Medical malpractice and product liability claims are typically separate legal issues. However, they’re closely related when dealing with hip replacement problems.
There are two types of lawsuits typically associated with hip implants. If the manufacturer delivers a defective product, you’ll need to file a product liability claim. However, sometimes the problem originates from mistakes made during surgery. If your surgeon placed the implant improperly or made other preventable mistakes, you can file a medical malpractice claim.
To determine what type of lawsuit you should pursue, work with the experienced Michigan-based lawyers at Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C. They offer a wide range of legal services and can fight to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
First, you need to determine what the issue is with your hip replacement. Various complications can occur after the surgery, including infection, inflammation, and uneven leg lengths.
These issues can vary in severity and often aren’t cause for legal concern. However, they could become a legal issue if the complications occur due to diagnostic, surgery, or medication errors. If you believe a medical mistake caused you harm, either financially, physically, or emotionally, consult a personal injury lawyer about pursuing a medical malpractice claim.
Your hip replacement issues could also result from product defects and faulty hip implants. Metal on metal hip replacement systems have had problems with metal components leeching off into the bloodstream, which can cause a host of health problems. If you experience cognitive decline, pain, and thyroid issues, contact your doctor.
If your doctor believes your hip replacement is faulty, you should pursue a product liability claim against the hip implant manufacturer.
Regardless of whether your problems are from medical malpractice or product defects, an experienced Hip Replacement Lawyers in Livonia can help you build a successful case.
While you may be tempted to handle the case yourself, medical malpractice and product liability lawsuits can be complicated, drawn-out affairs.
Manufacturers have deep pockets and can afford top-level legal resources to avoid compensating you. This is why it is critical to have a team of legal experts who can help you build the case.
It’s also difficult to gather all the legal documentation needed to file for court. You’ll need to show your medical records and will have to file a court petition and a summons to the defending party. The details can be overwhelming, especially while dealing with pain or other medical problems.
The experts at Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C. can walk you through the process, ensuring you file your claim correctly and before the statute of limitations is up. If you are suing on behalf of a deceased family member, our lawyers can provide estate planning advice.
Our law firm, Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C., specializes in the practice areas of product liability and medical malpractice. Based in metro Detroit and serving Livonia, MI, our experienced Michigan lawyers can help resolve any hip replacement issues you may have. Eileen Kroll, one of our senior partners, is a registered nurse with over 20 years of experience and medical professional knowledge.
We can answer specific questions at our free consultation, so call us now at 866-MICH-LAW to arrange your no-obligation case evaluation.
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