Hip Replacement Surgery Infection
When a person decides to get hip replacement surgery, they are looking to improve quality of life by eliminating constant pain while at the same time gaining comfort and flexibility. However, where a defective product contributes to cause a surgical site infection (SSI) after a hip replacement, things can go terribly wrong. Infections may cause serious health complications after a hip surgery, resulting in extended hospital stays, additional surgeries, or even amputation or loss of life.
Hip Replacement SSI
Some studies have shown an increase of in infections involving hip replacements depending on the product used during surgery. Some of the symptoms of SSI after a hip replacement include:
- Delayed healing
- Discharge of puss
When a hip replacement patient contracts SSI after surgery, he or she may have an extensive road to recovery. While many cases of SSI can be treated with antibiotics, some more serious cases require additional surgeries and inpatient treatment. The costs of these additional treatments add up very quickly, leaving those who contracted an infection as a result in debt and wondering how to get out.
Hip Replacement Surgery Lawsuits
Infections caused by defective devices after hip replacement surgeries have resulted in millions of dollars in damages. Now, some of the people who have contracted infections because of these defective devices are bringing lawsuits based on products liability theory. These lawsuits allege the manufacturer failed to adequately research or design their product, failed to warn doctors about the risks, failed to pursue safer alternative designs, and failed to pull the blankets from the market after learning of the potential dangers.
The lawsuits against the manufacturer ask for financial damages resulting from additional medical bills, ongoing treatment, pain and emotional suffering, lost wages from missed time at work, and in some instances, wrongful death. To learn more about these lawsuits, contact an experienced hip replacement attorney by calling us today. You can schedule a free consultation at anytime that is convenient for you to discuss the individual circumstances of your case.
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The best way to pursue a lawsuit against the manufacturer is to speak with an experienced products liability lawyer today. Call now for a free consultation or fill out the form on this page. Best of all, your case may be accepted on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay nothing unless you get a favorable settlement or verdict. You have nothing to lose—call today.