What Should You Do if You Have a Defective Hip Implant?

Several popular hip implants have been linked to serious health conditions and high failure rates, resulting in a recall by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Patients who received those hip implants often need revision surgeries to replace their defective hip implants. However, there are countless patients who still have defective and recalled hip implants inside their bodies.

If you think you received a defective hip implant, it’s important to protect your health and your rights to compensation by following these steps:

  • Speak with your doctor. No matter how long ago you received your hip implant, it’s important to bring it up with your doctor. If you’re unsure of the type of hip implant you received, you may be able to obtain that information from your doctor, as he or she will have access to your medical records. Not all hip replacements have been recalled or are dangerous, so no further action may be necessary.
  • Schedule corrective surgery if you’re experiencing symptoms. In most cases, patients who experience the symptoms of a failing hip replacement won’t get better without corrective surgery. That often means removing the recalled hip replacement and installing a newer, safer version to take its place.
  • Call a defective medical device lawyer. Revision surgeries are expensive. They can also sideline patients for days or even weeks while they recover–which means lost paychecks. An experienced legal team wants to fight for your rights to compensation.

Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough knows how devastating it is when patients like you find out they received defective hip replacements and must undergo second procedures to correct them. That’s why we’re here to help you get the money you deserve. Call today for a free consultation.