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Smith & Nephew Hip Liner

defective and dangerous products

On June 1, 2012, Smith & Nephew ordered a market withdrawal for metal liners of its R3 acetabular system as a result of an enormous amount of revision surgeries linked to the use of the device, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

These recalls were issued following data sources reporting the metal liner in the R3 system performing at insufficient levels. According to the United Kingdom's National Joint Registry, the metal liner recorded a revision rate of 6.3 percent at four years, while the Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry recorded a revision rate of 4.96 percent at two years.

Following the recall, our defective product attorneys have begun reviewing injury claims on behalf of patients injured following the implantation of the R3 acetabular system using the metal liner. If you or someone you love has been injured as a result of the Smith & Nephew Hip Liner, the victim may be eligible to seek compensation for losses and damages.

For more information, simply complete the "Free Case Evaluation" or give us a call at 800-374-8422 today.

Problems Related To The Smith & Nephew Hip Liner

According to Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics "there is not one single, dominant reason why the metal liner is not performing to their standards", while a great variety of metal-on-metal hip implants have been linked to a type of poisoning caused by releasing metal particles into the body, known as metallosis. Metallosis is linked to several adverse side effects such as severe inflammatory response to the debris, which results in damage to the soft tissue, muscles and bones. While the recall was simply precautionary and not prompted by reports of metal poisoning, it remains to be a common concern.

Some conditions relating to the Smith & Nephew Hip Liner include:

  • Dislocation
  • Fracture
  • Infection
  • Loosening
  • Lysis
  • Metal sensitivity

In March 2012, the U.S. Federal Food and Drug Administration announced they would be scheduling a two-day review on Smith & Nephews Hip Liners. This would include input gathered by researchers, doctors, scientists and patients in order to determine new standards for similar metal-on-metal hip implants.

Contact Our Smith & Nephew Hip Liner Injury Attorneys Today

Simien & Simien, LLC, fights for the injured, not the big corporations. Our attorneys have the skill and resources to fight for your rights.

You need an experienced attorney to increase your chances of receiving the best result and recovery. These are complex cases and experience counts. Our team of lawyers will work to help guide you through difficulties that could arise during a defective product liability lawsuit.

Our firm has attorneys who are licensed in Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi to provide personal injury services in those states. The firm, with appropriate local counsel, also provides representation in other states as well.

To discover how we may be able to help you, simply fill out the 100 percent FREE and strictly confidential "Case Evaluation" form at the top of the page or call us toll-free at 800-374-8422.


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