National Knee Replacement Lawyers Fighting to Protect Their Clients From Harmful Products
In order to get approval for their new knee replacement devices in a short time frame, many medical device companies use the FDA’s 510(k) program. This program removes the requirements for clinical trials as long as the manufacturer can prove there is a similar product on the market. While this can help bring necessary devices into the market quickly, it has also led to some products being approved that were later shown to be unsafe. When you have been the victim of a dangerous knee replacement product, you deserve to be compensated for the issues that the product has caused you and your family. Greg Jones Law, P.A. can represent you against the large medical companies who have wronged you and get you the justice and reparations you are entitled to. We are a nationwide law firm that is ready to fight for your best interests. To find out how we can help you, contact us now at (855)566-3752 for a free, confidential consultation.
Have You Had an Aesculap (Braun) Vega AS Knee Replacement and Encountered Issues?
There are many knee replacement brands out there, and they all utilize different medical advances in their products. In the Aesculap (Braun) Vega AS Knee Replacement, which was implanted from 2012 until the present, the “AS” refers to the proprietary “Advanced Surface” technology used in these implants. This is a coating, which is similar to Teflon, that is applied to the knee implant. It is used across the entire line of Aesculap knee replacements. While no recalls have been made yet for these knee replacements, unfortunately, there are a growing number of patients who have reported that they experienced adverse outcomes from these implants. While no exact cause has been named, it is speculated that this is due to the “Advanced Surface” not remaining adhered to the bone cement used in operation. This can cause the replacement to fail prematurely, requiring revision surgery to either replace the joint entirely or insert screws to keep the joint properly in place. If you have experienced problems with your Vega AS knee replacement, or any other implants in the Aesculap lineup, you may be entitled to compensation. Our law office can evaluate your case and advise you on your next steps.
What Are Common Symptoms of a Defective Knee Replacement?
While knee replacements may be a very positive experience for many people, there is an unfortunate history of issues within the knee replacement manufacturing process, so it is good to be aware of the risks and know what to look out for. If your knee replacement is faulty, you may have issues immediately, but other times it may take months or years for the problems to come to light. It’s important to keep in close contact with your doctor and have them carefully document any issues you’ve had with your implant in case you need that documentation in the future. Problems that may be caused by a defective knee replacement may include:
● New or worsening pain
● Swelling or redness
● An inability to put weight on the affected leg
● Limited mobility
● Looseness in the joint
● Osteolysis (degeneration or death of bone tissue)
● Grinding or clicking noises
● Revision surgery due to the issues above
What Compensation Could You Collect From a Settlement?
A failed knee replacement is a miserable experience that no one should have to go through. It not only has medical effects but can impact your mental health, social life, and financial stability. A good lawyer will fight to secure you a settlement that benefits you as much as possible. Money cannot make up for the pain and suffering you experienced, but it can alleviate some of the monetary issues the knee replacement caused and allow you to get caught up on bills, and grant you some ability to take care of yourself well. A lawyer may request compensation for a few key areas. This can include lost wages because frequently, people are unable to work if their knee replacement is not functioning properly or if they need to have extra surgery and devote time to physical therapy. Pain and suffering is another compensatory category. If you experienced chronic pain, loss of sleep, or other discomforts, a judge might award you money to recompense for this. You will also likely be reimbursed for any medical charges you may have incurred. These charges may include surgeries, follow-up visits, travel to appointments, rehab, medications, and any other bills related to your knee replacement.
Why Should You Hire a Lawyer if Your Knee Replacement Turns Out to Be Defective?
At times, medical device companies will rush a product to market, and they may or may not realize it has defects, but these defects then cause major issues for the consumers. This has already happened several times for different brands of knee and hip replacement products. From these past cases, we’ve seen that the manufacturers will fight tooth and nail to avoid paying restitution to the victims of defective knee replacements. At Greg Jones Law, P.A., we believe a company that has marketed a faulty product should be held accountable, and the victims should be compensated fairly. Our law firm has the knowledge, skill, and tenacity to fight large medical device companies successfully. In fact, if there is no recovery in your case, you do not have to pay any legal fees. Call us today for a free, confidential consultation: (855)566-3752.