Signs Your Hip Replacement Could Be Defective
Getting a hip replacement should change your life for the better. Most artificial hips are designed to last—and operate as required—for two decades or more, which in most circumstances is more than enough time for the average elderly American.
Unfortunately, manufacturers of artificial hips do not always have the chance to test their designs fully. Because of the length of time they usually last, defects in the design, construction, or installation of the replacement hip may not be apparent for years after the surgery is first performed.
The biggest example of this is with a number of metal-on-metal artificial hip designs, which first came onto the market in the last 10-20 years. Although this type of hip was meant to have far less friction than earlier designs, patients discovered only years later that microscopic metal particles were coming off the hip joint, slowly leading to severe inflammation, corrosion, and even blood poisoning.
If you suspect that your hip replacement isn’t working as it should, is the cause of your health problems, or is doing further damage, it’s important you find help fast. Not only is your quality of life at risk, but, unless you get legal representation and pursue the negligent parties, you could also be severely out of pocket.
Noticed any of the signs in the following infographic? Don’t delay. Call our experienced team at (713) 893-0971 and get the compensation you deserve.