A Smith & Nephew REDAPT recall lawsuit may be an option for people who suffered complications associated with Modular SMF and Modular REDAPT Revision Femoral Hip Systems. Due to a high number of complaints associated with Smith & Nephew modular hip systems, the company has initiated a voluntary recall of their Modular SMF and Modular REDAPT Hip Systems. Affected patients and their families may be eligible to file a lawsuit and recover compensation with the help of a hip replacement lawyer.
For more information, contact Attorney Group today. Our consultations are free, confidential and without any obligation on your part. We can help answer your questions, and if you choose to pursue a claim we can connect you with an affiliated Smith & Nephew Modular hip stem recall lawyer who can assist you throughout the legal process.
Modular SMF and Modular REDAPT Revision Femoral Hip Systems
According to the company website, the Modular SMF hip system is a femoral hip implant (neck and ball) used in hip replacement surgery. Manufactured by Smith & Nephew, a global medical technology company, the SMF is 20 percent shorter than other conventional hip stems, allowing for a higher neck resection, which saves more of the patient’s bone and provides a wider range of options for the patient. A similar device, the Smith & Nephew Modular REDAPT Revision Femoral Hip System is designed to focus on the challenges of hip revision surgical procedures.
Smith & Nephew REDAPT Recall
On November 15, 2016, Smith & Nephew, Inc. initiated a voluntary removal for all lots of Modular SMF and Modular REDAPT Revision Femoral Hip Systems due to a higher rate of complaints as compared to other comparable hip prostheses. The majority of the complaints were comprised of metal-related adverse events.
As noted in a company “Dear Doctor” letter:
Smith & Nephew considers that patients implanted with the modular neck hip prostheses may be at greater risk of revision surgery than with comparable monolithic products. For this reason, on a precautionary basis Smith & Nephew is issuing a voluntary field safety corrective action for the modular neck hip prostheses.
Physicians are advised to maintain standard follow-up protocol for patients who have undergone hip replacement surgery with the recalled devices, including continued monitoring for pain, swelling, limited mobility and enlarged bursa.
Hip Replacement Complications
Common complications associated with metal hip implants include:
- Implant dislocation
- Device wear
- Bone loss
- Debris wear
- Revision surgery
According to the letter issued by Smith & Nephew, patients who have received Modular SMF and Modular REDAPT Hip Systems may exhibit adverse reactions to metal debris, which could lead to revision surgery.
Smith & Nephew REDAPT Recall Lawsuit Claims
As information emerges regarding complications associated with Modular SMF and Modular REDAPT Revision Femoral Hip Systems, a Smith & Nephew modular hip stem lawsuit may be filed on behalf of people who have had a hip replacement with the devices.
How a Smith & Nephew REDAPT Recall Lawsuit Can Help
Device makers have a duty to provide safe products. If there are risks of harm associated with their products, they also must provide adequate warnings. If a device maker fails to fulfill this duty, it could be held liable in lawsuits for injuries that may result.
People who have suffered injury from Smith & Nephew Modular SMF and Modular REDAPT Revision Femoral Hip Systems may be eligible to recover money for:
- Medical Expenses
- Lost Wages
- Pain and Suffering
The families of those who have died may be eligible to recover money for funeral expenses and the pain that comes with losing a loved one.
For more information, contact Attorney Group. After you contact us, an attorney will follow up to answer questions that you might have. There is no cost or obligation to speak with us, and any information you provide will be kept confidential.
Please note that the law limits the time you have to pursue a claim or file a lawsuit for an injury. If you think you have a case, you should not delay taking action.