Defective Hip Replacement Injuries: Complications & Revision Surgeries
Hip implants are an increasingly popular means of improving a quality of life for many aging individuals. However, joint replacements, particularly metal-on-metal hip implants, can be defective and cause more harm in patients than good. Metal-on-metal hip implants are manufactured and marketed to relieve the pain and immobility associated with bad hips. But a high hip replacement rate of failure and potential need for revision surgeries cast a poor light on many hip replacement products. Defective hip implants may lead to the following symptoms and complications:
Joe Lyon is a highly-rated product liability lawyer representing plaintiffs nationwide in a wide variety of medical device claims.
Many defective devices are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) each year because the safety agency does not always require studies and clinical trials if the hip replacement is deemed similar to an already existing device. This process hastens the sales process and results in recalled faulty products and preventable injuries for hip implant patients.
Attorneys and victims taking legal action to medical device companies force manufacturers to take responsibility for any defective products they produce and distribute. If you are experiencing persistent pain, a loss of mobility, inflammation, or instability, you should contact your implanting surgeon and an experienced attorney. You may have a claim against the device manufacturer.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to a defective hip implant, and have questions about the legal remedies available to improve quality of life and medical care, contact The Lyon Firm (800) 513-2403. You will speak directly with Mr. Lyon, and he will help you answer these critical questions.