What are the side effects of taper lock failures?

Side effects of the taper lock failures may include:

  • Severe pain
  • Damaged tissue
  • surrounding the hip
  • Dislocation
  • Inflammation
  • Mobility loss
  • Revision surgery to replace the faulty implant

Similar injuries including metallosis and dissociation have been reported with the Stryker LFIT V40 hip replacement device.

An MDL, or Multidistrict Litigation, consolidates similar cases throughout the country that involve the same product. The procedure transfers cases to one court to better manage and process the cases. An MDL involves multiple cases, sometimes hundreds or thousands, that share common issues and injuries.