Lawyers No Longer Accepting Smith & Nephew Knee Cases

The product liability attorneys at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. previously reviewed 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 was pursued through a Smith & Nephew knee replacement lawsuit for certain individuals who experienced problems, such as:

  • Pain
  • Loss of Range of Motion
  • Knee Replacement Failure
  • Additional Knee Surgery

New cases are no longer being accepted. This page is maintained for informational purposes only.


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.


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.

Potential Smith & Nephew knee lawsuits and class action claims are no longer being investigated or reviewed.