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Stryker Hip

Encompasses litigation regarding the Stryker LFIT V40 Femoral Head and Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Implant. 

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Stryker Hip

The Stryker Hip Litigation Group encompasses litigation regarding the Stryker LFIT V40 Femoral Head and Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Implant.

As early as 2007, the FDA recalled certain combinations of LFIT V40 heads and femoral stems due to concerns over stem fractures. The LFIT V40 head fails in numerous ways, all of which can cause severe injuries. The failure include, but are not limited to disassociation of the femoral head from the hip stem, fractured hip stem trunnion, increased metallic debris, insufficient range of movement and soft tissue tension, noise, loss of implant, bone fixation strength, increased wear debris, and implant construct with a shortened neck length. These failures cause severe injuries which require complex revision surgeries, in addition to any other injuries which may be suffered, e.g., falling, bone fractures, trauma, when the implant catastrophically fails.

July 6, 2012, Stryker issued a voluntary recall of its Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck stems in the United States. This follows the May 2012 Canadian instruction for use recall. Recently post-market surveillance data and over 40 adverse events reported to the FDA demonstrate the risks associated with fretting and corrosion at the modular neck junction and provide evidence of toxic metal debris loosening and entering the bloodstream. Patients with defective systems suffer pain, inflammation, swelling, tissue damage, and even metallosis. The Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Implant Litigation Group member benefits include a Group document library, list server, and education programs.

The Litigation Group has a secure, members-only list server and document library where members can share pertinent information and documents regarding the litigation. This Litigation Group holds regular meetings that are closed to members only for the purpose of discussing current cases and important updates.

  • Membership: The group is limited to AAJ Regular, Life, Sustaining, and President’s Club member only.
  • Meetings: The group meets at the AAJ Annual and Winter Conventions.
  • Dues: $300 for first member. $100 for each member from the same firm ($400 max per firm).


Walter Kelley | Kelley Bernheim Dolinsky, LLC, Plymouth, MA

Mark DiCello | DiCello Levitt Gutzler, LLC, Mentor, OH

Peter Flowers | Meyers & Flowers, LLC, St. Charles, IL

Ellen Relkin | Weitz & Luxenberg, PC, New York, NY

C. Calvin Warriner | Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, PA, West Palm Beach, FL

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