Complications after a faulty knee replacements are unfortunate, but not uncommon. Patients who are adversely affected by dangerous side effects have legal options to receive compensation from manufacturers responsible for this negligence.
Knee Replacements are the most common option for those people who are suffering from certain arthritis classifications and avascular necrosis. It provides relief to pain, helping the patient regain a far better quality of life. However, as much good as knee implants have done for many, there have been many instances citing complications and adverse effects after knee implant surgery.
The purpose of knee implants is to provide relief to pain. But the purpose of these types of surgeries wasn’t served as well as the manufacturer had hoped, since a notable number of reported instances of serious injuries were cited by those who had undergone the process. Metallosis or metal poisoning is among these complications.
Symptoms that a patient was implanted with a defective knee replacement include:
- Pain that starts as minor soreness, but then develops to an acute pain
- Burning sensation and swelling at the affected area
- Loosening and instability of the knee(s)
Patients who suffered complications after faulty knee implant may be eligible to receive compensation for their injuries.
By 2013, Consumers Union reported that from the years 2003 to 2013, a few big manufacturers including DePuy and Zimmer had recalled their devices because of defects.