Austin Defective Hip Implants Lawyer
Hip implants do not always fail due to defects, but when they do, you need to take action. Although some hip implants fail because of movements that are considered “prohibited motions” that should never be made after implant surgery, it isn’t always the patient’s fault. While this list of movements makes sense in some ways, it can also serve as a form of limited protection for both the company that made the implants and the surgeon who implanted them.
However, most patients receive hip implants in order to reduce pain and to be able to move in a “normal” fashion, so it isn’t likely that these patients are doing gymnastics or otherwise purposely making prohibited motions. If you know or believe that your hip implant is defective, it’s important that you seek the advice of an Austin defective hip implants lawyer to see if you are entitled to compensation.
Signs of Hip Implant Failure
One sign of hip implant failure has nothing to do with how you feel or your range of motion. If your implants are on the list of recalled devices provided by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), you should contact both your doctor and our lawyers immediately, as you may have a product liability case.
Another sign that your hip implant is defective is persistent soreness in your hips, thighs, or knees. This chronic pain can severely limit your daily activities, and it may even require the use of pain relievers to cope with.
While it may seem odd to experience soreness in areas other than your hip due to a defective hip implant, other areas of your body have to take up the slack in order to deal with the issue. Because of this, it may not be the defective hip that hurts, and you risk injuring other parts of your body because of the additional stress.
Cost of Defective Hip Implants
After your initial hip replacement surgery, you probably felt an immense feeling of relief and believed your hip and mobility problems were over. However, if your hip implant is defective, you will have to experience the pain and stress of surgery all over again.
Your doctor or the manufacturer may even offer to perform the surgery to repair or replace the defective implant for free—as if it is some sort of personal favor.
It is not just the additional surgery you have to deal with, however. Replacing defective hip implants also adds on another recovery period, additional pain and stress, and other damages such as being unable to move or work. A defective hip implant will easily cost you more than just another surgery.
Our Experienced Lawyers Can Help
If you believe that you or someone you love has received a defective hip implant, you could be entitled to compensation. Let the experienced and dedicated lawyers at Colley & Colley, LLP help you get the justice you deserve and the compensation you need to move forward. Fill out the form at the bottom of this page for a free consultation, or give us a call toll-free at 1-512-477-2001.