Defective Hip & Knee Implant Lawyers in Rochester
Representing Victims of Faulty Hip & Knee Replacement Devices in Buffalo & Beyond
If you suffered injuries or complications after receiving a defective hip or knee replacement device, you may have grounds to seek compensation. Our Buffalo defective hip and knee implant attorneys work with a team of medical experts and other specialists in order to investigate these types of claims and build solid cases aimed at securing the maximum compensation our clients are owed. You should not have to face the additional medical expenses associated with subsequent reparative surgeries, as well as the cost of lost wages and emotional distress that so often accompanies these situations, on your own. Let our team fight for you and your recovery.
Cases We Handle
Faraci Lange, LLP is actively investigating cases involving several defective hip and knee replacement devices and implants.
Currently, our Rochester defective medical device lawyers are handling cases involving:
- Zimmer M/L Taper Hip with VerSys Femoral Head
- Stryker Tritanium Acetabular Shell hip replacement devices
- Smith & Nephew Journey BCS knee replacement
- Arthrex iBalance Total Knee Arthroplasty
- DePuy Synthes 4.5 mm VA-LCP Curved Condylar Plate (used to repair thighbone fractures)
If you received a hip or knee implant or had reparative surgery involving any of these devices and experienced complications following the procedure, you may have been affected by a defective hip or knee replacement device. We strongly urge you to contact our team right away for a free case evaluation.
Complications Associated with Defective Knee & Hip Implants
Year after year, reports have noted a variety of complications associated with defective knee and hip implants and replacement devices. These complications can lead to injuries and other problems that range in severity from relatively mild to life-threatening. In any case, even seemingly “mild” complications will require additional medical care; most cases will result in additional surgeries and ongoing treatment.
Some of the many complications associated with defective hip and knee implants include:
- Dissociation of parts
- Dislocation/implant moving
- Blood poisoning (metallosis)
- Shedding of metal debris
- Device breakage
- Loss of joint mobility
- Swelling at the implant site
- Permanent damage
Patients who receive defective hip and knee implants will often need to undergo risky, expensive revision surgeries, leading to longer recovery times. In very severe cases, including those involving infections and sepsis, patients could die as a result of the faulty hip or knee replacement device.
It is not always immediately obvious that a hip or knee implant is defective. Following surgery, patients will experience some residual swelling and pain, which can mask problems. In many cases, the signs of a defective hip or knee implant do not appear until months or even years after the procedure.
That being said, some of the signs that a hip or knee implant is defective include:
- Chronic or new pain
- Pain when walking, sitting, or otherwise “using” the implant
- Unusual swelling near the surgical site
- Unexplained lumps
- Feeling that the joint has “slipped”
- Joint dislocation
- Strange noises associated with movement (popping, squeaking, etc.)
If you notice anything unusual with your hip or knee implant, see a doctor. A qualified medical professional will be able to conduct a thorough examination and determine whether revision surgery is needed and/or advised.
If you suspect that you received a defective hip or knee replacement device, or if you have already received revision surgery for a faulty hip or knee implant, contact Faraci Lange, LLP today. You may be entitled to financial compensation for your additional medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. Our Rochester defective hip and knee implant lawyers understand how to navigate these complex cases and are ready to aggressively advocate for you and your recovery. We can use our 50+ years of experience and proven record of results to help you get back on your feet.
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