Smith & Nephew Sued Over Failed Knee Replacement

By Lance Duroni (April 14, 2015, 4:09 PM EDT) -- Smith & Nephew Inc. was hit with a product liability suit Monday by an Illinois woman claiming a knee replacement device made by the company is defective and "unreasonably dangerous."

Francine Snead alleges in a complaint filed in Cook County Circuit Court that the company's Genesis II total knee system has failed since she underwent knee replacement surgery in 2011, preventing her from "performing her activities of daily living."

"As a result of the defective Smith & Nephew device, in addition to other damages, Snead incurred medical expenses, experienced severe pain and suffering, and has been forced to undergo a lengthy...

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