Failing Stryker LFit V40 Femoral Head causing pain and misery
Serious medical complications face patients with Stryker LFit V40 femoral head hip implants. They have a high failure rate. They can cause metal blood poisoning, nerve and bone damage, tissue and muscle death and immobility. They can break and dislocate. They are linked to neurological and heart problems, and damage to the lymph nodes, spleen, liver and kidneys.
Patients with Stryker LFit V40 implants also face revision surgery, an operation in which the hip implant is removed and replaced. In some, cases, the damage can’t be repaired, leaving the patient crippled for life. The Stryker Company recalled the LFit V40 in August 2016.
Stryker: A medical company with numerous recalls, lawsuits and criminal charges
In 2005, complaints against Stryker made news when its implants began making popping and cracking noises and shattering inside patients’ bodies. In 2006, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a recall notice for Stryker’s Trident Acetabular Hip System for “anomalies” in packaging and again in 2008 for contamination of hip replacement parts.
In 2009, the U.S. government brought criminal charges against Stryker for promoting a bone surgery device “off label.” In 2012, the case was dismissed after Stryker pled guilty to a misdemeanor charge and paid a $15 million fine.
Critics say lax FDA regulations let Stryker injure Americans
In 2011, The Washington Post slammed the FDA for approving changes to medical devices if they appear to leave the original unaltered. In 2015, The New York Times criticized the FDA for approving them on the basis of just one trial. As critics point out, due to the FDA’s approval process devices like the Stryker implants end up injuring patients or costing them their lives.
Thousands of Stryker victims get justice via lawsuits
In 2014, Stryker paid $1 billion to thousands of patients injured by its recalled hip devices, according to The New York Times. The paper reported the company set aside $1.45 billion to settle claims from lawsuits “but that it expected eventual expenses to be higher.”
Wayne Wright filing Stryker LFit V40 lawsuits in 2016
Stryker LFit V40 hip implants were manufactured before 2011. They may already be implanted in unsuspecting Americans who may develop medical complications. Wayne Wright is one of America’s top trial lawyers. His legal awards demonstrate his outstanding winning record for clients. Clients only pay fees, agreed upon in advance, when Wayne Wright wins their case. Calls and evaluations are free. Call Wayne Wright if you have an LFit V40 Stryker hip implant. The company has admitted the hip implant has serious defects by recalling it in 2016.
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