Smith & Nephew Recall

OnJune 1, 2012, Smith & Nephew recalled the metal liners used with its R3 Acetabular System hip replacement systems. The company issued the recall notice after clinical trials revealed that patients who received hip replacements with metal liners faced an increased risk of revision surgery to repair complications with the device.

Clinical trial results found that 1.6% of patients who received an R3 Acetabular hip replacement required revision surgery each year. These results were 60% higher than the minimum guideline set by Britain’s National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence.

Some patients who have experienced problems with Smith & Nephew hip replacements developed metallosis as a result of loose metal fragments shed by normal wear and tear on the device. The damage to surrounding tissue caused by this metal debris can lead to a number of other complications that may require the replacement of the device, including fluid buildup, dislocation of the hip implant or pseudotumors.

If you or a loved one received a Smith & Nephew hip replacement and have experienced problems with the device, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit to seek compensation for your injuries. For a free legal consultation, contact the law firm of Hissey Kientz, LLP by calling toll-free at 1-866-275-4454, or by filling out the free case evaluation form located on this page.

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