Have you had hip implant surgery anytime from 2008 to 2016? If yes and your doctor used either the Modular SMF Hip System or Modular Redapt Femoral System produced by Smith & Nephew, you need to consult with your doctor. Both these devices were recalled by the manufacturer on November 15, 2016 due to high rates of complications. Doctors have been advised to monitor patients for high levels of metal ions in the blood (blood poising) and metal debris which cause adverse tissue reaction often requiring revision surgery.
Smith & Nephew Lawsuits
In response to these devastating complications, those harmed by Smith & Nephew hip implants have filed lawsuits against the company for failure to adequately test the implants or to warn of the risks associated with the devices.
Reeves & Mestayer law firm is investigating new claims as studies have shown these devices have high failure rates and serious adverse reactions often requiring revision surgery. Patients who received these recalled devices may have legal options against Smith & Nephew to receive compensation for revision surgery costs and pain suffered. You are encouraged to evaluate your legal options, even if you are not experiencing complications, since metal ions in the blood may not always manifest symptoms in the early stages.
Example claims filed to-date:
- A New York woman experienced pain and clicking within three months of receiving an R3 acetabular hip replacement in 2010. In a lawsuit filed in New York state court in 2013, she claimed Smith & Nephew was negligent in its design, production and marketing of the implant.
- A Wisconsin man filed a lawsuit against Smith & Nephew after his Birmingham Resurfacing femoral head and acetabular cup failed. He received the hip implants during a resurfacing procedure in 2011. He had to undergo a revision surgery in 2016 because of hip pain and other complications.
If you or a loved one are experiencing pain and suffering due to hip implant surgery, we urge you to consult with one of our experienced medical device attorneys. Reeves & Mestayer are aggressive attorneys who fight for maximum compensation, helping our clients recover from medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering.
You can contact us here on our website, by phone at 228-374-5151 or toll free 1-855-558-2977, or in our office at 160 Main Street, Biloxi, MS. During your free consultation, our firm will go over the details of your case.
Additional Resource Links:
U.S. Food and Drug Administration. (2017, January 4). Class 2 Device Recall Modular Redapt(TM) Hip Systems. Retrieved from http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfRes/res.cfm?ID=151502
Smith & Nephew. (2016, November 15). Urgent Field Safety Notice: Medical Device Field Safety Corrective Action / Recall. Retrieved from http://www.bfarm.de/SharedDocs/Kundeninfos/EN/11/2016/09832-16_Kundeninfo_en.pdf;jsessionid=A90BEC524676E62D9943FE20B8C99B1C.1_cid350?__blob=publicationFile&v=1