Bone Cement Failures in Knee Replacements May Lead to Severe Injury
Surgeons use cement to secure knee replacements to bones in the body, although it isn’t always required as part of every knee replacement. However, some patients have experienced pain, severe injury and other symptoms of knee replacement failure due to poorly manufactured bone cement.
The type of bone cement used in the operation is an important choice your medical care team chooses, as well as the knee replacement manufacturer that provides instructions to surgical teams. The incorrect bone cement for your knee replacement can lead to loosening, debonding, failure to adhere to the cement surface, and onset of new chronic pain and instability. The solution is revision surgery, which is often more painful than the original knee replacement surgery and increases the risk of complications.
Our medical malpractice and medical device injury legal team is investigating claims about bone cement failure and injury caused by bone cements. If you or a loved one was injured because of a bone cement complication, we want to speak to 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 the symptoms of bone cement complications?
Symptoms of bone cement complications are very similar to other knee replacement symptoms. When bone cement fails in a knee replacement, the effects are often the same as the knee replacement failing.
Patients that have the following may have experienced a bone cement failure:
- Instability and Loosening
- Unusual Swelling
- Decreased Range of Motion
- Persistent Pain
- New Chronic Pain
- Increased Instability
- Pulmonary Embolism
While there are always risks associated with surgeries, when the medical care you received was the cause of the harm, you may have a bone cement failure claim or medical malpractice claim. If you have experienced any of these complications after having an knee replacement or other surgery involving bone cement, contact our attorneys today for a free consultation at no cost to you.
Our Bone Cement Failure 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.
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How a bone cement lawsuit may be able to help
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 bone cement failure 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!