A recently created multidistrict litigation, or MDL, has centralized product liability cases involving injuries related to Stryker LFIT V40 femoral heads, a component of prosthetic hip replacement devices. In an April 5, 2017 order from the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, the cases in the MDL were transferred to Massachusetts District Court, before Judge Indira Talwani. The MDL is designed to streamline pre-trial proceedings and eliminate duplicative discovery efforts. The proceeding’s first status conference is scheduled for May 16, 2017.
Each of the lawsuits in the MDL similarly allege that the Stryker LFIT V40 femoral head component caused plaintiffs debilitating side-effects such as metallosis, tissue damage, device fracture, and other problems 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.