The Stryker Accolade hip implant has been named in a new lawsuit filed by an injured patient who claimed he suffered severe side effects.
According to the Stryker Accolade hip implant lawsuit, metal debris shed from the LFIT hip implant and the Stryker Accolade components caused one Maine resident to develop higher metal ion levels in his blood. Ultimately, this led to a failure of the hip implant overall and the requirement for revision surgery.
The plaintiff, in addition to his wife, filed a lawsuit against Stryker Orthopedics alleging unsafe and dangerous materials and manufacturing of the Stryker Accolade hip implant.
Stryker Accolade Hip Implant Allegedly Breaks Down and Causes Pain
The total hip replacement surgery occurred in December 2011 and, during that time, the plaintiff was outfitted with a Stryker LFIT Anatomic C40 COCR Femoral Head, in addition to a TMZF Plus Hip Stem. In October 2016, however, the patient has suffered such severe injuries associated with the Stryker Accolade hip implant that revision surgery was required to have the devices removed due to the hip implant’s failure.
According to the complaint, the failure of the hip implant was due to crevice corrosion where the two components came together. Higher cobalt and chromium levels were measured in the patient’s blood, and he says that he then began to develop pain in his replaced left hip, which was his initial indication of the problems.
A Stryker LFIT V40 Hip recall was issued by the manufacturer in late summer 2016 after numerous patients filed similar reports associated with hip failures. When that recall distributed, Stryker acknowledged that many individuals were experiencing problems with metal wear, adverse tissue reaction, trunnion failure, and other complications.
A number of different hip replacement lawsuits have already been filed due to claims of severe and painful side effects linked to the Stryker Accolade hip implant. Many of these patients have had to undergo revision surgery and suffer from the pain in the interim.
Complications associated with the revision surgery are also present and have affected many of the patients who have been forced to go through it, because of the problems of the LFIT V40 Femoral Head. Numerous patients have reported problems with limited range of motion, failed hip replacement, excessive metallic debris, fractures, and dissociation. All the lawsuits involved with the Stryker LFIT V40 Head were recently centralized before a district judge in Massachusetts.
The Stryker Accolade hip implant lawsuit is Irving v. Howmedia Osteonics, Case No. 2:17-cv-00440-JAW in the United States District Court of Maine.
If you or someone you know has been hurt because of a defective hip implant or another medical device, you have rights that should be protected by filing an injury claim. Talking to the lawyers at Bradley/Grombacher is recommended- fill out the form on this page today to learn more.
Note: Bradley/Grombacher is not representing the plaintiff in this lawsuit.