The Strength of Experience on Your Side
Knee replacement surgery is becoming a common procedure in the United States. Every year, approximately 700,000 people receive knee replacement surgery to relieve pain and allow them to enjoy an active lifestyle more easily. While most recipients of this surgery are above age 50, younger patients (such as injured athletes) are also undergoing knee replacement at a higher rate. When your knee implant fails as a result of faulty manufacturing, severe and costly consequences can result. Patients have the right to expect that their implants are designed and built to operate safely, without dangerous malfunctions. At the law firm of Bailey Peavy Bailey Cowan Heckaman (or BPB), our attorneys fight aggressively on behalf of clients injured by flawed knee implants.
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When Knee Implants Fail
As a result of an FDA program, knee implant manufacturers do not have to subject themselves to rigorous testing as long as their product is sufficiently similar to another product on the market. As a result, faulty implants may be able to bypass testing, where their flaws will not be discovered until after they are implanted in an unsuspecting patient. This results in a second, painful surgery to replace the faulty device, as well as rehabilitation and treatment for any injuries caused.
Knee implant issues can cause the following problems for patients:
- Nerve damage
- Loose device parts
- Joint inflammation
- Dislocation of the joint
- Misalignment and breakage
- Fracturing of the surrounding bone
We Passionately Fight For Our Clients Across the Nation
At BPB, we are experts when it comes to personal injury law.
Our firm is aggressive, knowledgeable, and compassionate. We seek personal understanding and empathy with every client we represent—when we take on your case, it is because we care about you and want you to succeed, both legally and personally.
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