Nationwide Joint Replacement Injury Lawyers

Having good mobility, regardless of age or overall health, requires having healthy joints. Unfortunately, age, disease, and injury can cause people’s natural joints to weaken and even fail. When a person’s joints no longer work properly, their mobility may become impaired, making it more difficult for them to run, walk, or even stand without joint replacement surgery.

Joint replacements can restore some or all of a person’s lost mobility. These replacements are made of metal or plastic, and they’re surgically implanted inside patients’ bodies to replace the parts of their joints that were weakened or damaged.

Due to entirely preventable manufacturing and design flaws that patients were not warned about, some joint replacements are prone to failure, putting those patients’ mobility and health in danger. This is completely unacceptable.

Who Is at Risk for Hip Replacement Injuries?

Around 2.5 million Americans are living with an artificial hip. But due to the tendency of some hip replacement models to fail after surgical implantation, many of those patients will experience serious and painful complications.

Our hip replacement lawyers are here to help patients who are experiencing severe complications after receiving a partial or total hip replacement from the following manufacturers in or after 2004 who required either a revision surgery or received a recommendation for a revision surgery:

  • Encore
  • Exactech
  • Smith & Nephew
  • Wright
  • Zimmer

The symptoms of a defective hip replacement include:

  • Osteolysis (bone loss)
  • Dislocation
  • Hip pain or instability
  • Infection at or around implant site
  • Loosening of the implant in the bone
  • Swelling and inflammation

Who Is at Risk for Knee Replacement Injuries?

Around 800,000 knee replacement surgeries are performed annually in the U.S., and the number of those procedures is increasing every year. As with hip replacement surgeries, people who get knee replacements are at risk of suffering serious complications if their replacements fail.

Our defective knee replacement lawyers are building claims for knee replacement patients who meet the following criteria:

  • Had an Exactech knee replacement between 2004-present, AND
  • Experienced at least one of the following symptoms:
    • Osteolysis (bone loss)
    • Implant fracture
    • Implant instability or loosening
    • Symptoms such as pain, swelling, grinding, clicking, or other noises
    • Required a revision surgery

Who Is at Risk for Ankle Replacement Injuries?

Ankle replacements are less common than hip and knee replacements, but they’re growing in popularity and can help people with weak or damaged ankles regain mobility. But as with hip and knee replacements, people whose ankle replacements are flawed often experienced painful and dangerous complications.

Our ankle replacement lawyers are working hard to get compensation for ankle replacement patients who meet the following criteria:

  • Had an Exactech ankle replacement between 2016-present, AND
  • Experienced at least one of the following symptoms:
    • Osteolysis (bone loss)
    • Implant fracture
    • Implant instability or loosening
    • Symptoms such as pain, swelling, grinding, clicking, or other noises
    • Required a revision surgery

We Want to Get You Maximum Compensation for Your Joint Replacement Injury

Joint replacement surgeries are more common than ever before, but they are still serious medical procedures. And all too often, patients end up in worse condition after their surgeries than before, and it’s because they received implants that were defective due to negligent designs and manufacturing processes. Innocent people don’t deserve to suffer due to greedy manufacturers’ negligence.

If you or someone you love was harmed by a defective hip, knee, or ankle joint replacement, our nationwide joint replacement injury lawyers are here to help. Contact the experienced and dedicated legal team at Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough today for a free and confidential case evaluation.