A group of law firms leading the litigation have announced a confidential, private settlement of many cases involving the recalled Stryker LFIT V40 Femoral Heads used in hip replacement surgeries. The devices, manufactured by Howmedica Osteonics Corp., were subject to two separate recalls after patients complained of pain, difficulty walking, disassociation of the femoral head, and tissue and muscle damage from corrosion products of the cobalt and chromium femoral head requiring revision surgery.
Numerous individual lawsuits were centralized in two jurisdictions. All federally filed Stryker LFIT V40 lawsuits were venued in the District of Massachusetts as a Multi-District Litigation (MDL) in April of 2017. Lawsuits filed in state court, New Jersey, were also consolidated as a Multi-County Litigation (MCL) in New Jersey’s Superior Court in Bergen County on May 16, 2017. Lawsuits from both jurisdictions have been resolved in the confidential private settlement.
The attorneys in the leadership of these coordinated litigations who negotiated this settlement are Peter J. Flowers of Meyers & Flowers, Walter Kelley of Bernheim Dolinsky Kelley, Michael L. McGlamry of Pope McGlamry Kilpatrick Morrison & Norwood, Joseph Osborne of Osborne & Francis, Ellen Relkin of Weitz & Luxenberg and C. Calvin Warriner, III of Searcy Denney Scarola, Barnhart & Shipley,
The negotiating team jointly comment that “We are pleased we were able to bring a speedy resolution for our clients and are happy they will receive compensation for both the pain these devices caused and the surgeries they had to endure to attempt to undo the damage caused by these faulty implants.”