Smith & Nephew hip implant metallosis lawsuits pass 500 mark

Recalled and defective metal-on-metal hip implants made by Smith & Nephew are now the subject of more than 500 lawsuits pending in state and federal courts. The hip implant lawyers at Jones Ward PLC represent more injured plaintiffs than any other law firm in the nation, and have been involved in litigation since 2013 over… Read More

Smith & Nephew Hip Implant Lawsuits Expand

Smith & Nephew Hip Implant Lawsuits Expand

R3 metal liners added to Birmingham Hip Resurfacing litigation A panel of federal judges overseeing hundreds of lawsuits against Smith & Nephew for their failed metal on metal hip devices is expanding the scope of the litigation. The United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict litigation held that plaintiffs implanted with the recalled R3 metal liner… Read More

Smith & Nephew hip implant lawsuits expand

The hip implant recall lawyers at Jones Ward are expanding the scope of a legal challenge to the Smith & Nephew BHR, targeting a configuration of the device that never gained FDA approval. Smith & Nephew faces approximately 300 individual lawsuits in federal court from patients who claim that the BHR failed and shed toxic… Read More

Smith & Nephew hip implant lawyers strike back at preemption

Lawsuits against Smith & Nephew over the recalled Birmingham Hip Resurfacing, or BHR, hip implant system have passed the 200 mark, as the legal team at Jones Ward PLC continues to fight for injured people in dozens of states from California to New York and Florida to Alaska. BHR lawsuits from more than 40 states… Read More

Smith & Nephew BHR hip implants targeted in new 160-page lawsuit

Smith & Nephew BHR hip implants targeted in new 160-page lawsuit

The Birmingham Hip Resurfacing system made by Smith & Nephew is the target of a new 160-page lawsuit filed by the hip implant attorneys at Jones Ward PLC. The lawsuit in Maryland federal court details why the BHR system is defective and causes patients to suffer injuries due to metal toxicity and pseudotumors. BHR defects revealed… Read More

Smith & Nephew faces corruption charge

Smith & Nephew, maker of the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System, agreed to pay a $22 million fine due to charges of corruption and bribery over illegal payments to doctors for its medical devices. The metal-on-metal BHR hip system is at the center of growing litigation spearheaded by Jones Ward PLC due to the soaring failure… Read More

Smith & Nephew hip implant cases headed to Maryland

Smith & Nephew hip implant cases headed to Maryland

Hip implant patients with injuries from Smith & Nephew BHR devices took a step closer to justice yesterday when a panel of federal judges consolidated dozens of lawsuits in Maryland as part of a new mass tort proceeding. Jones Ward argued in favor of the mass tort consolidation. Smith & Nephew opposed it. The decision by  the Judicial… Read More