Hip Implant Recalls and How They Work

When a company learns that there is a problem with one of its medical devices, they have a responsibility to alert consumers. The company will propose a correction or removal depending on the type of situation. When the manufacturer does so, the FDA refers to this…

Smith & Nephew: the List of Defective Hip Devices Keeps Growing

Hundreds of individuals have filed lawsuits against Smith & Nephew for injuries related to this manufacturer’s defective metal-on-metal hip implant products. In 2017, a multi-district litigation (MDL) was formed to consolidate certain Smith & Nephew hip implant lawsuits into a single federal district court in…

Diagnosing Hip Implant Pseudotumors with MARS MRI

The symptoms related to defective metal-on-metal hip implants can be extremely overwhelming for some patients. For many individuals, the device that was supposed to restore their quality of life has instead resulted in pain and immobility. Several of the negative side effects of the metal-on-metal…

Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants and Metallosis

Metal poisoning occurs when toxic levels of metal build up in the body causing damage to tissues, bones, and the nervous system. One type of metal poisoning, called metallosis, can occur as a side effect of joint replacement surgery using metal components such as those…

Smith & Nephew BHR Recall

New information shows greater insight into the negligent behavior of global medical technology company Smith & Nephew concerning its defective hip replacement products. After the recall of the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing device (BHR) in June 2015, evidence shows that the company failed to accurately inform…

More Bad News for Smith and Nephew

Smith & Nephew continues to issue additional recalls for its defective hip implant devices. By now, Smith & Nephew has established a clear pattern of manufacturing faulty and dangerous hip devices that harm rather than help innocent users of those products. In June of 2012,…