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Smith & Nephew Metal Hips

Provides a forum for lawyers litigating cases to share knowledge, strategies, and educational resources.

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Smith & Nephew Metal Hips

Smith & Nephew Metal Hips Litigation Group focuses on defects related to the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) device. The BHR device, which consists of a femoral head and acetabular cup component, may rub together as the hip joint moves, creating metal-on-metal friction and corrosion inside the body. As a result, patients often suffer an adverse local tissue reaction or adverse reaction to metal debris. The damaged tissue can then cause implant loosening, and ultimately device failure, resulting in a revision surgery.

This Litigation Group assists trial lawyers by providing updates as to the litigation status and helps lawyers evaluate potential cases involving Smith & Nephew products and preparing for litigation.

The Smith & Nephew Metal Hips Litigation Group provides a forum for lawyers litigating cases to share knowledge, strategies, and educational resources. The Litigation Group has a secure, members-only list server and document library where members can share pertinent information and documents regarding the litigation. This Litigation Group holds regular meetings that are closed to members only to discuss current cases and important updates.

  • Membership: The group is limited to AAJ Regular, Life, Sustaining, Leader Forum, and President’s Club member only.
  • Meetings: AAJ Annual and Winter Conventions, or as need by group members.
  • Dues: $200/ firm


Alex Davis | Jones Ward PLC, Louisville, KY

Genevieve Zimmerman | Meshbesher & Spence Ltd., Minneapolis, MN

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