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What To Do If You Received A Hip Implant Between 2006 to 2015...

From the desk of:
Andy Bederman, Managing Attorney

To Hip Implant Patients:

If you (or a loved one) received a hip implant between the years of 2006 and 2015, this may be the most important message you will ever read...

Here is why...

A widely-used metal-on-metal hip implant called the Smith & Nephew® Birmingham™ Hip Resurfacing (BHR) System has been recalled due to alarmingly high-rates of failure and complications requiring patients to undergo revision surgery.

Please continue reading as these new developments may have a significant impact on you...

What Is The Smith & Nephew® Birmingham™ Hip Resurfacing (BHR) System?

The Birmingham™ Hip Resurfacing (BHR) System is a metal-on-metal hip implant manufactured by Smith & Nephew® that was used in patients who needed partial hip resurfacing or complete hip replacement.

The BHR implant consists of a spherical metal cap on the femur (leg) which connects to a metal cup installed within the hip socket.

The Birmingham™ Hip Resurfacing (BHR) System was widely used between 2006 to 2015.

It was recalled and pulled from the market in June 2015 due to studies showing the device was causing an alarmingly high-rate of complications which require revision surgery in patients.

Smith and Nephew Birmingham Hip Resurfacing Recall

Why Is The Birmingham™ Hip Resurfacing (BHR) System Prone To Failure?

The Birmingham™ Hip Resurfacing (BHR) System is made from the metals cobalt and chromium – which are prone to corrosion and wear -- causing metal toxicity.

Because of this corrosion and subsequent issues of metal toxicity, many negative health consequences have been occurring in patients, including...

  • Need for revision surgery
  • Metallosis (metal debris in surrounding tissues)
  • Chromium and Cobalt blood toxicity/poisoning
  • Pseudotumors (false brain tumors)
  • Necrosis (death of cells in bones and tissues)
  • Chronic pain
  • Inflammation
  • Loss of mobility
  • Difficulty walking or standing
  • Dislocation
  • Joint instability
  • Broken bones around the components

How The Birmingham™ Hip Resurfacing (BHR) System Fails...

Because of corrosion and wear, two serious complications may occur...

  1. Need for revision surgery
  2. Metallosis (metal debris in surrounding tissues)

The BHR system is causing an alarming high percentage of patients to undergo revision surgeries to correct the complications the implant was recalled for.

The most serious of which is metallosis – which occurs when corrosion and wear cause metal fragments to enter the blood and surrounding tissues.

The Birmingham™ Hip Resurfacing (BHR) System can cause elevated blood serum levels of chromium and cobalt due to wear that occurs between the moving parts of the device causing microscopic metal debris to enter the bloodstream.

Metallosis can cause significant complications including irreversible muscle damage – which cannot be treated or fixed. So, it is important to find out if you are affected.

Would I Have Been Notified If I Received The Birmingham™ Hip Resurfacing (BHR) System As My Hip Implant?

Patients who received the dangerous Birmingham™ Hip Resurfacing (BHR) System are likely NOT aware that they were given this implant.

There is currently no government mandate for surgeons or health facilities to inform affected patients.

Because of this, it is extremely important to take your health into your own hands – and it is well advised for all patients who received hip implants from 2006 to 2015 to find out if they received the Birmingham™ Hip Resurfacing (BHR) System.

What the Birmingham™ Hip Resurfacing (BHR) System Recall Means For You...

If you are still reading this, it means you likely fall into this scenario...

DOES THIS SCENARIO DESCRIBE YOU?

  • I received a hip implant between 2006 and 2015 and have experienced complications or a hip implant failure requiring revision surgery

Our law office is currently investigating these cases.

If you are unsure if you received the Birmingham™ Hip Resurfacing (BHR) implant, you can find out by retrieving your detailed surgery records.

Our law firm is helping people find out if they received the Birmingham™ Hip Resurfacing (BHR) implant. With your authorization, we can obtain your surgical records and confirm whether the device was used in your hip implant operation.

I Experienced Complications That Required A Revision Surgery...

If you received the Birmingham™ Hip Resurfacing (BHR) System, you may have experienced any of the following negative effects that require or required revision surgery:

  • Metallosis (metal debris in surrounding tissues)
  • Chromium and Cobalt blood toxicity/poisoning
  • Pseudotumors (false brain tumors)
  • Necrosis (death of cells in bones and tissues)
  • Chronic pain
  • Inflammation
  • Loss of mobility
  • Difficulty walking or standing
  • Dislocation
  • Joint instability
  • Broken bones around the components
  • And Other complications requiring revision surgery

So please continue reading because it is critically important for you to understand not only the medical aspects of all this, but also the LEGAL aspects behind your safety and well-being.

You May Be Eligible For Financial Compensation Having Been Affected By A Defective Hip Implant

Medical device manufacturers are subject to STRICT guidelines and rules by the FDA.

The FDA puts rules in place that require medical device manufacturers to conduct extensive testing, research and clinical trials before their device can be used in operations.

...this is done so doctors and patients like YOURSELF can weigh the benefits of using a particular medical device against the possible dangers and consequences it may pose.

And it gives doctors the ability to make an informed decision about which brand hip implant to use, based on available safety data gathered in pre-market testing and trials.

When A Manufacturer Doesn't Adequately Test The Safety of A Hip Implant, Doctors & Patients Become Victims -- And All You're Left With Is A Dangerous Device Stuck Inside You...

As a result of Smith & Nephew® (manufacturer of BHR) failing to design a sufficiently safe and effective hip implant, you or a loved one may have suffered negative health consequences, needed revision surgeries or therapy, experienced emotional pain, incurred lost wages due to time off work, and other significant related expenses.

Because of this... you may be entitled to what are called "damages", which is just a legal term for money awarded in individual lawsuits, settlements and class action lawsuits.

Because the Birmingham™ Hip Resurfacing (BHR) implant has such a high-rate of failure, complications and need for revision surgery, patients often find themselves burdened with substantial medical expenses.

Why should you have to bear the financial and emotion burden due to a defective hip implant?

What Your Next Step Should Be If You Had A Hip Implant Surgery Between 2006 and 2015...

Our legal team has reviewed the available evidence and research, and our experience in medical device liability cases tell us, that we are in prime position to help victims of the Birmingham™ Hip Resurfacing (BHR) implant recall and any subsequent complications suffered.

We are offering a free legal consultation and case evaluation to patients who believe they may be affected.

If you'd like to learn more and speak with a Birmingham™ Hip Resurfacing (BHR) implant lawyer free of charge, this is your opportunity to discover the help that is available to you.

Getting started is simple and easy...

Fill out the contact form below or call us at 866-513-9094 for a free case evaluation and legal consultation. We will personally speak with you about your case.

Speaking to an attorney, you will get answers to the following...

  • How do I find out if my surgeon used the Birmingham™ Hip Resurfacing (BHR) System in my hip implant? (if you don't already know)
  • Am I eligible to pursue a BHR hip implant lawsuit?
  • What is involved and how does it work?
  • Should I file a lawsuit or seek a settlement?
  • How do I get started?
  • ...And more

This consultation with an attorney does not cost you anything and is 100% free and confidential. That means you have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

You will speak to our attorneys -- lawyers with years of experience getting successful legal outcomes for victims like yourself.

We are currently accepting clients from all 50 states, so you are eligible to speak to us for free -- no matter what state you live in.

You should contact our firm if:

  • You underwent a hip implant surgery between 2006 to 2015 and subsequently experienced complications that required (or require) revision surgery.

And know this...

If at any point you do not believe we are the most qualified to help you get the compensation you rightfully deserve, you are not obligated in any way, shape or form to pay us or work with us. This is a NO-PRESSURE consultation.

We are confident you will see the extraordinary value we can offer you. Our law firm works strictly on a contingency basis -- meaning patients we represent only pay out of their recovery if they win their case.

You must act quickly because there is only a small window of time that hip implant patients can file a Birmingham™ Hip Resurfacing (BHR) implant lawsuit or seek a settlement. This is called the "statute of limitations" -- and it is different for every state.

So act now and fill out the contact form at the bottom of the page. Or simply pick up the phone and call us right now at 866-513-9094.

We stand ready to help you win your case.

Sincerely,

Andy E. Bederman
Managing Attorney
Law Offices of Greenberg & Bederman, LLC

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