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A bad hip replacement may not be your doctor’s fault

On Behalf of | Apr 10, 2016 | Products Liability

Modern medical science has made impressive strides in treating injuries or health issues that would otherwise eliminate many people’s chances of leading a normal life. Imagine, for instance, that your hip gives out on you. Suddenly you are unable to do many of the things that you used to be able to do, and you may even need a wheelchair to move around. Nowadays, hip replacement surgery could help you be back on your feet in just a few short months.

Of course, these invasive surgeries are not always completely safe, and any number of errors might leave you in a more precarious situation than before, but fortunately for New York residents, some of the best doctors in the world practice in the Big Apple. Still, you may go in for hip replacement surgery and realize after the procedure that you are suffering from unexpected health concerns, but don’t be so quick to blame the doctor.

While any health issues that arise from hip replacement surgery might be a medical malpractice issue, you may also be dealing with a faulty hip replacement. The actual product used to repair or replace your hip could have an issue that the doctor did not even know about, meaning that your doctor might have done everything right, and you still ended up suffering from a health issue. In this instance, the doctor is not at fault, and you will likely have a hard time making a successful medical malpractice claim.

What you could do instead, is consider a product liability claim against the manufacturer of the hip replacement. Depending on the circumstances of the replacement hip, you may be able to hold the company that made the hip liable for your injuries. Visit our webpage to learn more about how defective products could cause injuries in your life, and the compensation you could recover.