Joint replacement surgeries often offer relief from years of pain and loss of mobility. As a result, doctors frequently replace an injured or worn down joint with a man-made joint. These medical devices are designed, manufactured, and sold by large corporations. These corporations make enormous sums of money off the medical devices they sell.
Unfortunately, many replacement joints have proven to be defective and have resulted in severe complications. At times, the complications are so severe that additional surgeries are needed to remove the defective replacement joint. For problems that cannot be cured by additional surgery, some people are left with a lifetime of complications, increased pain, and limited mobility. Due to defective medical devices and joint replacements, the FDA has issued numerous recalls for these products.
We have discovered that doctors in Illinois has used some of these recalled products. While each recall is different, many of the recalls warn of potential for extreme complications that can lead to implant failure, severe pain, difficulty walking or inability to walk at all, numbness, tingling, and loss of use of limbs. Some of the recalls require doctors to inform their patients of the problems and to take the medical steps necessary to help or fix the problem.
If you or a loved one have been harmed by a medical device, or joint replacement implant, you may have a legal claim for money damages. You may also be entitled to compensation so that you can obtain the follow-up medical treatment you need. The claim can be brought directly against the manufacturer of the defective medical device therefore it would not be necessary to file a medical negligence claim against your doctor.
I encourage you to contact an experienced personal injury attorney immediately if you have any questions. Sam C. Mitchell & Associates offers a free consultation. Our attorneys are here to help you and your family through any pain or suffering from these defective products. Corporations including Zimmer, Stryker, Wright, and DePuy should be held accountable for selling harmful products to Doctors globally and in Illinois. Let us help you through this journey and get compensated for what you deserve. Click here to contact us at Sam C. Mitchell & Associates.
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