New York Defective Hip Implant Attorneys
We live in an amazing time when many parts of our bodies can be replaced, extending quality of life well beyond what used to be possible. But the medical devices used to replace human joints are often rushed to market, only to be recalled later due to dangerous and deadly defects. Recalls come after the implants have been placed in patients. Certain sizes of the Stryker LFIT V40 femoral head were recalled in August 2016. If you have been harmed by a defective Stryker hip implant, the experienced New York defective medical device attorneys of Panzavecchia & Associates, PLLC can help.
Our defective hip implant attorneys represent victims across the US. We have law offices in New York and Florida and are available 24-7 for a free case evaluation.
Defective Stryker LFIT Hip Implants
Stryker recalled certain sizes of its Low Friction Ion Treatment (LFIT) Anatomic CoCr V40 femoral head because the taper lock can fail. The taper lock connects the femoral head to the femoral neck. The recalled Stryker LFIT hip implants were used between 2006 and 2012.
Stryker LFIT Injuries
If you have received a defective Stryker LFIT hip implant, you may require revision surgery to remove and replace the implant. If the taper lock in your implant fails it can cause problems and injuries including:
- Popping or squeaking of the joint
- Insufficient soft tissue tension
- Joint instability
- Separation of the femoral head from the hip stem
- Insufficient range of motion
- Loss of mobility
- Fractured hip stem trunnion
- Decreased bone fixation strength
- Bone chipping or fracture
- Broken bones around the components
- Increased polymeric wear debris
- Increased metallic debris
- Cobalt or chromium toxicity and poisoning
- Adverse local tissue reaction
- Tissue death
- Bone loss
- Leg length discrepancy
Defective hip implant injuries can be severe and permanent. If you have been injured by a defective Stryker LFIT hip implant, you may be able to recover compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering and more. The New York defective hip implant attorneys at Panzavecchia & Associates, PLLC are here to help. Please call us today at 888-LAW-2204 or email us right away to schedule your free initial consultation.