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: 201-221-0700 ext. 25557
Kimberly Beggs
Secretary to the Judge
Bergen County Justice Center
10 Main Street
Courtroom 312
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Phone: 201-221-0700 ext. 25557
E-Mail: Kimberly.Beggs@njcourts.gov
Alexander Kim
Law Clerk
Bergen County Justice Center
10 Main Street
Courtroom 415
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Phone: 201-221-0700 ext. 25561
E-Mail: Alexander.Kim@njcourts.gov
Robert Ayes
Law Clerk
Bergen County Justice Center
10 Main Street
Courtroom 415
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Phone: 201-221-0700 ext. 25612
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: 201-221-0700 ext. 25618
E-Mail: Kathleen.Stylianou@njcourts.gov
Jamie Colaneri
Team Leader
Bergen County Justice Center
10 Main Street
Courtroom 415
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Phone: 201-221-0700 ext. 25654
E-Mail: Jamie.Colaneri@njcourts.gov
Daniel Gardner
Technical Support
Phone: 201-221-0700 ext. 54900
E-Mail: Daniel.Gardner@njcourts.gov

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Case List

Counsel Lists

Date Title Section
03/28/2018 Metcalfe vs Howmedica – Order to Amend Complaint General
03/16/2018 Case Management Order #5 Case Management
03/16/2018 Deposition Guideline Order General
03/08/2018 Order Granting Michael L. McGlamry Pro Hac Vice- L-1374-18 Pro Hac Vice
03/08/2018 Order Granting Michael L. McGlamry Pro Hac Vice- L-1375-18 Pro Hac Vice
03/08/2018 Order Granting Michael L. McGlamry Pro Hac Vice- L-1373-18 Pro Hac Vice
03/08/2018 Order Granting Michael L. McGlamry Pro Hac Vice- L-1377-18 Pro Hac Vice
12/26/2017 Order Admitting Attorney Ilyas Sayeg Pro Hac Vice L-7859-17 Pro Hac Vice
12/26/2017 Order Admitting Attorney Brian S. Franciskato Pro Hac Vice L-7859-17 Pro Hac Vice
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