilized in a number of Stryker modular hip implant devices including the Accolade TMZF and Accolade stems, as well as Meridian and Citation stems.
All federal Stryker hip lawsuits involving LFIT 40 Femoral Heads were consolidated into MDL No. 2768 on April 5, 2017. Six complaints were initially transferred to the U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts. At least 27 potentially related actions, as well as any filed in the future, will likely be transferred to the MDL.
In August 2016, Stryker issued an Urgent Medical Device Recall Notification to surgeons warning that certain LFIT V40 Femoral Heads had been linked to a higher-than-expected number of complaints involving taper lock failure.
FDA later designated Stryker’s notification a Class II Medical Device Recall, which indicates that use of the affected hip implant components could result in adverse health complications including:
Loss of mobility
Adverse local tissue reaction
Bone fractures around the components
Leg length discrepancy
Need for revision surgery
Stryker MDL 2768 LFIT V40 MDL Order No. 10 Re June 29, 2017 Status Conference.pdf
Stryker MDL 2768 LFIT V40 MDL Order No. 11 Re June 30, 2017 Status Conference.pdf
Stryker MDL 2768 LFIT V40 MDL Order No. 12 Re August 1, 2017 Status Conference.pdf
Stryker MDL 2768 LFIT V40 Protective Order October 12, 2017.pdf
Stryker MDL 2768 LFIT V40 Fact Sheet Implementation Order with Attachment 1 and 2 (1) November 13, 2017.pdf
Stryker MDL 2768 LFIT V40 ESI Order October 27, 2017 With Attachments.pdf
2768 Case Management Order No. 1 Re: Case Questionaire (aka Plaintiff Fact Sheet) August 8, 2017