Do I Need to Hire a Lawyer for My Stryker Hip Implant Injuries
A failed hip replacement system can cause a hip-replacement recipient significant pain, hardship, and deleterious effects on a person's lifestyle. The Stryker Corporation, a medical device manufacturer, has recalled a number of its hip implant devices, including the Stryker V40 LFIT, Stryker Rejuvenate, and Stryker ABG II devices. If a person has received a recalled Stryker hip implant, it is essential that the person contact a doctor to discuss the potential need for a hip replacement surgery.Contact Our Experienced Charlotte Product Liability Lawyers
In addition to speaking with a doctor as soon as possible, a person injured by a Stryker implant should consider speaking with an attorney. If a person is interested in pursuing compensation for injuries caused by a Stryker hip implant, the injured person must link the injuries to the implant and make an evidentiary showing of the extent of one's injuries. The legal professionals at Arnold & Smith, PLLC can help ensure that a person receives a thorough medical evaluation and that a person gathers all of the evidence necessary to bring a personal injury lawsuit.An Experienced Advocate Will Protect and Promote a Client's Best Interests
A failed hip implant can cause an injured person to incur extensive medical costs, not to mention other financial physical, and emotional hardships. Many patients who have received a defective Stryker hip implant struggle through long and painful therapy with the hope that they will be able to regain a more active lifestyle.
Unfortunately, not all persons injured by defective implants are able to recover the function they have lost in replaced hips. The best chance at recovering adequate compensation for such a loss includes hiring an experienced personal injury attorney to protect and promote these persons' interests. The professionals at Arnold & Smith, PLLC have extensive trial experience and know how to advocate for clients' best interests. In addition to litigation experience, the professionals at Arnold & Smith are adept at negotiating with insurance companies.
The Stryker Company has asked persons injured by their defective devices to submit their bills first to their private health insurance, and then afterward, Stryker may reimburse affected persons for copays and deductibles. If a person undertakes this course of action, the person will likely not receive damages for lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses.Arnold & Smith Offers Potential Clients a Free Consultation
The professionals at Arnold & Smith, PLLC offer free consultations to potential personal injury clients. When the firm takes on a personal injury case, it works on a contingency fee basis, meaning the firm only obtains a fee from funds that it obtains on an injured client's behalf. If a person has suffered an injury caused by a faulty hip replacement system, our professionals can help. Contact our law firm today to schedule a initial consultation.Victims can Recover Compensation for Stryker Hip Implant Injuries
An experienced lawyer can advocate for all the damages to which an injured person is entitled. North Carolina juries consider the following non-economic damages in hip replacement recall lawsuits:
- Lost past and future wages related to hip implant injury;
- Deleterious effects the hip injury has had on a person's overall mental health and physical wellbeing;
- The extent and duration of the injuries caused by the Stryker hip implant;
- Compensation for physical pain and mental suffering caused by the Stryker hip implant;
- Past and future medical expenses incurred as a result of the defective Stryker hip implant system;
- Compensation for any scarring or disfigurement caused by the defective Stryker implant.
If a person has received a defective Stryker hip implant, the injured person may have to undergo another painful hip replacement surgery. Unfortunately, second hip replacement surgeries usually require a longer and more painful recovery than an initial surgery. Not all patients are able to undergo a second hip surgery for a variety of reasons, including significant underlying medical issues.
Only a skilled medical doctor can properly advice a person as to whether one should, or should not undergo hip revision surgery, after conducting necessary diagnostic studies and medical examinations. Only an experienced personal injury attorney can help a person obtain the compensation one deserves for the injuries occasioned by a defective hip replacement device.Contact Our Experienced Defective Product Lawyers Today
If you or someone you love received a defective Stryker hip implant, contacting a product liability lawyer is essential. Contact our Charlotte personal injury lawyers at Arnold & Smith, PLLC today to schedule a free initial consultation.