A Pennsylvania hip replacement lawyer notes that a report reveals that hip replacement procedures have become significantly more common in Pennsylvania over the last ten years, with hip and knee implants collectively increasing by 40 percent. Patients who have suffered severe hip complications from hip implants may be able to file a lawsuit and recover damages with the help of a Pennsylvania hip replacement attorney.
For more information, contact the Attorney Group for Pennsylvania today. We offer free, confidential, no obligation consultations. We can help answer your questions, and if you choose to pursue a case we can connect you with an affiliated Pennsylvania hip replacement lawyer who can assist you throughout the legal process.
Hip Implant Complications Can Be Extremely Costly
An analysis that the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council recently released indicates that hip replacement procedures are on the rise throughout the state. More than 20,000 of these procedures were performed just in 2014, as The Allentown Morning Call reports. Additionally, over the past decade, the number of knee and hip replacement surgeries performed in Pennsylvania has increased 40 percent. Experts expect that this trend may only continue as the Baby Boomer population ages.
The analysis found that complications from these procedures, such as joint infection, sepsis and pneumonia, were relatively rare but still extremely costly. Complications were reported in 2.8 percent of the observed hip replacement procedures, along with 2.2 percent of the knee replacement procedures, but they resulted in $12.7 million of added medical expenses and caused 40 percent of patients to lose wages. These complications also resulted in prolonged periods of hospitalization. They extended the average initial stay by 3.7 days and resulted in an average of 5.2 days of additional hospitalization in cases where patients required readmission.
How a Pennsylvania 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 who have suffered injury from Stryker Rejuvenate hip implants 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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After you contact us, an attorney will follow up to answer questions that you might have. There is no cost or obligation to speak with us, and any information you provide will be kept confidential.
Please note that the law limits the time you have to pursue a claim or file a lawsuit for an injury. If you think you have a case, you should not delay taking action.