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Smith & Newphew R-3

If you’ve ever used a power drill to make a hole in a block of metal, then you know exactly what goes on inside a defective hip replacement device like the Smith & Nephew R-3.

When the metal of the drill bit abrades the metal block, the resulting force produces little coils of twisted metal. That’s exactly what happens inside your body when the two metal components of a defective artificial hip rub against each other. Inside your hip joint, the coils of metal are a lot smaller than those on your workbench, and they are produced much more slowly. But the two processes are identical.

When you’re working in the shop, there’s no reason to pay much attention to those little pieces of metal debris. You brush them off of your workbench, and never think of them again.

But even though those fragments of metal inside your hip joint are small, they can cause serious, serious health problems.

The Smith & Nephew R-3 hip replacement device suffers from the same hazardous design flaw that affects many other hip replacement devices. It contains two metal parts that rub up against each other every time you move your hip. That abrasion creates metal particulate matter that then enters the bloodstream. Once it does that, the metal can cause major health problems:

• serious pain • infection and inflammation • bone deterioration • joint dislocation

Even more serious than all of these conditions is another condition called metallosis, or metal poisoning. Metallosis can lead to

• headaches, dizziness, and nausea • infection • nervous system disorders • gastrointestinal disorders • loss of hearing • blindness • hypothyroidism • cardiomyopathy

We were not meant to have tiny metal fragments flowing freely though our bodies. Many metals, like the cobalt and the chromium in the Smith & Nephew R-3, are toxic.

In short, hip replacement devices like the Smith & Nephew R-3 can cause more problems than they solve. And that’s not even mentioning the great expense of the “revision surgery” that’s often needed to remove and replace these faulty devices.

If you’ve been surgically implanted with a Smith & Nephew R-3 hip replacement device, you may be entitled to significant financial compensation.

The attorneys at TheLawFirm.com are ready to help you pursue all possible legal avenues to recover your health, your money, your time, and your quality of life. We’ve been handling hip replacement lawsuits for years, and we know what we’re doing.

Contact us today for a free consultation, and learn how we can help you.

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