More than 1 million people undergo joint replacement surgery in the U.S. every year, whether it’s their hips or their knees that are being replaced. And while joint replacement surgery can significantly improve mobility and quality of life, it’s not without its risks. All surgery carries risks, and unfortunately, some joint replacement devices are known to be defective, putting recipients at risk of developing serious complications.
People who receive dangerous and defective joint replacements often need to have them removed and replaced. But that requires another invasive and potentially dangerous surgical procedure. In addition to being risky, those procedures are also extremely costly. Patients not only have to pay enormous medical bills for their revision surgeries, but they also need expensive physical rehabilitation and may be unable to work for weeks or months.
At Ferrer Poirot Feller Daniel, our defective medical device lawyers believe that innocent victims shouldn’t have to pay out of pocket when they are harmed by dangerous products—especially when those products are surgically inserted into their bodies. Surgery can be a traumatic experience physically and emotionally, and having to undergo it again due to a manufacturer’s mistake or negligence is unacceptable.
If you or someone you love had a joint replacement surgery and later found out the device was defective or dangerous, we want to help. The complications related to defective joint replacements can begin long before surgery is required, and they can even be fatal in some patients. Let us help you get the compensation you’re owed. Contact us today for a free consultation.