Hip replacement surgery is one of the most common procedures performed in the UK, with over 70,000 hip replacements performed by the NHS alone each year. During the hip operation, all or part of the hip joint is replaced by prosthesis, and sometimes the socket too (known as ‘total hip replacement’). Hip replacement operations represent a solution for severe pain and mobility problems.
By contrast, a faulty hip replacement can put hip replacement recovery at risk, in addition to the distress caused. Under such circumstances you may be entitled to hip replacement compensation due to medical negligence.
How Does Hip Replacement Surgery Negligence Happen?
One of the most common hip replacement surgery claims is based on complications from metal on metal hip replacements. These prosthetics have far higher failure rates than other hip replacements. Toxic metal fragments often detach and enter the patient’s body. They may also cause inflammation to the hip joint, resulting in permanent muscle damage.
If you are the recipient of a metal on metal hip replacement, you should contact us. Even if you are not experiencing any symptoms, you could be entitled to hip replacement compensation. Symptoms that may be linked to a defective metal, on metal, hip replacements include:
- Pain in the groin area
- Pain in the hip area
- Difficulty walking
- Clicking of your hip
- Numbness/Loss of feeling in your leg
If you have received a metal on metal replacement to address your hip problems and are experiencing any of the above symptoms – or feel you may be at risk of developing them – contact our medical negligence solicitors and your GP to begin your hip replacement claim.
Hip Replacement Surgery Medical Negligence Claims
Complications arising from a hip replacement operation may be grounds to make a medical negligence claim. Common hip replacement complications include:
- Damage to nerves in the hip area
- Lengthening or shortening of the leg
- Dislocated hip
- Loosening of the prosthesis
- Bone erosion
- Severe pain from rubbing, or movement of the prosthesis
- General health complaints
Our Hip Replacement Surgery Claims Experience
Errors arising from medical negligence cases may hold dire repercussions for patients. At Asons, we understand what surgical negligence is, and the detrimental effect it has on victims. The consequences may not just be physical – potential financial difficulties where time is taken off work must also be considered, and the ensuing stress may elicit negative psychological consequences.
We know that victims are often hesitant to come forward with their medical claims. As medical negligence solicitors, it’s our job to do everything within our means to make the process as straightforward as possible.
As with any claim, you may be worried about the potential costs of pursuing your clinical negligence case. To address this common concern, we have devised a variety of options to help you. We aid you in acquiring all the assistance that you are entitled to, whilst managing resulting compensation in the most beneficial way possible. We must remind you to be quick, however, as there are time limits in place for making claims of this kind.
We deal with medical negligence claims on a regular basis. If you are suffering as a result of surgical errors, you may be eligible to make a claim. Our Medical Negligence Solicitors will work to gather all appropriate paperwork and documentation, whilst speaking to the parties involved, substantiating your claim.