Lawsuits: Smith & Nephew Knee Replacement

 

Some models of the Smith & Nephew knee replacement system could lead to a high number of complications and failures, possibly requiring revision surgery.

Right now, defective medical device lawyers are reviewing potential claims for people who have experienced pain, injury, or secondary surgery after receiving a Smith & Nephew knee replacement.

A number of components of the Smith & Nephew Journey line of knee replacement systems have been linked to a high rate of failure, leading to a number of problems, such as:      

  • Limited range of motion
  • Loosening of components
  • Pain
  • Permanent knee problems
  • Revision surgery

Thousands of people may have been exposed to increased risk of early failure of Smith & Nephew knee replacement systems.

Nearly 40,000 Journey Uni Tibial Baseplates were recalled in early 2010 as a result of a number of failures that may cause the devices to fracture or break, leading to severe pain and instability and often resulting in Smith & Nephew knee revision surgery

A study presented to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons in February 2011 found that 16% of Smith & Nephew Journey-Deuce knee implants failed within 21 months of implantation, and that 39% of recipients reported poor results after receiving these knee implants.

Contact a Medical Product Liability Lawyer

If you have suffered pain, injury, or revision surgery after receiving a Smith & Nephew knee, you may be able to collect compensation for your damages in a dangerous medical device lawsuit.  Contact our team of medical product liability lawyers today to learn more about your rights in a free legal consultation.

 

Dec. 28, 2011 | Tags: Dangerous Medical Devices, Defective Medical Devices, Knee Replacement, Personal Injury

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