Knee Replacement Lawsuits
Knee replacement complications? You may have a claim
Knee replacements are a routine surgery performed by medical staff on a daily basis. However, knee replacements can cause serious and even fatal complications for a number of reasons. Our knee replacement legal team is investigating a number of knee replacement complications caused by knee replacement medical devices, medical devices used during knee replacement operations, and other related medical injuries caused during knee replacement surgeries or during recovery.
If you or a loved one experienced serious complications or death after a knee replacement, our medical injury attorneys would like to speak with you. There is no cost to you to speak with our personal injury attorneys about your case. Call us at (501) 907-2555.
What are common complications caused by a bad knee replacement?
Knee replacements have a high risk for infection and often involve cases of medical malpractice. However, manufacturing defects can also cause knee replacement complications.
Common complications from a knee surgery include:
- Nerve damage
- Chronic pain or stiffness
- Pulmonary embolism, stroke and blood clots
- Bleeding in the join
- Blood vessel injuries
- Loss of motion and impeded movement
While there are always risks associated with surgeries, when the medical care you received was the cause of the harm, you may have a knee replacement or medical malpractice claim. If you have experienced any of these complications after having a knee replacement, contact our attorneys today for a free consultation at no cost to you.
Our Knee Replacement Law Firm
Emerson Scott, LLP has extensive experience prosecuting claims on behalf of patients and their families. We believe in the protections of the law and hold doctors, medical staff, hospitals and medical device manufacturers accountable when they’ve harmed patients and their families because of errors or product defects.
We know our role as knee replacement lawyers is to ensure the voice of patients and their families are heard and our mission is to fight to uphold protections that keep us all safe during medical procedures and care. Our medical device legal team knows the ins and outs of what it takes from experience. We’re also recognized as leaders in the legal industry from various legal communities.
Knee Replacement Lawyers Fighting for Patient Rights
What should I do if I recently had a knee replacement?
If you have had a knee replacement recently and have not experienced complications, be sure to keep a close eye on your health and record and document any complications that may occur. There is often a short period for medical malpractice claims to be made so if you have experienced any complications, it may be important to act as quickly as possible.
After a knee replacement, watch for severe complications and any notices from your medical caregivers of anything unusual that occurred during the operation. If you suspect something is wrong or the surgery did not go the way intended and resulted in serious complications, it is important to contact a medical malpractice attorney who may be able to help you make a claim.
Like many other medical malpractice lawsuits, holding the medical staff responsible for the harm they’ve caused to you or a loved one requires building a robust, well-documented case to prove that their negligence caused the harm. We work with clients to gather together documentation, testimonies, and medical studies to prove the harm was caused by the caregivers and not the victim or other parties involved in the knee replacement.
Successful knee replacement cases may be able to recover compensation for the following:
- Medical expenses, both caused by the injury and future expenses for conditions caused by the injury
- Lost wages, even if you could go back to work after recovery
- Loss of earning potential
- Loss of consortium to spouses due to life-changing injuries or death
- Pain and suffering
- Long term care
- Other damages, such as parental support, life’s enjoyment and more
If you believe that you or a loved one were a victim of knee replacement complications, contact the medical malpractice lawyers at Emerson Scott today to speak with one of our experienced attorneys. Don’t let medical companies take advantage of their position and hold those accountable who caused your injuries or the injuries of a loved one because of mistakes.
Call us today at (501) 907-2555!