Lawsuit Loans for Hip and Knee Replacement Injuries
Hip and knee replacement surgery are common procedures that are performed to restore motion and flexibility to worn and injured joints. Unfortunately, these procedures do not always go as planned, often due to defects in the devices used for the replacement procedures. While legal action can help you pursue compensation for your injuries over time, it can be difficult to pay the bills while you wait for your lawsuit to run its course. For these victims, a lawsuit loan can help relieve the financial burden until a settlement or jury award is achieved.
Hip replacement problems
There are many different types of hip replacement devices available today, but not all appear to be equally safe and effective. Metal-on-metal implants are devices that consist of metal components and have been touted by manufacturers as more durable than other types of implants. However, these implants can also cause significant complications if the metal components rub together and release tiny metal particles into surrounding tissue and the bloodstream.
Known as metallosis, this condition can lead to early device failure, which may necessitate revision surgery to remove the faulty device and replace it with another. If the metal particles spread into the surrounding tissue, they can also cause necrosis or tissue death that can be permanent. Patients that suffer this complication may experience ongoing pain and reduced mobility, even after a revision procedure.
Knee replacement complications
Some knee replacement devices can also malfunction, leading to pain and other complications for the patient. A common problem is loosening of the joint, which occurs when the device doesn’t adhere to the bone like it is supposed to do. When this occurs, the components loosen up, leading to instability of the joint, pain and reduced mobility.
Devices that frequently appear to have this problem are those designed to encourage the bone to fuse naturally with the device over time. Revision surgery is usually the only way to correct the problem.
Getting financial help for injuries
Revision surgery can be more complex than the original procedure for both knee and hip implant patients. There may be bone and tissue damage that makes it more difficult to fit a new device. Some patients may even require bone grafts in order to ensure the new device has sufficient bone to adhere to. Patients frequently experience longer recovery and rehabilitation times after revision surgery, which only serves to add to financial stress due to rising medical bills and lost wages while the patient is out of work.
While legal action can be a good step in pursuing compensation for injuries after joint replacement surgery, it can be a lengthy process. At LawStreet Capital, we offer non-recourse legal loans to individuals in this situation to help them cover the bills while they wait for the legal process to complete. You can apply for our loans online in a quick application. Since approval is based on the amount of the settlement or jury award you are expected to receive, there is no need for a credit check or lengthy approval process.
Once you receive your funds, which usually occurs within 24 hours after approval, they are yours to use as you need. No money will be due until your case is decided or settled. If you do not receive cash from your case, your loan is forgiven with no repayment necessary. To learn more about our lawsuit loans, contact LawStreet Capital today.
Additional hip & knee implant failure resources
- FDA, Concerns about Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants, http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/ProductsandMedicalProcedures/ImplantsandProsthetics/MetalonMetalHipImplants/ucm241604.htm
- American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Questions and Answers about Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants, http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=a00625
- Hospital for Special Surgery, Five Reasons Why Knee Replacements Fail, https://www.hss.edu/newsroom_five-reasons-why-knee-replacements-fail.asp
- Healthline, What is Knee Replacement Revision Surgery, http://www.healthline.com/health/total-knee-replacement-surgery/revision