North Carolina Knee and Hip Replacement Lawyers
For many people, knee and hip replacement procedures offer a new lease on life – one without the constant pain of joint inflammation. What should be a positive experience that leaves patients with less pain and more mobility too often leaves them in more agony and the need for more procedures. You, like many, thought things would improve after your joint replacement surgery. But now, you're having symptoms related to your implant.
For a patient and their entire family, enduring even more pain and having to undergo further surgeries creates a great deal of stress and hardships. If you've suffered injuries from a defective knee or hip implant, you're undoubtedly wondering how to handle the mounting medical costs, insurance company calls, and the corporation whose irresponsibility caused your injury. You're not alone, we're here to assist you.
When Manufacturers Put Profits Over Patient Safety, Innocent People Suffer.
You should be able to trust the implants and medical equipment your doctor uses as a consumer and patient, but this is not always the case. Recent claims suggest that manufacturers of some knee and hip replacement products were aware of the potential problems associated with their products and continued to promote them despite the liability risks to patients. As a result, thousands have suffered due to big pharmaceutical and medical companies prioritizing money over patient safety.
The makers of these knee and hip replacements promised you a product that would enhance your quality of life rather than cause you harm. They can and should be held accountable for their actions and the ongoing suffering you endure every day. However, claims brought against these companies are usually complex. These corporations have legal teams deliberately intended to defend against allegations involving a defective implant or medical equipment. If you believe your implant is defective, you need an experienced attorney on your side.
When A Manufacturers Negligent Actions Turned Your Life Upside Down, We Hold Them Accountable.
No one should have to suffer the effects of a joint implant defect. Companies and manufacturers that produce defective implants should be held accountable.
Henson Fuerst has a reputation for assisting victims that have been harmed by faulty implants, as well as their families, through a stressful time. Our compassionate hip and knee replacement lawyers are dedicated to providing unparalleled service and will do everything in their power to ensure you receive the justice and compensation you deserve for your pain and hardships. Additionally, our firm maintains close relationships with a strong network of experts in various specialized medical fields. These experts help us identify defects and prove fault on the part of manufacturers and other responsible parties. These resources allow us to effectively advocate your rights while positioning your case for the best possible outcome. To speak with a North Carolina defective product attorney, contact us today by calling 919-781-1107 or by submitting a free case evaluation form online.
What Can Go Wrong with a Hip Or Knee Replacement?
Joint implant devices fail at an alarmingly high rate. Thousands of patients throughout the United States have suffered from severe complications, adverse side effects, and even revision surgery after undoing joint replacement surgery. Patients have reported blood poisoning from artificial hip replacement devices. Metal on metal hip devices releases metal shavings into the bloodstream, contributing to the high degree of metal poisoning. Corrosion can damage surrounding tissue and bones, causing more problems. Additionally, surgical knee replacement implants have a high rate of loosening within a short time, causing patients severe discomfort. Some of the implant replacement device manufacturers whose products have been subject to FDA warnings or recalls include:
- DePuy Synthes (Johnson & Johnson)
What Side Effects Are Associated with Hip Implants?
Unexpected complications can make your recovery process more difficult and add unnecessary pain. A defective metal-on-metal hip implant can cause a variety of symptoms. Please seek medical help right away if you or a loved one exhibits symptoms of:
- Chronic pain
- Sore muscles
- Nail Discoloration
- Trouble seeing or hearing
- Heart Problems
What Side Effects Are Associated with Defective Knee Replacements?
Knee replacement devices were designed to enhance mobility and quality of life in individuals with damaged knees or knees that had worn out due to overuse or aging. While the majority of patients report pain alleviation and greater mobility, others have reported significant side effects. Following a knee replacement, you may have the following complications:
- Pain, bruising, or swelling of the knee
- Infection of knee joint
- Blood clots in the lower leg
- Nerve and blood vessel damage
- Dislocation of knee joint
- Fractures in the bone surrounding the implant
- Particle shedding from the device structure
- Osteolysis or bone death and dissolution due to particle shedding
Compensation for Defective Implant Injuries and Complications
A claim against the manufacturer, retailer, doctor, hospital, clinic, or medical sales agent may be possible. If you or someone you know has been harmed by a faulty knee or hip implant, you may be entitled to compensation for the following:
- Loss of quality of life
- Lost current and future wages
- Additional surgeries and medical expenses
- Emotional Distress
- Loss of Companionship
- Pain and suffering
Let Us Help You Get Your Life Back
At Henson Fuerst, we have an established track record of success for assisting people who have suffered harm caused by defective medical devices. Negligent companies that manufacture these products must be held accountable. Our attorneys will vigorously defend your rights as if you were our own family, and do everything possible to ensure that justice is served. Contact us today at (919) 781-1107 or fill out a free initial consultation form.
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