Smith & Nephew Birmingham Hips under fire
Posted by Shezad Malik MD JD
January 31, 2017 11:02 AM
The Smith & Nephew Birmingham hip was one of the first metal-on-metal hip replacement systems on the market, and immediately safety issues were raised concerning premature hip implant failure.
Metal on metal hip implants have a high failure rate including those manufactured by Biomet, DePuy, Encore, Smith & Nephew, Stryker, Wright and Zimmer.
Wisconsin Smith & Nephew Birmingham hip failure
Steven Zingler, from Wisconsin filed a product liability lawsuit, against the Smith & Nephew Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System claiming that it was defectively designed and caused premature hip implant failure.
Zingler filed his personal injury lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin. According to Zingler, he has experienced severe pain and failure complications with the Smith & Nephew hip resurfacing implant.
Zingler received a Smith & Nephew Birmingham hip in 2011, which included a 52mm Birmingham Resurfacing Femoral Head, and a 58mm Birmingham hip Resurfacing Acetabular Cup.
But, by January 2016, he had to undergo revision surgery to have it removed due premature hip failure.