Hip replacement surgery is quite common in the United States. While most hip replacements are successful and restore function, sometimes patients experience a failure of the implanted prosthesis. Increasingly, these defective hip implants have become the basis of a number of product liability lawsuits.
I am attorney Ira Maurer, and I represent individuals who have suffered physically due to a defective hip replacement. If you or someone close to you has undergone surgery and received a defective medical device, please do not hesitate to contact my law office in Fishkill, New York, to find out how I can help.
What Is Total Joint Replacement?
Total joint replacement (TJR) uses advanced technology to create artificial joints. These joints are designed to function just as joints do naturally in the human body. Individuals who undergo TJR are often relieved of pain that has been caused by various musculoskeletal conditions, everything from arthritis to hip damage.
The most common reasons individuals seek out joint replacement procedures are aging and injury. TJR is a common procedure which millions of individuals have undergone.
What Steps Should I Take If I Received a Defective Hip Replacement Component?
If you have received a defective hip replacement, you should talk to your doctor. You may need to undergo surgery to replace the parts or correct the condition. Also, it is advisable to speak to an attorney about your case. You may be entitled to compensation. Please do not hesitate to contact our firm to schedule a free case evaluation.
Side Effects of a Defective Hip Replacement
Individuals suffering due to the recalled hip replacement may suffer a range of possible symptoms:
- Pain and swelling of hip and surrounding areas
- Decreased mobility and difficulty walking
- Feeling of hip dislocation/discomfort
- Metallic poisoning (cobalt, chromium and other metals)
Individuals may experience other side effects and medical complications that require extensive medical attention and hospitalization. It is important to know that a statute of limitations may apply in a medical product recall case, so if you believe you have received a faulty hip replacement, it is important to act sooner than later.
Product liability cases can be complex, time-consuming and expensive to prosecute. The Maurer Law Firm, PLLC, has the necessary toughness, resources and experience to successfully handle your case to conclusion.
If you or one of your loved ones has had a defective hip implant and want to find out if you have a case, please contact The Maurer Law Firm to schedule a free consultation with our experienced greater Poughkeepsie attorney Ira Maurer.