During times of physical struggles, people seek the help of doctors. Whether it is an injury that occurred over time or during an accident, doctors have shown that they can tend to us and provide us with care. They are intelligent professionals that have knowledge about the human body. They use this knowledge every day to diagnose patients and find a treatment plant that best suits them. As people grow older, they can often find that their body isn’t what it used to be like. Some older people seek help from doctors for a hip replacement. Their body is not what it once was. They may have trouble walking and doing other simple tasks. When a hip replacement is done, patients seek an experienced doctor that they trust.
As with all situations involving medicine, there may be an incident that occurs. If a medical professional does not take care of you properly, you may find that they are in violation of their code as a doctor. This can lead you to seek a medical malpractice lawsuit against them. If they were proven to be negligent for this situation, you may have a reliable case. Metal-on-metal hip replacements have been shown to have many failures among the ones that have previously been done. Although doctors still use this method for hip replacement surgeries, it can come with consequences. As a patient, you expect to be in good hands. If you are suffering as a result of your hip replacement, you may be able to seek liability on behalf of your doctor.
How can I prove this?
In order to prove your case, you will need to collect evidence and receive help from an experienced attorney. By speaking with an attorney, you can get a better idea of what evidence to collect for your case. This evidence can include your medical records. It will need to show that you had the hip replacement surgery and other details about the surgery. You may need to explain how this surgery has affected your life negatively. If you are able to prove your case, you may be able to acquire damages that can help pay off medical bills.
If you are in need of experienced legal counsel for matters of personal injury, medical malpractice, medical device injuries, unsafe drug injuries, consumer protection, bankruptcy, SSD, or criminal law in New Jersey, please contact Tomes & Hanratty, P.C. and we will be happy to assist you.