If you opt for any type of hip replacement surgery, you expect to feel better after the procedure. Sure, there is a recovery period, but as the days go by, you hope to regain the level of health you’ve been expecting.
Unfortunately, the DePuy hip replacement could have the opposite effect on your life. Rather than feel better after the surgery, you may realize that something is very wrong.
Here are some of the most common symptoms associated with a defective DePuy hip replacement implant:
- Discomfort that never goes away
- Pain when you first stand up or wake up in the morning
- Dislocation of the implant
- Hip fracture
At first, you may not want to believe that there is anything wrong with your hip replacement implant. After all, you went through a lot to get to this point. Unfortunately, if the implant is defective, you have no choice but to seek medical assistance in order to understand what is going on.
At our law firm, we have represented many people suffering from a DePuy hip replacement defect. It’s never easy to find yourself in this position, but you have legal rights that need to be protected.
Your health is always the top priority. No matter what else is going on, you need to take steps to avoid additional pain and discomfort. Once you know where things stand in regard to your health, you can turn your attention to future procedures and your legal rights. Depending on what went wrong, you may be in position to take action with hopes of obtaining compensation.