Meyers & Flowers announces Stryker LFIT V40 Femoral Head Products Liability Multidistrict Litigation Settlement
Meyers & Flowers Founder and Partner Peter J. Flowers chaired the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee for a group of law firms leading the Stryker LFIT Cobalt Chromium V40 Femoral Heads litigation. He, along with the committee, have announced a confidential, private settlement of many cases involving the recalled hip component 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.
“This important settlement will allow those who have been injured by the Stryker LFIT V40 to begin healing from their life-altering pain and disabilities,” said Flowers, Chair of the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee. “Throughout our negotiations with Howmedica, we have remained unwaveringly focused on how these defective hip replacement devices have and will continue to impact these victims’ lives.”
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 are included in the confidential private settlement.
Mr. Flowers has spent decades litigating for injured patients in cases against Howmedica and similar device manufacturers, such as Depuy Orthopedics of Johnson & Johnson, PROFEMUR, Wright Medical Technology and Zimmer, Inc., for their defective medical devices and pharmaceuticals.
In 2014, his tireless advocacy for the thousands and thousands of victims who were injured by the defective Stryker Modular Rejuvenate and ABG II Femoral Hip Implants led to the historic, unlimited compensation fund of more than one billion dollars in restitution. He continued to work for these victims as the chair of the Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) Plaintiffs’ lead counsel committee against Stryker Corporation and Howmedica Osteonics Corp. in 2016, when he negotiated a settlement for on-going complications due to the device.
“Today’s settlement will allow those who have been injured by the Stryker LFIT V40 to begin healing from their life-altering pain and disabilities,” said Flowers, Chair of the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee. “Throughout our negotiations with Howmedica, we have remained unwaveringly focused on how these defective hip replacement devices have and will continue to impact these victims’ lives.”
If you or a loved one has been injured by the hip replacement device, contact our office to investigate your legal options. Meyers & Flowers is nationally known for our expertise in defective hip replacement litigation; we can help. Contact us online or at 877-221-2511 to request a case evaluation.