McGlamry & Blakely of Pope McGlamry Appointed to Plaintiffs’ Executive Committees for Stryker LFit V40 Litigation

Pope McGlamry’s own Michael L. McGlamry and Michael J. Blakely have been appointed to the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committees in separate but related coordinated litigations for Stryker LFIT V40.

Plaintiffs’ Executive Committees

Multi-County Litigation (MCL) for New Jersey

McGlamry has been appointed a member of the Plaintiffs’ Executive committee for the multi-county litigation (MCL) for Stryker LFIT Anatomic CoCr V40 Femoral Heads Litigation for New Jersey by Judge Rachelle Harz. Mr. McGlamry expressed his eagerness to serve as a member of the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee for Stryker LFIT V40 in New Jersey State Court stating, “I hope with this appointment, I can help obtain justice for the victims and their families.”

Multi-District Litigation (MDL)

Blakely has been appointed to the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee in the multi-district litigation (MDL) for Stryker Orthopaedics LFIT V40 Femoral Head Products Liability Litigation by U.S. District Court Judge Indira Talwani – District Court of Massachusetts. Mr. Blakely added that he takes the appointment by Judge Talwani very seriously stating, “I’m honored to be chosen by Judge Talwani to help lead this important litigation.”

About Stryker LFIT V40 Lawsuits

The Stryker LFit V40 was recalled in August 2016. The lawsuits coordinated in New Jersey State Court and in the District of Massachusetts allege hip implants designed and manufactured by Stryker Orthopaedics are defective. According to the plaintiffs, the Stryker LFit V40 femoral head, a component of Stryker’s hip implant that fits into the hip socket and is attached to the femoral stem, has been plagued with numerous corrosion related problems.

Stryker LFIT V40 Failure Symptoms

Many of the plaintiffs report adverse tissue reactions and spontaneous dissociation, which requires extensive surgery to repair. Plaintiffs suffer injuries such as:

  • Severe pain
  • Inflammation
  • Metallosis
  • Joint instability
  • Dislocation
  • Broken bones in the area of the implant
  • Leg length discrepancy
  • Loss of mobility

If you or a loved one has experienced one of these symptoms or has a Stryker LFIT V40 hip implant, contact our team today for a free case evaluation.

Large Scale Stryker Litigation in Georgia

Mr. McGlamry and Mr. Blakely’s appointments to the respective state court MCL and federal court MDL provide a unique opportunity for Pope McGlamry, P.C., to oversee and manage parallel litigation. As Georgia lawyers, their appointments underscore Georgia as a jurisdiction where large scale coordinated litigation can be competently carried out. Unlike states such as California and New York, Georgia has not historically been a hub for MDLs and other coordinated litigation. However, as the JPML makes a concerted effort to broaden the roster of federal judges with experience managing MDL dockets, an increasing number of MDLs are being sent to Georgia – causing GA lawyers to be called upon by courts to serve in leadership roles.

For example, U.S. District Judge Richard Story of the Northern District of Georgia, recently became the transferee judge in the Ethicon Physiomesh Flexible Composite Hernia Mesh case, and U.S. District Judge William Duffey presided over Wright Medical Technology, Inc., Conserve Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation. Mr. McGlamry is also Co-Lead Counsel in Wright Medical Technology, Inc., Conserve Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation, and helped negotiate a $240 million dollar settlement agreement last year!

Contact Us For Stryker LFIT V40 Litigation

If you or a loved one has been injured by the Stryker LFIT V40 hip device, please contact the attorneys at Pope McGlamry, we will ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve. Submit your case for free and our team will reach out to you.

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Michael L. McGlamry

Mike is and has been active representing plaintiffs in personal injury, wrongful death, products and pharmaceutical liability, class actions and mass torts actions that have resulted in verdicts or settlements approaching a billion dollars. Many of these cases were the first such cases in the nation and many involved innovative, ground-breaking legal strategies. He and […] Full Bio

Michael J. Blakely, Jr.

M.J. Blakely is a shareholder at Pope McGlamry in Atlanta, Georgia. He attended Oxford College and Emory College of Emory University where he obtained his Bachelor of Arts in 2002. M.J. earned a Juris Doctorate from the University Of Georgia School Of Law in 2006. Immediately after law school M.J. began pursuing his passion for […] Full Bio