Here at LawInfo.com we make it a goal to keep our consumers aware of dangerous products that have caused serious injuries and are targets of numerous lawsuits. We call these Hot Topics. A Hot Topic that we are concerned with are defective hip replacement devices, such as the Biomet’s M2a Magnum, the Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Implants, the DePuy Hip Replacement Implant, and the Wright Hip Replacement Implants.
Now another hip implant is under fire for causing a number of problems: the R3 Acetabular System manufactured by Smith & Nephew.
Some individuals who have had the R3 Acetabular hip replacement implant have experienced no complications with the surgery. However, others have encountered some serious problems. Therefore, on June 1, 2012, Smith & Nephew recalled their R3 Acetabular System.
What is Smith & Nephew’s R3 Acetabular System?
Smith & Nephew, PLC is the manufacturer of the R3 Acetabular System. The R3 Acetabular System is a metal-to-metal hip implant device that is composed of two parts: the metal head and the metal cup. The head replaces the rounded ball of the thighbone and the cup replaces the hip socket. Both these parts are composed of the metals, chromium and cobalt.
Why is Smith & Nephew’s R3 Acetabular System Dangerous?
Like many other metal-on-metal hip replacement devices, the R3 Acetabular System becomes dangerous when the two metal parts rub against each other, causing friction. This friction produces tiny metal fragments to fall into the surrounding areas.
Reported R3 Acetabular System Injuries:
- Metallosis (a type of blood poisoning)
- Bone fracture
- Loosening of the implant
- Dislocation of the implant
- Swelling near the hip joint
- Pain in the hip area or groin
To learn more about the Smith & Nephew’s R3 Acetabular Hip Implant, contact a qualified attorney.
How Can an Attorney Representing Smith & Nephew Hip Replacement Victims Help?
If you or a loved one has sustained hip replacement injuries caused by Smith & Nephew’s R3 Acetabular Hip Implant, you should consult with a physician immediately. Moreover, you may be entitled to compensation from Smith & Nephew. Here at Lawinfo.com, we have qualified attorneys representing hip replacement victims who are offering free legal consultations to anyone injured by this medical device. If you are suffering from Smith & Nephew’s R3 Acetabular Hip Implant, contact a Qualified Attorney today!
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