Not only is a defective hip replacement a speed bump on the road to a quick recovery, but it can also result in some serious long-term side effects, including debilitating pain and great emotional distress.
Eden, N.C., patients who received DePuy ASR, Stryker® ABG II or Wright Medical PROFEMUR metal-on-metal hip implants should consider visiting their orthopedic surgeon or other trusted physician to discuss any complications, pain or symptoms resulting from their hip implant.
In particular, patients should be on the lookout for symptoms of metallosis – metal poisoning from shards of titanium and chromium cobalt released into the bloodstream as a result of joint friction. Symptoms of metallosis include; inflammation, immobility, join stiffness, vision and hearing changes, headaches, vertigo and tinnitus.
Eden, N.C., residents seeking medical assistance related to hip implant complications or pain should contact the surgeon who conducted the initial hip implant surgery or other orthopedic surgeon who advised the process. Below are several orthopedic practices and medical centers in and around Eden, N.C.
When speaking with your surgeon or physician, be sure to ask about your treatment options, including revision surgery, testing, etc. This is particularly important to keep in mind, since certain hip implant models and systems have been recently recalled by manufacturers. You may be entitled to full or partial compensation, both for the cost of any medical bills incurred by the defective implant as well as emotional distress and any wages lost as a result of the process.
In order to know your rights and to know if you might be entitled to compensation, please contact the trusted hip replacement lawyers at Ward Black Law. We’ve been helping clients through painful medical ordeals for many years, and most of the individuals we assist are victims of negligence or corporate misconduct.
Call Ward Black Law today a free case review: 800-531-9191.
Located in Rockingham County, Eden, N.C. was initially a 70,000-acre estate called “The Land of Eden,” owned by William Byrd II, a planter in Virginia and North Carolina. Today, with a population of approximately 16,000, Eden offers a small-town feel with picturesque views and proximity to the Smith River and Dan River which bisect the town of Eden.