Pain and Swelling After a Joint Replacement? It May Be Defective.
It’s common for joints in the body, including the hips and knees, to become less mobile and even fail due to certain diseases, side effects of medication, and the natural aging process. When that happens, many people turn to joint replacement surgeries to reduce their symptoms and improve their mobility.
However, many joint replacements are defective and can put recipients at risk of serious side effects and complications. Several popular hip replacements are linked to injuries and side effects such as bone loss, dislocation, pain, instability, and infection. Knee replacements have many of the same issues, including early joint breakdown, loosening at the knee joint, and excessive wear and tear.
If you or someone you love received an artificial joint replacement, it’s important to note any signs or symptoms you experience and report them to your doctor. When joint replacements fail, they can quickly result in impaired mobility, and infection can even become life threatening. In addition, defective joint replacements often require revision surgeries, which are expensive and can create a new risk of surgical complications.
The defective medical product lawyers at Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough have helped many people who were harmed because of flawed joint replacements, and we want to help you, too. Contact us today for a free consultation.