Johnson City Knee Replacement Lawyers
Helping Victims of Malpractice in East Tennessee
About 130,000 Americans each year receive a knee replacement or undergo knee arthroplasty. These procedures require a prosthesis (usually made of metal or plastic) to be implanted in the person and fused to their existing bones. A knee implant can last as long as 20 years, but sometimes there are problems with the implantation that require a second surgery to address a defect. If you or a loved one suffered due to a faulty knee device, the Johnson City knee replacement lawyers at Meade Law Group can help you obtain the compensation you need to recover.
Issues Surrounding a Knee Replacement
While the medical professionals involved in your knee replacement may have acted lawfully and with the right amount of care, the devices themselves may cause other problems. For example, the NexGen CR-Flex device by Zimmer Holding Inc. has been shown to exhibit high rates of failure. More than 36 percent of these implants have to be replaced within just 2 years due to their loosening inside the patient’s body. An experienced medical malpractice lawyer can help you fight for the best possible outcome for your situation, helping you address the troubles you currently face.
Defective knee implants may lead to any of the following:
- Pain or discomfort
- Revision knee surgery
- Loss of mobility
- Trouble with walking
- Loosening of the replacement joint
Contact Meade Law Group Today
If you or a loved one experienced knee implant side effects or problems due to a defective knee replacement, contact an experienced Johnson City knee replacement lawyer. We offer free consultations and can help you better understand the challenges you face in the days ahead. You do not and should not have to face the insurance companies on your own to obtain the compensation you need.
Call (423) 464-7779 now to get started.