The United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts overseeing Stryker Hip Replacement lawsuits has extended the date for Plaintiff Fact Sheets submission from January 12 to January 26, 2018. The parties were also informed that the bellwether selection date was also extended from February 7th to February 14, 2018. Around 180 Stryker Hip replacement lawsuits involving L-FIT V40 femoral heads have been centralized before U.S. District Judge Indira Talwani under MDL No. 2768 – In re: Stryker LFIT V40 Femoral Head Products Liability Litigation. Also, more than 86 additional cases have been centralized in an MDL in New Jersey’s Bergen County Superior Court.
Plaintiff’ allege that the L-FIT V40 femoral head was not properly tested before being brought to the market, that Stryker wrongly marketed L-FIT V40 femoral heads as the perfect fit for younger, more active patients, even though the company was aware that the device was associated with a higher premature failure rate than similar components, and failing to provide the medical community and the patients with adequate warnings about the risks allegedly associates with LFIT V40 femoral heads.