A product liability lawsuit has been filed by a Massachusetts man who suffered complications from his Stryker Accolade TMZF Hip Stem with an LFIT V40 Femoral Head. The man contends that the device caused him great discomfort, high levels of metal ions in his bloodstream, and soft tissue damage after receiving the implant in 2009, which led to revision surgery in 2015. In the complaint, his surgeon noted that the femoral head of the device had corroded at the taper junction—an increasingly common complaint of the artificial hip component.
This case mirrors several others alleging that Stryker’s LFIT V40 Femoral Heads are defective and should be recalled after Stryker received a higher volume of reports of problems associated with the component. If you or a loved one experienced complications after receiving a metal-on-metal hip implant, please contact us at 888-984-7988 for a confidential evaluation of your potential claim.