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Articles Tagged with Metallosis

Defects in a Stryker Accolade metal hip and LVIT V40 head are linked to early device failure, according to allegations in a recent Texas Stryker Hip Failure lawsuit. Stryker Orthopedics is under fire and exposed to many metal hip implant failure lawsuits after premature failure of their metal hip devices were found in national registries and in medical studies.

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Stryker Hip Failure lawsuit. Stryker under fire over its LFIT line of metal hip devices causing metal poisoning and pseudotumors.

Stryker Premature Hip Failure

Francis Hassett, from Florida claims he developed damaging metal poisoning after hip implant replacements with a Stryker Accolade TMZF femoral stem and LFit V40 femoral head.

Florida Stryker Metal Hip Poisoning Lawsuits

Florida Stryker hip metal poisoning lawsuit hammers LFIT line of metal hip devices as causing metal poisoning and premature failure 

According to Hassett, his Stryker defective hip implants caused a dangerous level of cobalt and chromium metal ions in his body, and a serious fluid leakage around the artificial hips, indicating severe local tissue inflammatory reactions.

Stryker Orthopedics and its parent company Howmedica Osteonics, is in the cross hairs over another round of product liability litigation over their allegedly defective metal hip implants, involving their Stryker LFit V40 femoral component.

Stryker Metal Hip Failure Lawsuits

Stryker metal femoral head V40 implants linked to early failure and urgent revision surgery according to lawsuits

This Stryker metal femoral head component was removed from the market last year because of an increased risk of premature failure, metal corrosion and cobalt, chromium metal blood poisoning, known as metallosis.

Metal on metal hip implants have been around for the past two decades but they have been plagued with early failure, metal poisoning, tissue destruction and finally the need for painful replacement surgery.

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Metal on metal hip implants have a high failure rate including those manufactured by Biomet, DePuy, Encore, Smith & Nephew, Stryker, Wright and Zimmer.

Now Howmedica Osteonics and its subsidiary Stryker have the dubious honor of being the latest metal on metal hip manufacturer to join the metal hip failure rogues gallery.

DePuy Pinnacle metal on metal hip Texas trial update. A federal jury in Dallas recently ordered Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and its DePuy Orthopaedics subsidiary unit to pay more than $1 billion to six plaintiffs who claimed that they were injured by their line of Pinnacle metal on metal hip implants.

Depuy Pinnacle hip failure lawsuits

Johnson and Johnson and DePuy are under fire for premature failure of its metal on metal hip implants. $1 Billion verdict.

The jurors found that the Pinnacle hip implants were defectively designed and that the companies failed to warn patients about the risks of serious complications including metallosis (metal poisoning) and the early failure of these devices.

In the most recent DePuy ASR defective metal hip trial, an Oklahoma woman has been awarded $2.5 million after suffering metal blood poisoning or metallosis from DePuy ASR hip replacements.

Andrea Smith, received ASR hip implants on each side in October 2006 and February 2007. Smith’s blamed DePuy in her lawsuit, claiming that she had to undergo revision surgery to have the implants removed in 2011 and 2012, after being diagnosed with high levels of Cobalt and Chromium metal ions in her blood.

The Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II artificial hip metal implant global settlement which was announced in November 2014, appears to finally be gaining some traction as the policy and settlement procedures are being set down.

Defective_Hip_Recall_AttorneyStryker Corp. agreed in November to pay more than $1 billion to settle lawsuits over thousands of hip implants recalled in 2012 after patients complained of early hip implant failure, pain, and metal debris causing metallosis from the devices.

Stryker Hip Implant Settlement Details

Stryker Corp. agreed recently this month to pay more than $1 billion to settle lawsuits over thousands of hip implants recalled in 2012 after patients complained of early hip implant failure, pain, and metal debris causing metallosis from the devices.

Stryker Rejuvenate metal hip injury attorney Stryker Settlement Details

Stryker will pay a base amount of $300,000 per case to patients who had the devices surgically removed. The hip implant device manufacturer is exposed to more than 4,000 suits consolidated in New Jersey state court and federal court in Minnesota.

Johnson & Johnson was found not liable for personal injuries and product liability by a Texas jury in the first case to go to trial.
DePuy ASR Metallosis Injury AttorneyJury Found For Johnson & Johnson DePuy


The Dallas federal jury ruled unanimously against the plaintiff Kathleen Herlihy-Paoli, who said the two metal-on-metal Pinnacle hips she received in 2009 were defective and that the company failed to warn patients and doctors about the device’s risks.

The slow moving train wreck that we call the Metal on Metal Hip debacle continues to grind on. For the thousands of patients who were promised the latest and greatest hip technology but instead were sold a pile of scrap metal, and the significant risk of metal poisoning, there maybe light at the end of the tunnel.

DePuy ASR Metallosis Injury AttorneyThere has been some success in resolving the lawsuits involving thousands of defective metal on metal hips. Some of the lawsuits have been settled and thousands more are still pending against the metal hip manufacturers including Zimmer (now the new proud owner of Biomet), DePuy, Stryker, Wright Medical and Smith and Nephew that sold the metal-on-metal hip implants.

The defective hip replacement lawsuits share similar allegations that there is premature catastrophic hip implant failure caused by metal cobalt and chromium release. The artificial hips are made of cobalt chromium alloy and the grinding action of the hip joint in daily activity causing the metal components to rub together, leading to the release of these toxic heavy metal particles.

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