S&N Birmingham Hip Replacement Lawsuit

In late 2014, Smith & Nephew issued an urgent field safety notice to warn doctors that particular patients who received a Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System were at a greater risk of requiring a revision surgery earlier than expected. Less than a year later, Smith & Nephew announced that the company would be recalling certain models of its Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System. If you or a loved one suffered injuries from a Smith & Nephew hip implant, please call our firm.

Smith & Nephew Announces Recall of
Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System

Smith & Nephew Birmingham Hip replacement lawsuitIn June of 2015, Smith & Nephew released a statement saying that it was issuing a recall of the smaller sized components of its Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System. The company discovered that patients who were implanted with these smaller sized systems had revision rates that exceeded certain benchmarks. Based on this, Smith & Nephew considered these patients to be at a higher risk of revision surgery and removed these products from the market.

Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Side Effects

It has been reported that metal-on-metal hip replacements have the highest failure rate and fail at a rate of over 10%; meaning that many patients will need to endure costly and painful revision surgery.

In addition to device failure, metal-on-metal hip replacements can causes metal ions to enter into bloodstream and create a condition called metallosis. Because these devices are made from a blend of several different metals, they can release metal particles into the blood stream and surrounding tissue when the metal parts rub against each other. A buildup of this type of metal in the body can be toxic, leading to serious complications affecting the nervous system, skin and other organs. Symptoms of metallosis can include:

  • General hypersensitivity reaction (skin rash)
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Neurological changes including sensory changes (auditory, or visual impairments)
  • Psychological status change (including depression or cognitive impairment)
  • Renal function impairment
  • Thyroid dysfunction (including neck discomfort, fatigue, weight gain or feeling cold)

Other people have experienced pain, swelling, and joint dislocation. If you have a metal-on-metal hip implant and have experienced any of the side effects mentioned above or below, please call our firm:

  • Implant Failure
  • Revision Surgery
  • Elevated levels of cobalt and/or chromium in the blood
  • Diagnosis of metallosis
  • Loosening of the device


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Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Models

  • Biomet M2a
  • Biomet M2a-28mm
  • Biomet M2a-38
  • Biomet M2a-Exceed ABT
  • Biomet M2a-Magnum
  • Biomet M2a-Stanmore
  • Biomet M2a-Taper
  • DePuy ASR (2010 recall)
  • DePuy Pinnacle
  • Omni Apex K2
  • Smith & Nephew Birmingham
  • Smith & Nephew Emperion
  • Smith & Nephew R3 Acetabular (2012 recall)
  • Stryker ABG-II (2012 recall)
  • Stryker Accolade
  • Stryker Citation
  • Stryker LFIT Cobalt-chromium
  • Stryker Meridian
  • Stryker Rejuvenate (2012 recall)
  • Stryker TMZF Femal Stem
  • Wright Conserve Plus
  • Wright Profemur Z
  • Zimmer Durom Cup (2008 recall but returned to market)
  • Zimmer Mayo Hip

Are You Eligible for a Metal Hip Replacement Lawsuit?

The Feeney Law Firm is committed to seeking justice for those affected by metal hip replacements. Fighting to keep people safe from corporate greed and self-interest is our passion. We are here to help make that process as simple as possible for you and your family. Call us now at 1-800-710-3121 for a FREE consultation. Don’t wait; your time to file a metal hip replacement lawsuit may be limited.