Lawyers for Problems with Smith & Nephew Knees
The product liability attorneys at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing potential lawsuits for individuals who have experienced problems with a Smith & Nephew knee replacement implant, some of which have been recalled from the market.
Smith & Nephew knee recalls have been issued for different components that have caused individuals to experience devastating pain and complications after the implants fractured or failed within a few years.
Compensation may be available through a Smith & Nephew knee replacement lawsuit for individuls who have experienced problems, such as:
- Loss of Range of Motion
- Knee Replacement Failure
- Additional Knee Surgery
To determine whether your knee replacement problems may be caused by design defects with the implant used during surgery, contact the knee replacement lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. and Rrquest a free consultation and claim evaluation.
SMITH & NEPHEW JOURNEY KNEE RECALLS AND PROBLEMS
Knee Replacement Lawyers
The lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk are investigating potential Smith & Nephew knee replacement lawsuits for individuals throughout the United States who have experienced problems that may have been caused by their artificial knee.
In January and March 2010, recalls for Smith & Nephew Journey Uni Tibial Baseplate knee implants were issued for approximately 40,000 defective devices after a number of reported problems suggested that the base plates may break.
A broken Smith & Nephew base plate could lead to instability and premature wear of the knee replacement, often requiring additional surgery to revise the knee replacement or change the base plate.
In February 2011, at an annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, a study was presented that found that 16% of the Smith & Nephew Journey-Deuce knee implants began failing after just 21 months, and 39% of those who received the implants reported poor results.
Individuals should expect that a knee replacement will last 10 to 20 years. However, due to Smith & Nephew Journey knee problems, many individuals have experienced catastrophic failure fo the tibial base-plate or other complications that may be due to design issues.
SMITH & NEPHEW KNEE REPLACEMENT CLASS ACTION LAWYERS
Potential Smith & Nephew knee lawsuits and class action claims are being investigated and reviewed for individuals throughout the United States. All cases are pursued by our law firm under a contingency fee agreement, which means that there are never any fees unless a recovery is obtained.
It appears that Smith & Nephew may have failed to take adequate steps to properly research their product, reduce the risk of injury or warn consumers. As a result, financial compensation may be available for Smith & Nephew Journey knee complications that were caused by a broken tibial base plate or other defective components.
To review a potential claim for yourself, a friend or family member, request a free consultation and claim evaluation.