A New Hip Should Not Hurt
The Smith & Nephew hip liner was used popularly in patients who needed partial hip resurfacing or complete hip replacement from 2006 to 2015. While these hip liners were meant to give patients a new lease on life, the manufacturers of these hip replacements have been accused of neglectfully marketing faulty metal-on-metal hip replacements that caused blood poisoning resulting in severe pain, lack of mobility and additional corrective surgeries.
At The Finnell Firm, our attorney has extensive experience defending the rights of patients injured by faulty medical devices. If you or a loved one had a Smith & Nephew hip liner implant from 2006 to 2015 and suffered from severe complications, you may have cause for legal compensation.
Hip Liner Complications
Smith & Nephew hip liners have been linked to a wide variety of complications. These include:
- Need for revision surgery
- Metallosis (metal debris in surrounding tissues)
- Chromium and cobalt blood toxicity/poisoning
- Pseudotumors (false brain tumors)
- Necrosis (death of cells in bones and tissues)
- Chronic pain
- Loss of mobility
- Difficulty walking or standing
- Joint instability
- Broken bones around the components
If you have suffered these complications, you may be eligible for compensation for your medical costs and the pain and suffering you experienced.
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