In early October 2018, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation formally decided to consolidate the over two dozen cases pending against Zimmer-Biomet, Inc. over its M/L Taper and VerSys femoral head—parts of a metal-on-metal hip replacement system. Complaints over the hip implant components similarly allege that the Zimmer M/L Taper Hip Prosthesis and Zimmer …. Read More
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Metal-on-metal hip implants manufactured by Stryker Orthopedics have been the subject of safety alerts and recalls in the past several years. Since the company’s August 2016 notification concerning its LFIT V40 femoral head, indicating a higher-than-expected number of complaints concerning the device, Stryker has expanded its safety notification to include eight additional products that include …. Read More
A Fort Lauderdale, Florida court will hear Biomet’s first trial concerning its M2a-Magnum metal-on-metal hip replacement device in September 2018. Like many other complaints lodged against metal-on-metal hip implant manufacturers, recipients of the Biomet device claim to have suffered injuries such as tissue damage and progressive pain leading to device replacement. If you or a …. Read More
Metal-on-metal hip implants have been alleged to cause metal particles to be released into the bloodstream and surrounding soft tissue. This can result in metallosis and often necessitate painful and more complicated revision surgery, in which the device is removed and replaced by an entirely new device. A new study published in the January 2018 …. Read More
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 …. Read More