Individuals who received a Smith & Nephew Journey knee replacement and experienced problems with their device or required additional surgery may be able to pursue compensation through a product liability lawsuits.

The Smith & Nephew knee replacement lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are investigating potential claims nationwide and provide a free consultation and claim evaluation to help determine if complications may be related to a defective or recalled artificial knee.

According to recent reports, thousands of people who received a Smith & Nephew Journey knee replacement may be at risk for early failure or other complications.

In 2010, a Smith & Nephew knee replacement recall was issued for nearly 40,000 Journey Uni Tibial Baseplates after several reports were received where the base plate broke, which could result in the need for the base plate to be revised or changed. If a broken base is left unrevised, it could lead to instability and premature wear.

Earlier this year, a study found that problems with the Smith & Nephew Journey-Deuce knee had caused that device to fail in 16% of individuals within 21 months and 39% of those who received the implant experienced bad results.

SMITH & NEPHEW KNEE RECALL LAWSUITS

The lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing potential claims for individuals who have been impacted by the Smith & Nephew Journey knee replacement recall and for individuals who have experienced other problems that may have been caused by defective artificial knee components.

To review a potential claim for yourself, a friend or family member, request a free consultation and claim evaluation.