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Smith & Nephew Sued by WV Couple over Defective Knee Components

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Charleston, WV residents Robert and Jenny Morris have filed a product liability lawsuit in Kanawha Circuit Court in West Virginia against Smith & Nephew alleging the company used defective components in the Journey knee implant device.

According to the lawsuit, on January 19, 2009, Robert Morris had undergone a right knee arthroplasty surgery in which four Smith & Nephew Journey knee components, the Journey Deuce Oxinium femoral component size 5, a 35mm Genesis II resurfacing patellar component, the size 5-6 9mm Journey Uni right medial tibial insert, and the Journey Uni right medial tibial baseplate size 5 were implanted.

On April 15, 2010, Morris had to go back into the hospital where it was discovered that the components of the knee replacement system had completely failed and Morris was then forced to undergo tricky revision surgery, and have the components of the knee implant replaced, the West Virginia Record reported.

In 2010, some 40,000 Journey Uni Tibial Baseplates were recalled due to failure.

The Morris lawsuit alleges breach of warranty, failure to warn, and manufacture and distribution of a defective product, and seeks compensatory and punitive damages.

breakinglawsuitnews.com disclaimer: This article: Smith & Nephew Sued by WV Couple over Defective Knee Components was posted on Friday, December 9th, 2011 at 7:11 pm at breakinglawsuitnews.com and is filed under Medical Device Lawsuits.

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