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Alabama Man Files Lawsuit Against Smith & Nephew Journey Knee Device

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Kenneth King has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama against a Smith & Nephew Journey knee replacement device that, according to the lawsuit, included a Journey Uni Tibial baseplate, which broke.

The lawsuit says that King received the Smith & Nephew knee replacement system in 2008, and that by 2010 the device had failed, forcing King to undergo revision surgery and implantation of a total knee replacement.

In January 2010, the FDA announced the Smith & Nephew recall of nearly 40,000 defective tibial baseplates.

Kings lawsuit charges product liability against the knee device manufacturer stating the Smith & Nephew Journey knee should have lasted at least 10 to 20 years, but due to design defects, the device lasted less than 2 years. It also charges negligence, breach of warranty, and failure to warn.

The lawsuit seeks punitive damages as well as compensatory damages for physical and mental pain and suffering, decreased earning capacity, loss of earnings and employment, disfigurement, permanent impairment, loss of consortium, loss of quality of life, medical expenses, and other injury.

 

 

breakinglawsuitnews.com disclaimer: This article: Alabama Man Files Lawsuit Against Smith & Nephew Journey Knee Device was posted on Tuesday, October 4th, 2011 at 9:28 pm at breakinglawsuitnews.com and is filed under Medical Device Lawsuits.

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