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Over 700,000 total hip and knee replacement surgeries occur in the United States each year. An individual usually undergoes one of these surgeries to improve functionality and reduce pain associated with a specific health condition, fracture or general wear and tear from age and/or lifestyle. As our population ages, the number of orthopedic hip and knee replacement surgeries have increased. The number of knee and hip replacement recalls have increased as well.
The decision to have a knee or hip altered with an implant or completely replaced is a big one. After a patient discusses their options with an orthopedic surgeon, they would like to believe that the manufactured parts used are going to be the best option for their individual health needs. When their knee or hip replacement or implant does not function as it was expected to, or it starts causing more harm than good, a person may have to undergo a second surgery to fix the initial problem.
A second surgery is usually more painful, has a longer healing time and is an increased financial burden. An experienced hip and knee replacement attorney will be able to evaluate whether or not a client is entitled to money damages as the result of a defective knee or hip implant / replacement.
Potential symptoms caused by a defective knee or hip part include:
The following is a list of manufacturers and defective orthopedic devices that have been recalled or have had official complaints filed:
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a defective Depuy hip replacement, Zimmer Durom Cup hip implant, Stryker Hip implant, NexGen Knee replacement or other defective knee or hip replacement, you need an experienced attorney. Our team of dangerous drug lawyers will fight to get you the compensation you deserve to cover pro-longed medical care, pain and loss of income. Time is limited on your window of opportunity to file a claim, so call us today at 1 (800) GET-GLEN, or fill out and submit the contact form above. We will evaluate your current circumstances and help determine whether or not you are eligible to file a claim.
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