Mentally Ill Twice as Likely to Have Hip Replacement Problems

A Michigan hip replacement lawyer notes new research suggesting that post-surgical complications and other ailments including respiratory failure and infection are far more common among mentally ill hip replacement patients than those without mental illnesses. Patients who have suffered severe complications from metal hip replacements may be eligible to seek compensation with the assistance of a Michigan hip replacement lawsuit attorney.

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Respiratory Failure, Pneumonia, Dislocation and Infection Among Health Risks

Data from more than 677,000 total hip replacement patients shows that those with mental illnesses face a higher risk of a broad array of health conditions than those without mental health issues. According to TechTimes, this is due largely to the fact that this population is more likely to have weak immune systems or be overweight or diabetic. Furthermore, health risks are likely magnified among this population because the mentally ill are less likely to follow recovery instructions or care for themselves in an appropriate manner.

When comparing a group of hip replacement patients without mental illness with a separate group who underwent total hip replacement surgery and also had three or more mental illnesses, those in the latter group faced far more health risks. More specifically, mentally ill patients were more than twice as likely as the those in the other group to experience respiratory failure, pneumonia or dislocation, breakage or infection of the artificial hip. They were also more likely to experience 13 or 14 post-surgical complications within three months of undergoing surgery than those shown not to have mental illnesses, the website reported.

How a Michigan Hip Replacement Lawyer Can Help 

Device makers have a duty to provide safe products. If there are risks of harm associated with their products, they also must provide adequate warnings. If a device maker fails to fulfill this duty, it could be held liable in lawsuits for injuries that may result.

People injured by defective medical devices may be eligible to recover money for:

  • Medical Expenses
  • Lost Wages
  • Pain and Suffering

The families of those who have died may be eligible to recover money for funeral expenses and the pain that comes with losing a loved one.

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