Did Your Hip or Knee Implant Surgery Put You at Risk of Infection?
For people suffering from debilitating pain and lack of mobility, a hip or knee implant surgery may seem like the answer to their prayers. These surgeries, which at one time were considered high-tech medical breakthroughs, are now almost routine operations occurring in hospitals across the country. Their popularity is on the rise: the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons estimates that there may be a need for 500,000 hip replacements and 3,000,000 knee replacements annually by the year 2030.
Unfortunately, there is always a risk of potentially dangerous complications, as with any medical procedure, device, or medication. One of the most frightening aspects of a hip or knee implant surgery is the risk of a deep joint infection. Medical treatment for the infection is often intensive, painful, expensive, and can last for a substantial time before a patient recovers.
Some patients never recover fully, and sometimes a patient does not survive the infection.
Sadly, in many cases the infections themselves could have been prevented, even when the doctors and nurses performing the surgery are working diligently to keep the patient safe.
What Every Hip or Knee Implant Surgery Patient Needs to Know About Infections
If you or a loved one underwent a hip or knee implant surgery and suffered an infection as a result, we strongly encourage you to check out our free book. Inside, you will learn valuable information about infections resulting from hip or knee implant surgery, including:
- How infections occur as a result of a hip or knee implant surgery
- What treatments a patient may be facing as a result of the infection
- When victims of infections resulting from hip or knee implant surgery might be entitled to as compensation for their losses
Perhaps most importantly, we will help you understand how crucial it is for patients suffering from infections after surgery to obtain legal guidance from an experienced and knowledgeable legal team. The physical, financial, and emotional costs of an infection of this nature can take a significant toll on patients and their families. It is crucial for victims to arm themselves with knowledge and powerful legal resources in their corner in order to have a fair chance of pursuing compensation for these losses.
At Kennedy Hodges, LLP, we have helped countless clients protect their legal rights after injuries sustained during surgeries and medical procedures. We can guide you through the process of pursuing a claim after suffering a dangerous and debilitating infection after undergoing hip or knee implant surgery involving the 3M Bair Hugger forced air warming device. It is important that you act quickly. There are strict time limitations that apply to a patient’s ability to pursue a claim after suffering an injury. We encourage you to get started by checking out our free book today.