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First Stryker LFIT V40 Hip Implant Trial Set for September 2019

A Massachusetts District Judge presiding over the Stryker LFIT V40 litigation said that a jury will hear the first lawsuit claiming complications from the hip implant component on September 16, 2019. The first of several bellwether trials, the outcome of the case will provide insight as to how juries may respond to evidence that will be presented in hundreds of other pending lawsuits on the matter. The Stryker LFIT V40 femoral head is alleged to have caused catastrophic side-effects including fracturing of the device, metallosis, tissue damage, and other complications that have led to painful hip revision surgery.

If you or a loved one has experienced complications from a metal-on-metal hip implant, please contact us at (877) 790-3588 for a confidential evaluation of your potential claim.

Doctor Tells Court of Allegedly Flawed Testing in DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement Lawsuit

Dr. Frank Chan, a doctor who oversaw the clinical testing for DePuy Orthopaedics’ metal-on-metal Pinnacle Ultamet hip replacement system, testified on the witness stand in a UK court last week. He maintained that protein buildup on the Pinnacle cobalt chrome heads caused tests to be seriously flawed, and that DePuy’s failure to clean these components during testing may have led to clinical ramifications. The DePuy hip replacement lawsuit is currently underway in London on behalf of more than 340 plaintiffs who maintain that the device was wrongly marketed as having lower wear rates than competitor devices and that the all-metal design caused toxic metal ions to be released into the bloodstream, resulting in early failure of the device and other complications.

If you or a loved one experienced complications from a metal-on-metal hip implant, please contact us for a confidential evaluation of your potential claim at (877) 790-3588.

Pinnacle Hip Implant Group Action Underway in UK

In one of the largest product liability group actions ever heard in the UK, hundreds of plaintiffs are claiming they received a faulty metal-on-metal hip implant manufactured by DePuy. The 312 patients who received the Pinnacle Ultamet hip joint claim that they needed revision surgery when their device released metal particles into the bloodstream and caused tissue damage and severe pain. According to the BBC, there are hundreds of other metal-on-metal claims against several other manufacturers that are said to be on hold pending the outcome of the Pinnacle Ultamet trial, which is expected to last until the end of January 2018.

If you or a loved one have experienced complications after receiving a metal-on-metal hip implant, please contact us at 877-790-3588 for a confidential evaluation of your potential claim.

Stryker Stricken Again: Another Hip Implant Lawsuit Filed

In a recent lawsuit against Stryker Orthopaedics filed by a Tennessee man, he claims that he suffered serious injuries following implantation of Stryker’s Accolade TMZF hip stem and LFIT anatomic CoCr V40 femoral head. Pending in the District of Massachusetts, the alleged side-effects from the metal-on-metal implant mirror those of many other plaintiffs with similar claims against the medical device manufacturer—including metallosis, permanent tissue damage, and painful device removal surgery. Among other claims, the plaintiff alleges that Stryker was negligent in the design of the device and that the company failed to warn of the associated risks.

 If you or a loved one experienced complications after receiving a metal-on-metal hip implant, please contact us at 877-790-3588 for a confidential evaluation of your potential claim.

Essure Sales Banned Outside the U.S.

Following thousands of complaints lodged against Bayer, maker of permanent contraceptive device Essure, the company has discontinued sales and marketing of Essure in every country outside the United States. Essure has caused many women to experience unwanted side-effects including migrations, perforation of the uterus or other organs, and chronic pain—many even needing surgery to remove the device. The dangers of Essure were made more evident in 2016 when the company added a black-box warning to Essure, the strongest warning, notifying doctors and patients of the problems associated with the implant.

 If you or a loved one suffered complications after receiving an Essure implant, please contact us by submitting the form or by calling us at (888) 985-7228 for a confidential evaluation of your potential claim.

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