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
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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
In November 2017, it was announced that six patients implanted with Johnson & Johnson’s Pinnacle hip implant will share in a $247 million payday from the pharmaceutical company fueled by its faulty device. The patients—plaintiffs who filed lawsuits against the device manufacturer—alleged that the metal-on-metal design of the implant caused tissue death and bone erosion, …. Read More
A Massachusetts District Judge presiding over the Stryker LFIT V40 litigation said that a jury will hear the first lawsuit claiming complications from the hip implant component on September 16, 2019. The first of several bellwether trials, the outcome of the case will provide insight as to how juries may respond to evidence that will …. Read More
Dr. Frank Chan, a doctor who oversaw the clinical testing for DePuy Orthopaedics’ metal-on-metal Pinnacle Ultamet hip replacement system, testified on the witness stand in a UK court last week. He maintained that protein buildup on the Pinnacle cobalt chrome heads caused tests to be seriously flawed, and that DePuy’s failure to clean these components …. Read More