What Happens if My Hip Implant Fails?

When a hip implant fails, chances are good that you will need revision surgery. Signs of a failed hip implant may include:

  • Difficulties walking
  • Lack of flexibility
  • Loss of mobility
  • Serious and persistent pain in the hip, groin, or thigh
  • Inflammation or swelling

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important that you undergo a physical examination by a trusted medical provider to determine if implant failure is the cause. If it is, please contact us to discuss your diagnosis with one of the defective medical device attorneys at GoldenbergLaw before signing any waivers or release forms.

Revision Surgery

A failed hip implant will necessitate revision surgery and all of the costs and complications that can accompany it. This may include general surgical risks, additional risks of implant rejection, postsurgical hospitalization, and physical limitations during recovery.

If a defective hip implant played a role in implant failure, you may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and additional damages. It is important that you speak with one of the Minneapolis defective medical device lawyers at GoldenbergLaw as soon as revision surgery becomes necessary to make sure you do not accidentally waive your rights before fully understanding and evaluating your options.

If you have been fitted with a defective hip replacement, please contact GoldenbergLaw today to schedule a free consultation and learn more about your rights.

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