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Hip Implant Complications? Here’s What You Should Do First
Any type of surgery carries with it a certain amount of risk, no matter how minor or routine it may seem. Hip implant surgery is no different. Not only is the procedure complex, many recipients of metal-on-metal hip implants have reported severe complications. Here’s some information on what you should do if you have a hip implant procedure and something goes wrong afterward.
Signs You Need to See a Doctor
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the following are indications that something is not right with your implant. If you have experienced any of these issues, visit your orthopedic surgeon as quickly as possible.
- Odd noises coming from the device
- Prolonged pain in the hip or groin
- Trouble walking
- Worsening of symptoms you experienced before the procedure.
Your doctor will likely perform a thorough examination as well as perform other tests to get to the root of the problem. If you should experience any new medical problems, make sure you tell your doctor that you have received a metal-on-metal hip implant.
Potential Legal Options
If your complications occur due to a defective hip implant device, you should speak with an attorney to determine whether or not you want to pursue a lawsuit against the manufacturer.
Before your surgery, you should have been told the type of implant device you were to receive. Many patients forget that information. However, you can speak with your surgeon to find out the type of device that was implanted.
We may be able to assist you with a legal claim against the manufacturer of a defective implant device. We may be able to help you obtain compensation for the suffering you’ve been forced to endure and any past, present or future medical expenses you may incur. Please contact us online or call 866-520-2755 to learn more.