Stryker LFIT CoCr V40 Femoral Heads 

The Stryker LFIT Anatomic Cobalt Chromium (CoCr) V40 femoral head is a type of prosthetic hip replacement device that has been marketed and sold by Howmedica Osteonics Corporation (HOC) since 2001.  It is used with a variety of femoral stems offered by HOC.  The stem/head combination can be used with a variety of acetabular inserts and cups manufactured by HOC.   On August 29, 2016, HOC sent a recall notification to its physician customers alerting them of the taper lock failure of LFIT V40 femoral heads manufactured before March 2011.  On November 9, 2016 the Food and Drug Administration announced the voluntary recall of the product.  It is alleged that injuries have resulted from fretting and corrosion in the junction where the femoral head connects to the femoral stem.  On May 16, 2017, the New Jersey Supreme Court designated this litigation as multicounty litigation and assigned all pending and future state cases to Bergen County to be handled by Judge Rachelle L. Harz.

Stryker LFIT CoCr V40 Femoral Heads Assigned Judges and staff

Judge Rachelle L. Harz
Bergen County Justice Center
10 Main Street
Courtroom 312
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Phone: 201-527-2685
Kimberly Beggs
Secretary to the Judge
Bergen County Justice Center
10 Main Street
Courtroom 312
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Phone: 201-527-2685
E-Mail: Kimberly.Beggs@njcourts.gov
Alexander Kim
Law Clerk
Bergen County Justice Center
10 Main Street
Courtroom 415
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Phone:201-527-2515
E-Mail:Alexander.Kim@njcourts.gov
Robert Ayes
Law Clerk
Bergen County Justice Center
10 Main Street
Courtroom 415
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Phone:201-527-2686
E-Mail:Robert.Ayes@njcourts.gov
Kathleen Andes-Stylianou
Civil Division Manager
Bergen County Justice Center
10 Main Street
Courtroom 415
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Phone: 201-527-2700 Ext. #2601
E-Mail: Kathleen.Stylianou@njcourts.gov
Jamie Colaneri
Team Leader
Bergen County Justice Center
10 Main Street
Courtroom 415
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Phone: 201-527-2713
E-Mail: Jamie.Colaneri@njcourts.gov
Daniel Gardner
Technical Support
Phone: 609-984-6989
E-Mail: Daniel.Gardner@njcourts.gov

Calendar

  • The next Case Management Conference will be held on Friday, January 26, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. before Judge Rachelle L. Harz in courtroom 359 (Rotunda Building).  Liaison Counsel shall report at 9:30 a.m.

Case List

Counsel Lists

Date Title Section
11/17/2017

Master Pleading Implementation Order

General
11/17/2017 Order Regarding Electronically Stored Information General
11/17/2017 Case Management Order #4 Case Management
09/20/2017 Case Management Order #3 Case Management
10/31/2017         Fact Sheet Implementation Order General
11/06/2017 Stipulated Protective Order General
09/27/2017 Order Admitting To Practice Pro Hac Vice – Douglass A. Kreis L-8565-14 Pro Hac Vice
09/27/2017

Order Admitting To Practice Pro Hac Vice – Douglass A. Kreis L-4438-14

Pro Hac Vice
09/27/2017 Order Admitting To Practice Pro Hac Vice – Douglass A. Kreis L-4437-14 Pro Hac Vice
09/27/2017 Order Admitting To Practice Pro Hac Vice – Douglass A. Kreis L-4964-15 Pro Hac Vice
09/27/2017

Order Admitting To Practice Pro Hac Vice – Douglass A. Kreis L-4436-14

Pro Hac Vice
09/27/2017 Order Admitting To Practice Pro Hac Vice – Douglass A. Kreis L-7031-14 Pro Hac Vice
09/27/2017 Order Admitting To Practice Pro Hac Vice – Douglass A. Kreis L-898-15 Pro Hac Vice
09/27/2017

Order Admitting To Practice Pro Hac Vice – Douglass A. Kreis L-4963-15

Pro Hac Vice
09/27/2017 Order Admitting To Practice Pro Hac Vice – Douglass A. Kreis L-8568-14 Pro Hac Vice
08/30/2017 Order Admitting to Practice Pro Hac Vice – Yvonne M. Flaherty L-8111-15 Pro Hac Vice
08/30/2017 Order Admitting to Practice Pro Hac Vice – Yvonne M. Flaherty L-9074-14 Pro Hac Vice
08/30/2017 Order Admitting to Practice Pro Hac Vice – Yvonne M. Flaherty L-8569-15 Pro Hac Vice
08/01/2017 Case Management Order #2 Case Management
06/26/2017 Order Extending discovery on existing cases General
06/26/2017 Case Management Order #1 Case Management
06/05/2017 Initial Case Management Order - AMENDED Case Management
06/27/2017 Order Admitting to Practice Pro Hac Vice – Michael Blakely L-2073-6 Pro Hac Vice
06/27/2017 Order Admitting to Practice Pro Hac Vice – Michael McGlamry L-2073-16 Pro Hac Vice
06/23/2017 Order Admitting to Practice Pro Hac Vice – Nicholas N. Deutsch Pro Hac Vice
06/23/2017 Order Admitting to Practice Pro Hac Vice – Heidi K. Hubbard Pro Hac Vice
06/15/2017 Order Admitting to Practice Pro Hac Vice – Clell Calvin Warriner III L-9509-14 Pro Hac Vice
06/15/2017 Order Admitting to Practice Pro Hac Vice – Brenda S. Fulmer L-9509-14 Pro Hac Vice