Smith & Nephew
Smith & Nephew is a British medical technology manufacturer that creates medical devices as well as products used in wound management and sports medicine and trauma. They employ over 10,000 people in over 90 countries, and in 2011 Smith & Nephew’s sales were $4.3 billion.
The company has been innovative in bringing forth new technology with regard to hip implants, such as its oxidized zirconium alloy, which is meant to combine the best properties of both metal and ceramic. However, not all of Smith & Nephew’s hip implant products have been successful. In fact, a component of the R3 Acetabular System was recalled in June of 2012 because of increased risk of infection, dislocation, fractures, and revision surgeries.
Almost 8000 patients were fitted with this recalled product and many suffered serious side effects. If you are one of those suffering side effects due to a defective hip implant component, you may have legal options and be entitled to compensation. A defective device attorney at Kirkendall Dwyer LLP can provide you with the immediate answers that you need. Contact us today for your free case review.
Smith & Nephew Issues Hip Implant Recall
In June of 2012, U.K. based medical device manufacturer Smith & Nephew issued a recall of a metal liner belonging to its R3 Acetabular System. The R3 Acetabular System is a modular system, which was created to allow the surgeon to custom-pick the parts that might best fit the patient. The parts were made of…