Company’s recalled knee implants caused further damage. A New Braunfels couple has filed a claim against Memphis-based medical products company Smith & Nephew Inc. alleging that the company’s recalled knee implants caused further damage.
“This lawsuit arose from defects related to the implants that Smith & Nephew recalled in September 2003 after the ‘cementless’ versions of its Oxinium Genesis II and Profix II implants in the United States failed to bond properly, resulting a high failure rate,” says the lead attorney representing the New Braunfels couple in their claim.
Patients who received the defective knees may require revision surgery and face added risks of re-infection
“Patients who received the defective knees may require revision surgery and face added risks of re-infection, further joint and muscular damage and painful rehabilitation,” the attorney adds.
The implant is considered a welcome development in many states in the United States. But the bad idea in knee implants is what putting the situation even worst to victims of this kind of dillema. The lawsuits will eventually give a thorough investigation as to who really got the wrong idea about knee implants. The judgment now lies in the hands of people involve in resolving the cases.