Birmingham Hip Resurfacing Lawsuits
Posted by Shezad Malik MD JD
May 5, 2017 10:40
Birmingham Hip Resurfacing Lawsuits.
Rosetta Ventimiglia from Michigan recently filed a product liability and personal injury claim against Smith & Nephew.Birmingham Hip Resurfacing Lawsuits and hip implant failure. Smith and Nephew under fire over its Birmingham line of metal hip devices causing metal poisoning and premature failure according to lawsuits.According to Ventimiglia, the premature failure of the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) metal hip device lead her to develop severe metal blood poisoning. Ventimiglia had to undergo painful and risky revision surgery less than three years after the metal hip was implanted.
Ventimiglia succumbed to metallosis from the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing implant after metal fragments were released during the normal grinding action between the cup and metal head.
According to her lawsuit, Ventimiglia was implanted with a Smith & Nephew Birmingham implant in 2014, as part of a right hip resurfacing procedure. She complained about severe hip pain, reduced motion, as well as “clunking” and “locking” sensations in her right hip shortly after the hip implant surgery.
Upon further investigation by her doctors, she was found to have increased levels of cobalt and chromium in her blood and tissue destruction around the hip implant. She was diagnosed with premature failure of Birmingham hip implant and she had to undergo surgery to remove the implant.