Smith & Nephew Sued Over Painful Hip Replacement

Law360, Chicago (February 19, 2013, 3:44 PM EST) -- Smith & Nephew Inc. was targeted in a product liability suit in New York state court on Friday by a woman who alleges its R3 acetabular hip replacement parts have caused her to suffer radiating pain in her groin that could require additional surgery.

New York resident Susan Simon alleges that she experienced clicking and locking of the device and radiating pain roughly three months after her February 2010 total left hip replacement surgery, in which she received the U.K.-based medical device maker's R3 three-hole hemispherical acetabular shell and its anthology femoral component.

She alleges that her injuries were caused "by...

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