Failed Stryker Metal LFIT Hips
Our Defective Medical Device Attorneys Can Help!
Metal-on-metal hip implants have been the subject of intense litigation
for years now. Because contact between cobalt and chromium implant surfaces
create metal shavings, patients with metal-on-metal hip components have
been forced to undergo replacement surgery. They’ve also been subject
to metal poisoning, failed implants, infection, and loss of mobility.
Stryker’s LFIT V40 Femoral Head is the latest metal hip implant to face lawsuits from patients around
the country. Experts anticipate thousands of cases being filed over the
next few years because over 100,000 patients were fitted with the
faulty medical device between 2002 and 2011. Due to the potential volume of lawsuits, all Stryker
LFIT cases have been consolidated into a multidistrict litigation (or MDL).
If you’ve been fitted with a metal hip and you’ve experienced
metal poisoning, pain at the site, and bone fractures around your hip,
call our firm as soon as possible—Christian & Davis LLC can help.
The Symptoms of Metal Implant Failure
The basic structure of the Stryker femoral head implant is a metal ball
that can be attached to a wide number of hip implant stems. The metal
components rub against each other (and in the case of the Stryker implant,
the taper lock in the stem loosens and fails). This constant contact creates
metal shavings that enter surrounding tissue and the blood stream. Metal
ions in your tissue create metallosis, or metal poisoning.
The symptoms of metallosis include:
- Loss of mobility
- Extreme pain
- Hip dislocation
- Bone fractures
- Bone or muscle death
- Different in leg length
In some cases, you may also experience hearing loss, vertigo, mental fogginess,
headaches, and difficulty breathing. With such a wide range of symptoms,
it’s vital to get to a doctor and find out if you have any symptoms
of tissue death or metallosis.
Call (864) 408-8890 for a Free Consultation Today!
If you received a hip implant between 2002 and 2011, it’s vital that
you understand the symptoms of metal poisoning and get your blood tested.
If you’re already looking for answers for why your hip implant failed,
our firm has both the answers and solution. Filing a liability claim may
afford you the financial stability you need to get replacement/revision
surgery and recover with peace and confidence.
At Christian & Davis, our Greenville medical device lawyers have over
95 years of combined experience winning justice and financial security
for our clients. Our
personal injury team takes on cases at no cost to you—we investigate the cause of
your injury, hold the manufacturer and designers responsible, and get
you answers while you focus on getting better. Our success is your success—if
we win your case, we take a percentage of the result. If we don’t,
then we absorb the costs, so you have nothing to lose.
Contact our firm for a free consultation. We can let you know if you have a valid case and get started on your
case as soon as possible. Speak with us as soon as you can.