Settlement Reached in Stryker LFIT V40 Hip Lawsuit

Pope McGlamry is pleased to announce that a confidential, private settlement has been reached in the Stryker LFIT Cobalt Chromium V40 Femoral Heads litigation.

The litigation involved the recalled LFIT V40 hip component commonly used in conjunction with Stryker’s Accolade device in hip replacement surgeries. The LFIT V40 devices, manufactured by Howmedica Osteonics Corp., were subject to two separate recalls after patients complained of:

  • Pain
  • Difficulty walking
  • Disassociation of the femoral head
  • Tissue and muscle damage from corrosion products of the cobalt and chromium femoral head requiring revision surgery

Individual Lawsuits Centralized

Numerous individual lawsuits were centralized in two jurisdictions and both are included in the confidential private settlement. All federally filed Stryker LFIT V40 lawsuits were located in the District of Massachusetts as a Multi-District Litigation (MDL) in April of 2017.

Lawsuits filed in state court, New Jersey, were also consolidated as a Multi-County Litigation (MCL) in New Jersey’s Superior Court in Bergen County on May 16, 2017.

LFIT V40 Settlement Announced

The settlement was announced this morning in court before the MDL Judge Indira Talwani in Boston. An order was issued by the Honorable Judge Rachelle Harz of the New Jersey Superior Court applying procedures to support the settlement, as well.

The Plaintiffs’ negotiating team jointly comment that “we are pleased we were able to bring a speedy resolution for our clients and are happy they will receive compensation for both the pain these devices caused and the surgeries they had to endure to attempt to undo the damage caused by these faulty implants.”

LFIT V40 Litigation Leadership

The attorneys in the leadership of these coordinated litigations who negotiated this settlement are:

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Unlike firms who make big promises and then refer their cases to other attorneys, Pope McGlamry has the expertise you need for your case. We are experienced with Stryker hip replacement lawsuits, and currently represent hundreds of patients who have been harmed by these devices. If you believe you have an LFIT COCR V40 Femoral Head as part of your hip implant, or if you have received a recall letter, contact Pope McGlamry or submit your case for a free consultation.

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Michael L. McGlamry

Michael L. McGlamry is and has been actively 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 […] Full Bio

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Michael J. Blakely, Jr. 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. Blakely earned a Juris Doctorate from the University Of Georgia School Of Law in 2006. Immediately after law school Blakely began pursuing his […] Full Bio