Leading New Jersey Injury Lawyers Help Offer Answers About Knee And Hip Replacement Lawsuits
There’s no denying that advances in medical treatment and technology have made a huge difference for people suffering from crippling knee and hip pain. For most of these patients, joint replacement provides relief from chronic discomfort, results in improved mobility, and gives them a chance to resume daily activities with few restrictions. But in some cases, botched surgery or the use of a flawed implant makes matters worse. At Lomurro, Munson, Comer, Brown & Schottland, LLC, our skilled injury attorneys quickly determine if you have a valid case and provide comprehensive legal representation until it is resolved.
Suing Your Doctor Or Surgeon After A Knee Or Hip Replacement In New Jersey
So who – if anyone – is to blame if you’ve had hip or knee replacement surgery and your recovery isn’t going as well as anticipated, or you’ve had unexpected setbacks? And more importantly – if you think your doctor or surgeon’s at fault – what’s necessary in order to pursue a malpractice claim? The first step is a thorough assessment of your case, including all relevant medical records. Next, your attorney will get a “second opinion” from someone qualified to render an opinion regarding the surgeon’s carelessness or lack thereof. A determination that the surgeon was negligent – or failed to follow proper protocol for someone with your specific condition – is necessary in order for the case to go to trial.
Suing The Company That Made The Implant
According to one estimate, more than 1 million Americans get “new” knees or hips each year. For those who have unanticipated complications – often necessitating further surgery – the decision to seek financial compensation is easy. But sometimes their doctors are not to blame. Sometimes the companies that make the parts used to replace the real joints are at fault. A notorious one being Stryker, which currently has a recall for Stryker V40 hip implants. Here are a few things to be aware of when pursuing a claim against a manufacturer:
- Legal obligations – Under the law, the companies that make knee and hip implants must ensure that they are well designed and well made. They cannot make false or fraudulent claims to promote their products, including claims about product safety or durability. The manufacturers are also prohibited from withholding information about potential complications stemming from their use.
- Legal precedence – In recent years, thousands of people who pursued claims against one well-known hip implant manufacturer received billions in settlements. Hundreds of people have also pursued claims against another well-known manufacturer of knee replacement devices in federal court. New cases are filed in American courts every day.
- How to seek compensation – If you’re seeking reparations for pain, suffering, medical costs, lost wages or other damages associated with a faulty knee or hip replacement, you have a choice about how to do so. You can file an individual claim, or you can join a group of people with similar injuries suing the same manufacturer. Your lawyer will determine the best course of action for you based on your situation.
If Your Hip Or Knee Implant Has Failed, Contact Our Experienced New Jersey Injury Lawsuit Lawyers Today
If you’ve had hip or knee replacement and need additional surgery to address unforeseen complications, you may be eligible for financial compensation. At Lomurro, Munson, Comer, Brown & Schottland, LLC, our New Jersey injury attorneys work tirelessly to ensure the successful outcome of each and every case. Contact us online or call us at 732-482-9285 to schedule a meeting today.