The bellwether selection process in the Stryker LFIT V40 artificial hip litigation has been formally outlined, according to a December 8, 2017 order from the Massachusetts court. A total of 18 cases, similarly alleging problems with Styker’s LFIT V40 femoral head—a component used in several hip replacement systems—will be selected for inclusion in the bellwether discovery pool. Judge Talwani has ordered these cases to be selected by February 2, 2018. The first case is scheduled to go before a jury in September 2019.
The defective Stryker LFIT V40 femoral heads have caused catastrophic side-effects including separation of the femoral head from the hip stem, fracturing of the device, metallosis, tissue damage, and other complications that have led to painful hip revision surgery. 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.