Hundreds of thousands of older Americans receive hip implants each year. Many of them not only seek relief from constant pain and discomfort, but a return to an active and vibrant lifestyle. As we know, getting hip implant surgery these days is easy enough. Unfortunately the problems tend to start after the procedure, when many patients notice symptoms and side-effects related to defective hip implant technology. In some cases, the technology is so dangerous - and causes so much pain - that hip implant revision surgery becomes necessary. That’s right - you get to have hip implant surgery (and recovery) all over again!
Hip Implant Recalls and Lawsuits
As someone who has had or is considering having hip implant surgery, you should know that many companies who manufacture the defective implant technologies have been forced by the FDA to execute product recalls. In some cases, these companies have also been subject to mass tort litigation in which victims of the faulty devices are collected together into one enormous group so that the courts can render a decision about their claims en masse.
If you received a faulty hip replacement, you should know your legal rights. The first thing you’ll want to do is speak to your doctor about which hip implant technology you received. If you find that your implant is on the recall list, or even if it isn’t and you’re experiencing unusual pain and discomfort, you should contact a hip implant attorney to discuss your legal rights. You can pursue financial compensation for your pain and suffering as a result of defective implant devices.
Common Symptoms of a Faulty Hip Implant
Below are some of the most common symptoms of a faulty implant device:
- Difficulty or pain when walking, standing, or sitting
- Pain around the surgery area
- Loose device
- Elevated levels of certain metals in your blood
- Visible inflammation and swelling in the surgical area
- Frequent nausea
- Bone Loss
- Grinding, clicking, or other noises in the surgical area