Smith and Nephew Hip Recall

December 3, 2013

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At A Glance

This Alert Affects
Patients who were implanted with certain Smith and Nephew hip replacements.
Damages
It has been reported that the metal liner in the Smith and Nephew's R3 Acetabular System has been linked to high failure rates, infection, fractures and dislocations.
Company(ies)
Smith and Nephew
Additional Details
The FDA announced that it would be looking into the safety of metal-on-metal hip implants in light of complaints that tiny metallic debris can be released from the devices as they wear, causing pain and infection and raising the patient's levels of metal in the bloodstream.
Date
On June 1, 2012, it was reported that Smith and Nephew would be recalling the optional metal liner found in its R3 Acetabular System.
Type of Lawsuit
Mass Tort
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