For several years, hip-replacement surgery has been an increasingly popular option for people who are suffering from permanent and debilitating problems with their hip. About 300,000 people a year have hip-replacement surgery to increase their mobility or eliminate inflammation and pain. The hip is a “ball and socket” joint which is what gives a healthy hip and leg the full range of motion. However, ball-and-socket joints can also become extremely problematic when either the actual bone structure, or the muscles that support it are not working correctly.
The problems with hip replacement parts are often not that different from the issues that originally caused the need for hip replacement. Often the replacement pieces in the hip are grinding against one another, which can lead to erosion of the metal or other problems. Unfortunately, most of the time hip replacement parts are recalled, they have already been used by hundreds and in some cases thousands of patients, leaving these patients with a lot of questions.
The answers to these questions depend on the type of hip replacement that was used in your surgery, where they are in the recall process for your specific type of hip replacement, and how you would like to proceed. To get detailed answers to your specific questions, take advantage of a free initial consultation either over the phone or in my Longwood office.
Most people only want to get their hip replacement fixed and move on with their lives. However, the process around getting the compensation you are entitled to can be difficult. The medical device companies that make millions of dollars off of hip-replacement parts are typically not very forthcoming about admitting fault or paying the victims what they deserve. What’s more, if they do admit fault, the process of getting compensation is still not always very clear.
The best way to ensure that you receive all of the compensation that you are eligible for is very likely to hire a lawyer. I provide a free initial consultation to anyone who is affected by a hip-replacement recall, and there is no up-front fee to hire me. I am paid a percentage of the funds I secure on your behalf, which means that if we don’t win, you pay nothing.
The list is long and growing; and unfortunately, it’s not always easy to determine exactly who is affected by the recall. Some of the largest hip replacement recalls that have occurred fairly recently include:
Many people assume that they will be contacted directly either by the hospital, their surgeon or the medical device company that manufactured the hip replacement. Unfortunately, there is no direct notification system and you very well may have to seek the information yourself. With a lawyer on your side, you can be sure that you’ll be able to easily access information and updates about which recall affects your hip-replacement and how to ensure you do not miss any deadlines.
Start with a free initial consultation; I will answer any questions you have and help you understand the hip-replacement recall process and how it will apply to your specific situation. If you choose to move forward with your claim, I will provide the information you need and let you know what to expect next.
If you decide to hire the firm, there is no up-front cost to have us represent you. We are paid a percentage of the recovery we secure on your behalf, which means that if we don't win, you don't pay. Call 407 995 6770 or click here to contact us via email and schedule a free consultation either over the phone or in our Longwood office.
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