Is My Hip Implant Defective? How Would I Know if It is?
The rash of defective hip implants is primarily associated with the metal on metal type of joint replacement. As might be expected, metallic particles can wear off from a metal on metal hip implant, which allows the debris to float around the hip region. Often, these bits of metal will attach themselves to muscles, bones, and nerves around the hip. As a result, the patient may experience pain, inflammation, difficulty walking, and permanent nerve and tissue damage. Further damages attributed to defective metal on metal hip implants include fractures to the bones surrounding the hip and dislocation of the ball and socket joints causing the hip to collapse.
If you are uncertain about the results of your hip replacement procedure, contact an attorney who can guide you to a neutral doctor who can evaluate your condition and advise you on available options. An x-ray or MRI will help the doctor see whether your hip replacement is properly functioning or is deteriorating. Furthermore, a blood test can help the doctor identify any floating metallic debris. After consulting with the doctor, you and your attorney will have a much better understanding of the condition and what steps can be taken both medically and legally handle the matter.
The Jeffrey Meldon & Associates has contacts with many excellent doctors and orthopedic surgeons in the Alachua and Marion Counties region. These doctors can help not only in evaluating the condition of your hip but also in treating the condition. In addition, many of these doctors will work based on a fee agreement in which payment can be made at a later time. If you have any questions regarding a hip replacement or any other type of medical procedure, please feel free to give us a call today at 1-800-373-8000. Consultations are always free.
For more information:
- Hip Replacement Complications and Lawsuits Continue to Increase Sharply. Local Med Mal Lawyer Explains.
- Gainesville and Ocala Med Mal Lawyer Explains the Risks Involved In Hip Replacement Surgery
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