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Stryker Accolade Lawsuits

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A critical element in numerous hip replacement systems by produced by Stryker Orthopedics has been subject to recalls in Australia and Canada. This device is subject to a significant number of complaints, which range from severe pain to severe health complications triggered by an excess of metallic debris. These recalls have raised concerns among doctors and patients in the United States.

Due to an unusually high volume of complaints related to taper lock failures in the Stryker LFIT V40 femoral head, utilized in conjunction with Accolade hip replacement devices, there are strong indications that Stryker will imminently announce a recall of hip implants in the United States. Patients who have received a Stryker Accolade component will want to be aware of any product recall. 

Joe Lyon and the associates at The Lyon Firm are renowned recall attorneys based in Cincinnati, Ohio. They specializing in recall cases and product liability matters in Ohio, and represents clients across the nation in diverse civil litigation and medical device claims.

What Kind of Damages are Available in Stryker Accolade Hip Implant Lawsuits? 

In Stryker Accolade hip implant lawsuits, various types of damages may be available to compensate plaintiffs for the harm they have suffered. The specific damages awarded can vary depending on the circumstances of each case and the laws in the jurisdiction where the lawsuit is filed.

Damages in Stryker Accolade lawsuits may include: 

  • Medical Expenses: Plaintiffs can seek compensation for past, present, and future medical expenses related to the hip implant complications. This can include costs for revision surgeries, hospital stays, doctor’s visits, rehabilitation, medication, and any other necessary medical treatments.
  • Pain and Suffering: Damages for physical pain, emotional suffering, and diminished quality of life caused by the hip implant complications may be pursued. These damages are often subjective and can vary widely from case to case.
  • Punitive Damages: In some cases, if the defendant’s actions are found to be particularly egregious, punitive damages may be awarded to punish the defendant and deter similar conduct in the future. However, punitive damages are relatively rare in product liability cases and typically require a showing of intentional misconduct or extreme recklessness.

Individuals considering a Stryker Accolade hip implant lawsuit should consult with an experienced attorney who specializes in medical device litigation to understand their legal options and potential damages. The associates at The Lyon Firm will be able to answer your questions and help you understand your options.

Accolade Hip Implant Injury Symptoms

You should consult with a healthcare provider or the orthopedic surgeon who performed the implantation if you experience any indication that your hip implant is failing. Early detection and intervention can help address hip implant complications effectively, potentially preventing further harm and the need for revision surgery. Symptoms of hip implant injuries can vary depending on the specific issue, but common symptoms may include:

  • Persistent Pain: Ongoing or worsening pain in the hip, thigh, or groin area, which can be sharp, dull, or aching.
  • Swelling: Unexplained swelling or inflammation around the hip joint or the surgical site.
  • Instability and limited mobility: Feeling that the hip joint is loose, unstable, or gives way during movement. Reduced range of motion in the hip joint, makes it difficult to perform everyday activities.
  • Audible Noises: Unusual clicking, popping, or grinding sounds when moving the hip.
  • Difficulty Walking: Persistent limping, changes in gait, or difficulty in walking and weight-bearing.

Experiencing pain around the area where you had a hip replacement is a concern that should be addressed promptly. Contact your healthcare provider as soon as possible. It is crucial not to ignore persistent pain around your hip implant, as it may indicate a problem that requires medical attention. Timely evaluation and treatment can help address the issue effectively and prevent further complications.

If you suspect that the pain is due to a defective hip implant, consult with a lawyer experienced in medical device litigation. They can provide guidance on your legal rights and potential compensation if you decide to pursue a legal claim against the manufacturer.

Stryker Accolade Recall 

Stryker has issued a cautionary notice to orthopedic surgeons who utilize their hip implants. The advisory pertains to the Stryker components utilized in the Accolade units and are associated with potential failures. These failures, occurring at the juncture where the femoral head connects to the femoral neck, can jeopardize the entire hip system and the patient’s well-being.

Individuals with an Accolade hip system should promptly reach out to their healthcare provider if they are experiencing or begin to experience any symptoms of failure. It’s important to note that many issues with hip implants necessitate extensive and painful hip revision surgery.

Stryker Hip Replacement Implant Failure Lawsuits

Due to the relatively lenient FDA approval process for new medical devices, a number of flawed products, such as hip implants, have led to injuries among American consumers. In response, both victims and attorneys are working diligently to hold medical device companies, such as Stryker, accountable for the defective products they introduce and distribute. 

If you are experiencing pain, discomfort, or other symptoms associated with hip replacement failure, you should see a healthcare professional. You may also wish to contact an attorney who specializes in medical device lawsuits. They will be able to guide you through the legal process and ensure that you receive justice swiftly.


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Joseph Lyon has 17 years of experience representing individuals in complex litigation matters. He has represented individuals in every state against many of the largest companies in the world.

The Firm focuses on single-event civil cases and class actions involving corporate neglect & fraud, toxic exposure, product defects & recalls, medical malpractice, and invasion of privacy.


The Firm offers contingency fees, advancing all costs of the litigation, and accepting the full financial risk, allowing our clients full access to the legal system while reducing the financial stress while they focus on their healthcare and financial needs.

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Questions about Stryker Accolade Hip Implants

Do I Have a Valid Hip Replacement Failure Lawsuit?

If you believe you’ve experienced complications or injuries related to your hip replacement, it’s essential to consult with a qualified attorney who specializes in medical device litigation. They can assess the details of your case, review your medical records, and provide you with legal advice tailored to your specific situation.

How Do I Know If My Hip Replacement Device is Failing?

Detecting whether your hip replacement device is failing is crucial for your health and well-being. Signs of hip implant failure can vary depending on the specific issue, but here are common indicators to be aware of:

  • Persistent Pain: Ongoing or worsening pain in the hip, thigh, or groin, especially during weight-bearing activities or at rest, can be a sign of implant failure.
  • Swelling: Unexplained swelling or inflammation around the hip area or surgical site may indicate a problem with the implant.
  • Instability: Feeling that your hip joint is unstable, loose, or gives way when walking or moving is a concern.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms or other discomfort, your device may be failing and you should seek medical attention right away.

How Do I Choose an Attorney to Handle My Hip Replacement Lawsuit?

Look for an attorney who specializes in medical device litigation, product liability, or personal injury law. These attorneys have the relevant expertise and experience to handle hip replacement lawsuits effectively. Joe Lyon and The Lyon Firm attorneys have handled many successful medical device lawsuits in the past.

When Should I File My Hip Replacement Lawsuit? 

The timing for filing a hip replacement lawsuit can be critical, and it’s essential to be aware of certain factors when deciding when to take legal action. It is crucial to understand your state’s statute of limitations for personal injury or product liability cases. If you miss the statute of limitations, you may be barred from bringing your lawsuit. 

Consulting with an experienced attorney will help ensure that you do not miss important filing deadlines.

Your Right to Safety

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Defective products on the market present safety and health hazards for adults and children. Cheap and defective products may pose fire and burn risks; electrocution, strangulation and choking risks; and severe health risks. The manufacturers of consumer products have a duty to foresee potential injury and properly design and test products before they are released.

Companies must also properly warn consumers of any risks associated with their products. Any failure to protect consumers that results in accidents and injury can lead to lawsuits filed by plaintiffs and their Cincinnati product liability lawyer

Hip Injury Settlements

The Lyon Firm aggressively, professionally, and passionately advocates for injured individuals and families against companies due to a defective hip product or recalled implant system to obtain just compensation under the law. 



Nationwide Consolidation in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio. The Depuy ASR Hip design was plagued with problems related to premature loosening and metallosis, caused by chromium and cobalt entering the blood stream. The resulting injuries were a result of the metal-on-metal friction inherent with the design of the product. Depuy recalled the ASR and entered into a global settlement valued at $2.5 Billion to cover an estimated 8,000 patients. The Lyon Firm represented several clients in the original settlement and continues to be active in this litigation. The settlement funds provided compensation for the revision surgeries, including compensating for medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering.



Nationwide Consolidation in U.S District Court, Northern District of Indiana. Similar to the Depuy ASR, the Biomet metal-on-metal hip design allegedly contributed to premature hip failures and metallosis due to the metal friction. Biomet entered into a global settlement valued at $56 million to cover a few thousand claims. The Lyon Firm represented several plaintiffs in the original settlement and continues to be active in this litigation.