New York Product Liability Lawyers for Birmingham Hip Resurfacing Implant Injuries
Aggressively Fighting For You
Many medical device companies, such as Smith & Nephew, use leading orthopedic surgeons to promote their new products. One of the most popular of these medical devices is the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing implant alternative. However, this approach has led to countless injuries, stemming from metallosis, also known as metal-on-metal failures. The failure of the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing device has resulted in a number of lawsuits, including centralization in MDL No. 2775 to centralize Smith & Nephew Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation, before U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake in the District of Maryland.
If you or a loved one has suffered from the BHR, you are not alone. Our New York defective hip implant attorneys aggressively litigate medical device cases based on our firm's extensive experience in other faulty medical device cases. Our hip implant litigators have proven experience in litigating and settling hundreds of cases for victims of recalled metal-on-metal implants. Your case stays with our firm from start to finish, getting individual attention which is shaped to your unique claim.
What is Birmingham Hip Resurfacing?
The Birmingham Hip Resurfacing device consists of a femoral head and a hemispherical acetabular cup, designed to fit the patient’s hip socket. It rubs against the femoral head when there is movement at the hip joint. However, both components are made out of cobalt and chromium metal alloys. As a result of the metal-on-metal hip implant components, small particles of metal are shed into a patient’s body with movement--posing a serious hazard to the health of patients.
The following are common symptoms associated with a BHR implant, including but not limited to:
- Joint pain
- Muscle soreness in the hip, buttock and low back
- Toxic blood levels of cobalt and chromium
- Bone and tissue necrosis
- Formation of pseudo tumors as seen on MARS scans
If you have experienced any of the above, we will help you resolve your issue with ease. Our legal team will discuss the following issues with you and more:
- How to identify if you have a recalled product
- What serum tests are being done for metallosis, cobalt poisoning and chromium poisoning
- Preservation of hip implant hardware as evidence
- What the litigation and settlement prospects are, and how these directly relate to your specific injury