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Smith & Nephew is facing a growing number of lawsuits involving the recalled R3 Acetabular System, which is a component of the Birmingham hip replacement system. Nationwide, thousands of people have filed lawsuits against the manufacturers of defective metal-on-metal hip implants.

Smith & Nephew Hip Implant Class Action Lawsuit Information

Smith & Nephew issued a recall for the R3 Acetabular System in June 2012. The component is used exclusively with the Birmingham hip replacement.

When the R3 and Birmingham are used together, they create a metal-on-metal hip implant. The problem with this design is that the metal parts grinding together may allow metal debris to accumulate in the hip joint. This can lead to a number of serious complications, including metal poisoning (metallosis).

Smith & Nephew is now facing a growing number of lawsuits from people who were injured by the R3 and Birmingham. However, these lawsuits have not been consolidated into a class action lawsuit. Instead, they are individual lawsuits filed by attorneys who provide personal legal representation.

What is the problem?

  • Metallosis (metal poisoning)
  • Chronic pain
  • Inflammation and swelling in the hip
  • Pseudo-tumor, bursa, and soft-tissue growths
  • Bone loss in the hip
  • Loosening or dislocation of the hip implant
  • Systemic reactions to metal poisoning
  • Limited mobility
  • Premature failure of the hip implant
  • Revision surgery
  • And more
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