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A Texas jury has awarded $1.041 billion to six plaintiffs injured by Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy Pinnacle hip implants. The plaintiffs in this third bellwether trial of the Pinnacle hip litigation received the defective metal-on-metal implant and subsequently experienced complications including tissue death, bone erosion and other injuries. The plaintiffs also contended that Johnson & …. Read More
A product liability lawsuit has been filed by a Massachusetts man who suffered complications from his Stryker Accolade TMZF Hip Stem with an LFIT V40 Femoral Head. The man contends that the device caused him great discomfort, high levels of metal ions in his bloodstream, and soft tissue damage after receiving the implant in 2009, …. Read More
Health Canada announced that it has recalled units of Stryker LFIT Anatomic COCR V40TM and COCR LFIT femoral heads. The Canadian safety regulator announced the recall after Stryker received a high volume of complaints that linked the component to taper lock failures—mainly in devices manufactured before 2011. The defective femoral heads have been used in …. Read More
Stryker’s LFIT V40 femoral head may be the next hip implant component to be recalled. The Stryker LFIT V40 femoral head, which has been used in conjunction with Stryker’s Accolade TMZF and Accolade 2 stems as well as Meridian and Citation stems, is prone to taper lock failures. The taper lock is the part of …. Read More