Defective Hip Replacement Lawsuit
Hip replacement surgery is meant to alleviate pain and restore motility when the natural joint has deteriorated or been damaged. While hip implants promise to improve a person’s quality of life, defective hip implants can cause further pain and serious health complications. The complications caused by a defective hip implant can lead to physical and emotional suffering, as well as financial losses.
Hip replacement lawyers at the Tawwater Law Firm assist individuals in the Oklahoma City, OK, area in filing a defective hip replacement lawsuit to hold liable parties accountable for damages stemming from a faulty hip implant.
Hip Replacement Complications
Hip implants can fail or become defective in a number of different ways. Most commonly, defective hip replacements loosen, become dislocated, or, in the case of metal on metal implants, release microscopic metal particles into the body that can lead to metallosis, a type of metal poisoning.
Defective hip replacements may cause issues immediately following surgery, or months or years after the implant was placed. It is important that individuals are aware of the symptoms that may alert them to a defective hip implant, so that they can seek treatment, which usually involves a revision surgery. Common complications or symptoms of a defective hip replacement include:
- Stiffness in the joint
- Difficulty walking or standing for an extended period of time
- Balance issues
- A popping or clicking sound when the joint moves
- A sensation that the hip is going to give out
- Fever and/or infection
Can I File a Lawsuit if My Device Has Not Been Recalled?
When evidence shows that a hip implant is defective, manufacturers of the device are responsible for recalling the product and alerting consumers of its potential dangers. If someone is suffering from symptoms of a failed hip replacement and their implant has not been recalled, they often wonder if they have the right to file a defective hip replacement lawsuit. The answer is yes. Even if a device is currently on the market, it may still be faulty. Our Oklahoma City hip replacement lawyers can examine the details of a case and advise individuals if they have grounds to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer of their hip implant.
Product Liability Damages
Defective hip implants can cause a wide range of physical, emotional, and financial damages. Product liability laws allow individuals who have experienced complications related to a faulty hip implant to go after liable product manufacturers for their losses. Potential areas of compensation for those of our Oklahoma City clients who have filed a defective hip replacement lawsuit include:
- Cost of medical treatment (including the cost of revision surgery and any follow-up care)
- Cost of physical therapy and/or rehabilitation
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Diminished quality of life
If you have had a faulty hip implant replaced, or believe that you are suffering complications related to a defective hip replacement, the lawyers at the Tawwater Law Firm can help you consider your right to financial compensation. To learn more about filing a defective hip replacement lawsuit, contact our law firm online, or call (405) 607-1400.