If you or a loved one has undergone hip replacement surgery to replace the Stryker Accolade Stem, you may be eligible for a legal claim. The Accolade TMZF was recalled because of its metal-on-metal design. The stem, when implanted in conjunction with the L-Fit Anatomic V-40 Femoral Head, operates as a metal-on-metal hip implant system. Over time, the metal can fret and corrode, causing the metal components to shed cobalt and chromium ions into the surrounding hip tissue and bloodstream.
Stryker Accolade Hip Recall
The Stryker Accolade TMZF Hip Device was recalled in July 2009.
Accolade TMZF Failure Symptoms
When this metal-on-metal hip system releases metallic debris into the bloodstream, it increases a patient’s risk for toxic levels of metal ions in the surrounding hip tissue and bloodstream, causing serious complications and/or death. Patients implanted with the Stryker Accolade TMZF stem have been known to develop the following symptoms:
- Elevated cobalt levels
- Elevated chromium ion levels
- Tissue damage
- Fluid buildup within the hip
In the majority of cases, patients have to undergo complicated hip revision surgeries to replace the defective Stryker Accolade TMZF device with a safer hip implant.
Stryker Accolade Settlement | November 2018
Pope McGlamry is pleased to announce that we have reached a confidential, private settlement in the Stryker LFIT Cobalt Chromium V40 Femoral Head litigation, which is often implanted in conjunction with the Stryker Accolade TMZF device. Read more about the settlement.