Stryker Corporation and subsidiary Howmedica are facing a new product liability claim, alleging the Stryker LFIT V40 femoral head component in their metal hip implant caused the need for revision surgery.
Pennsylvania plaintiff Mary S. had reportedly opted to get the metal-on-metal hip implant with the Stryker LFIT V40 femoral head component, after reviewing advertisements and marketing materials from the company. Furthermore, Mary’s orthopedic surgeon recommended the metal hip implant allegedly after reviewing materials provided by Stryker and Howmedica.
According to the Stryker metal hip lawsuit, Mary had the prosthetic containing the Stryker LFIT V40 femoral head component implanted in her right hip on Feb. 1, 2010. While Mary had no immediate adverse side effects after the procedure, she says she eventually started experiencing painful symptoms.
Eventually the pain became so debilitating that Mary underwent revision surgery to get the device removed on Aug. 1, 2017, around the same time that she learned the device was recalled from the market.
Upon getting the device removed, it was discovered that Mary had been suffering from metallosis or blood metal poisoning. This condition is…