Johnson City Hip Replacement Lawyers
Holding Medical Professionals & Manufacturers Accountable in East Tennessee
With an aging population that remains active, hip replacements have become more in demand. More than 300,000 people undergo this procedure each year, but while most of them recover successfully, many patients suffer other unnecessary complications as a result. If you or a loved one were injured because of a medical professional’s negligence or misconduct, or because the device installed in your hip was defective, call the Johnson City hip replacement lawyers at Meade Law Group. We bring decades of experience to each case we take, and we can help you obtain the best possible outcome for your challenging situation.
Common Complications from Hip Surgery
Each patient’s situation is different, and while medical devices are designed to become part of a person’s body, there are many different reasons why this may not be the case. Medical professionals are expected to understand these complications and pass any relevant information along to the patient before surgery, but this doesn’t always happen. Sometimes, the surgeon or other medical staff fail to inform patients of the inherent risks. Other times, the manufacturers of these artificial hips do not disclose the real risks of the surgery.
Common complications arising from hip replacements include:
- Release of metallic debris into the body, causing blood poisoning
- Loosening of joint within the body
- Immobility in the joint after a few years
- Failure to bond with the patient’s existing bone
Many hip replacement systems have been recalled over the last decade, such as the 2010 DePuy ASR hip replacement system—a metal on metal device that caused metal shavings to leak out into the body and cause serious harm.
Other manufacturers guilty of producing defective products include:
- Sulzer Orthopedics
- Zimmer Holdings
- Wright Medical Group
People with defective hip implants may experience:
- Pain in the groin, hip, or anterior trochanter
- Difficulty walking
Contact Meade Law Group
If you or a loved one is experiencing problems with a hip implant, it is important that you first speak with an experienced doctor right away. They can help you document the extent of your injuries and begin building an effective case for your needs. The next step is to call the Johnson City hip replacement lawyers at Meade Law Group for a free consultation. We can help you make the best use of the legal options you have available.
Call (423) 464-7779 now to get started.