In November 2016, Smith & Nephew announced a recall for components associated with its Modular SMF Hip System and Modular REDAPT Revision Femoral Hip System after the devices were associated with a high rate of metal-related complaints. Recipients of these hip implants who suffered these types of injuries could be entitled to participate in any future Smith & Nephew Modular Neck Hip settlements that might result from this recall.
The attorneys at Bernstein Liebhard LLP are investigating legal claims related to this Smith & Nephew hip recall. Recipients of afected Modular SMF and Modular REDAPT Revision Femoral Hip devices could be entitled to compensation from a future settlement if they experienced any of the following complications:
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The devices included in the Smith & Nephew Modular Hip recall were sold between October 2008 and July 2016. According to an URGENT FIELD SAFETY NOTICE issued by Smith & Nephew on November 15, 2016, affected devices included a modular neck hip prosthesis used with the Modular SMF and REDAPT Revision Femoral Hip Systems, as well as a number of SMF and REDAPT Revision hip stems. The Modular SMF hip had been associated with a complaint rate of .527%, while a 0.25% rate of complaints had been observed with the Modular REDAPT hip. Smith & Nephew also noted that the complaint rate appeared to be trending upward.
Recipients of these Smith & Nephew hip implants should should be monitored for pain, swelling, limited mobility and enlarged bursa. Those who experience these problems should undergo extensive clinical evaluation, including blood testing to determine levels of chromium/cobalt ions, as well as imaging screens to assess soft tissue reactions. Revision surgery should only be considered after a comprehensive examination of all clinical findings has been completed, especially if an adverse soft-tissue reaction is confirmed.
There is no guarantee that lawsuits stemming from this hip implant recall will ultimately result in any Smith & Nephew Modular Neck Hip settlements or verdicts. However, successful plaintiffs could be entitled to compensation for many of their injury-related damages, including:
If you would like to learn more about filing a Smith & Nephew Modular Neck Hip lawsuit, please call Bernstein Liebhard LLP at (888) 994-5118 to obtain a free, no-obligation review of your potential claim.
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