August 31, 2015

Hip Implant Recall: Smith and Nephew R3 Acetabular System

Smith and Nephew, the fourth largest manufacturer of hip implants in the United States, has issued a voluntary recall of the metal liner in its R3 Acetabular System. Reports of loosening, pain, device failure, infection, metal sensitivity, and dislocation led to the decision to recall the product. A variety of risks are possible, including blood poisoning, genotoxicity, cardiomyopathy, heart muscle disease, and metallosis. About 7,700 devices were implanted between 2009 and 2012, and studies have already shown that a high number of implants with the metal liner failed prematurely and required revision surgery. Patients who received this recalled device may be eligible to receive compensation for revision surgery costs incurred and any pain suffered. Recipients of the device are encouraged to evaluate their legal options even if they’re not experiencing complications, since metal ions in the blood may not always manifest symptoms in the early stages. With over three decades of experience, the law firm of Rudolph F.X. Migliore, P.C. is positioned to help those who have been harmed by this device. Our law firm works with nationally recognized associated firms to reach major verdicts and settlements. Call our New York office at (631) 543-3663 to arrange a no cost, no obligation consultation to find out how an attorney can help you.

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