Hip replacement surgery is a standard procedure done for many patients who have issues walking and moving around. It’s a common surgery and usually successful, with hp implants expected to last for decades. However, there is a small percentage of patients who experience complications with their hip implants.
It can be challenging to pin down why a hip replacement isn’t working correctly, contrasting the more clear cut rules of fault and liability in an auto accident.
Our personal injury lawyers can help you determine who is liable for your hip problems and what compensation you deserve. Our practice has some of the most experienced hip replacement lawyers in Michigan. If you live in the Sterling Heights area and need a personal injury attorney, Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C., can help.
Typically the procedure is performed to replace damaged parts of your hip. The most common causes of this type of hip damage are osteoarthritis, osteonecrosis, and rheumatoid arthritis.
Doctors only recommend hip replacement surgery after trying less extreme measures, like medication and physical rehabilitation. A doctor will usually recommend the replacement if your hip problems begin to interfere with your daily living, including issues sitting up and walking downstairs.
Though complications can arise, the surgery is usually successful. However, if issues do occur, a lawyer at our law office can ensure you receive compensation.
Your lawyer’s actions will depend on whether the problem arose from medical malpractice or a defective hip replacement.
A hip replacement lawyer can help you gather the evidence you need to file a claim in a medical malpractice case. You will need to show:
Product liability cases have stricter legal requirements for proof of failure. You will need expert witnesses to talk about product design and manufacturing, which a lawyer can help you find. They can also help gather evidence proving that the defective product harmed you.
These are the reasons you may file a product liability claim:
Our law firm, Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C., is happy to help with any legal issues that have to do with hip replacements. Whether in the practice areas of medical malpractice, product liability, or personal injury, our Detroit, Michigan-based lawyers can help you file a claim. Call today for a free consultation at (866) 868-3779.
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