Louisiana Smith Nephew R-3 Recall Attorneys

Smith & Nephew R3 Acetabular System

Louisiana Smith Nephew R-3 Recall Attorneys
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Smith and Nephew is the fourth largest United States hip implant manufacturer. There has been an estimated 7,700 Smith and Nephew R3 Acetabular Hip Replacement Systems implanted throughout the world since 2009.

Problems with Smith &amp Nephew R3 Acetabular Hip Implant System

The R3 Acetabular Hip Replacement System is designed with metal on metal components. The metal liner and head components have been linked to metal poisoning when metal particles are shed and get into the bloodstream, a condition called metallosis. Common signs and symptoms of complications following hip implant surgery with the R3 Acetabular system can include:

  • Adverse tissue reactions
  • Adverse reactions to metal debris
  • Metallosis (metal poisoning)
  • Dislocation of the hip when the femur slips out of the socket in the pelvis
  • Bone fractures
  • Infections in the joints
  • Nerve damage can involve numbness and/or weakness
  • Loosening or breakage of the device
  • Leg length differences
  • Osteolysis (loss of bone)

Recipients of hip implants should be informed of the possible symptoms to watch for that may happen more than 3 months following surgery that could indicate that their implant is not functioning correctly. Symptoms could include:

  • Excessive pain in the groin area, leg or hip
  • Swelling at or around the hip joint
  • Difficulty with walking or limping
  • A popping sound or noises such as a squeaking, clicking or grinding for the hip
  • Infections

Louisiana Smith Nephew R-3 Recall Attorneys

Compensation may be offered by manufacturers of defective products, but most likely will offer only limited amounts to cover particular medical treatments and will most likely not include enough compensation to account for your pain and suffering or lost wages. If you have received the R3 Acetabular Hip Device and have experienced complications, or if you are concerned about possible future complications, contact Louisiana Attorney Group. Our affiliated Louisiana Smith Nephew R-3 Recall Attorneys will help protect your rights and ensure that you receive fair compensation for your injuries.