The Smith & Nephew Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR)System is a patented metal-on-metal hip replacement system used on patients in need of hip replacements from 2006 to 2015. The Food and Drug Administration recalled the device in June 2015 due to a high rate of device complications and revision surgeries. If you or a loved one received this type of hip implant and are experiencing device failure or metal toxicity, contact the Law Office of John W. Redmann, LLC to discuss a product liability case.
Smith & Nephew has plenty of resources to combat product liability claims. It is difficult for injured consumers to go up against large insurance corporations and aggressive claims adjusters. With help from a New Orleans accident attorney, you can ensure an insurance company does not take advantage of you. A lawyer can take over insurance communications and negotiate a fair settlement,as well as take your case to court in Louisiana if necessary.
Recalls regarding the Smith & Nephew Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System center on issues with the metal liner. The metal components in the hip replacement systems can corrode after implant, causing a range of related health problems and complications for patients. Patients with these hip replacement systems have complained of various issues, from destroyed muscle tissue to blood toxicity from metal leaching into the bloodstream.
Lawsuits against Smith & Nephew for their defective hip replacement systems have alleged that the company created products with dangerous design flaws, and that the company knew or should have known of the risks of the product yet failed to warn consumers. The company could be liable for millions of dollars in damages to affected consumers. If you believe you have the right to join a class action or file a new lawsuit against Smith &Nephew, contact an attorney.
It is a medical device manufacturer’s responsibility to ensure the reasonable safety of its products prior to release. Failure to do so, resulting in consumer injury or death, is negligence. Defective Smith &Nephew BHR Systems can cause hip revision surgeries, or additional operations to repair the damage the defective part inflicted. You may have to pay for these surgeries out of pocket. Defective implants can also cause:
A defective hip replacement product could change your life. Instead of your mobility and comfort improving, you could lose quality of life and end up in the hospital facing multiple revision surgeries. If you wish to hold Smith & Nephew accountable for distributing defective and dangerous products, consult with an attorney. A product liability claim against Smith& Nephew could result in financial compensation for your related medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, lost quality of life, and more.
Discuss the Smith & Nephew Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System recall and your potential product liability case with an attorney. Contact the Law Office of John W. Redmann, LLC and request a free consultation. You will meet with an attorney and discuss the details of your hip replacement and subsequent injuries, as well as the potential value of your claim and how we can help. Call (504) 500-5000 to request your meeting today.