If you have been implanted with a Smith & Nephew R3 Acetabular System hip replacement, you could be at risk for severe complications or side effects. You may even need a revision surgery. The member attorneys at Arkansas Attorney Group are currently evaluating claims involving the Smith & Nephew R3 Acetabular System hip implant. This hip replacement system was recalled in June 2012. If you or someone you care about has suffered severe side effects or failure of a hip implant, and possibly required a revision hip replacement surgery, you may be entitled to receive monetary compensation. Our Arkansas Smith Nephew R-3 Recall Attorneys have handled many cases associated with defective implants, as well as other medical device and product liability claims. To speak with one of our experienced Arkansas Smith Nephew R-3 Recall Attorneys, contact us today.
Smith & Nephew Hip Implant Failure
Metal-on-metal hip replacement systems have been found to release shavings of metal into the body as the metal components rub together against each other. This can lead to soft tissue damage, loss of bone, inflammatory reactions, or loosening of the hip implant. Contact us if you have received the Smith & Nephew R3 Acetabular System hip implant and you have suffered any complications such as:
- Revision of the original hip implant
- Loosening or dislocation of the implant
- Pseudotumors, which are abnormal tissue growths. Studies have shown that those with metal-on-metal hip implants are 10-times more likely to develop pseudotumors.
- Metal toxicity or metallosis, which is caused by the metal components of the implant grinding together. Over time, the implant device sheds tiny particles of chromium and cobalt into the body, which can leak into the bloodstream causing metal poisoning.
- Mobility impairment
- Significant swelling
Recall of the Smith & Nephew Hip Replacement System
The Smith & Nephew hip replacement system was recalled in June 2012 due to complications associated with a metal liner that is used within the R3 hip implant replacement system. Since this device was introduced in 2007, and launched in 2009, an estimated 7,700 of these recalled metal hip liners have been implanted, with most being used in hip replacements. Dangerous side effects associated with this hip replacement system have plagued many recipients and even required some to undergo revision surgeries. The process of seeking compensation for the injuries you have suffered can be a complicated one. Arkansas Attorney Group can help. Our affiliated attorneys have the experience, skills and resources needed to handle complex defective medical device cases successfully. Our member lawyers take the time to understand each client’s individual set of circumstances, needs, background, and goals, and look for their best interests throughout the entire legal proceedings. They let their clients know what to expect and what is being done on their behalf.
Contact Our Arkansas Smith Nephew R-3 Recall Attorneys
If you are a recipient of a Smith & Nephew R3 Acetabular System hip replacement and suffered severe side effects or had to undergo corrective surgery because of implant failure, contact Arkansas Attorney Group today. Our member Arkansas Smith Nephew R-3 Recall Attorneys will seek to hold those responsible for negligently designing or producing defective medical devices leading to your injuries.