The procedure promises to be life-changing for people who need knee replacement surgery. However, those affected by recent knee replacement recalls might have as much pain as they had before surgery. You could take legal action if you have medical bills and other challenges after a device failure. Our attorneys want to help you get the compensation and justice you deserve for your ordeal.
An Alexandria knee replacement lawyer from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers is ready to help you pursue your legal options. We can identify who is liable for your losses and build a case for your compensation. Our mass tort lawyers have experience with these cases and know how to pursue the best possible results for victims. You can get a free case review to learn your next best steps today.
How Our Knee Replacement Lawyers Can Help You
Several knee replacement recalls have been issued in recent years. Device makers like Exactech, Stryker, and Zimmer Biomet have all announced defects for specific devices. If you think your implant is affected, you may not know what to do next. Our knee replacement attorneys can tell you.
You may be eligible to file a knee replacement lawsuit. Of course, these are complex cases against major medical device manufacturers. The process can easily intimidate victims.
Our attorneys know how to handle the entire process for you. We can:
Identify Who is Liable
Knowing if your device is part of the recall and which company bears liability is key to moving forward with your case. Our lawyers can investigate this for you. Then, we can hold the appropriate party responsible.
Depending on the liable manufacturer, you could join an existing class action or multidistrict litigation action (MDL). So, understanding who is responsible will dictate if you should file an individual lawsuit or join a mass tort.
Put a Value on Your Damages
Your damages could range substantially in a knee replacement lawsuit. Our lawyers know that your mobility, health, and career could suffer from a failed implant. We can identify how you were financially and non-financially harmed and use our experience to valuate those losses.
You could seek damages such as:
- Medical expenses, including hospitalization, revision surgery, medications, and more
- Lost income, including missed paychecks or other missed opportunities to earn
- Reduced earning capacity, if your injuries affect your earning power in the long term
- Pain and suffering for your physical and emotional hardships
- Wrongful death damages if you lost a loved one to a failed knee replacement implant
If you qualify for additional damages, we will inform you. For example, some companies must pay punitive damages at trial if the jury believes their behavior was especially negligent. This could significantly add to your potential knee replacement settlement amount.
Handle All Communication in Your Knee Implant Lawsuit
All the day-to-day tasks of a lawsuit can be demanding. You should not have to do this while you are recovering. Our attorneys can handle all communications for you. We can submit key documents, interact with corporate lawyers, and work with the courts to help you navigate the mass tort system.
Pursue the Best Possible Compensation
Our Alexandria knee replacement attorneys have experience with these kinds of cases. We know what you deserve for your damages, and we have the skills to argue for it. In addition, we can negotiate and present evidence to motivate the liable manufacturer to pay what you are owed.
We seek the best financial results for you—not just accept the average settlement amount.
For a free legal consultation with a knee replacement lawyer serving Alexandria, call (318) 777-7777
An Increase in Knee Replacement Recalls Means More Could Qualify for Damages
More and more manufacturers are announcing recalls for failed knee replacement implants. In the past few years, the following medical device makers issued recalls saying that their joint replacement products could be faulty:
- Zimmer Biomet
- B. Braun
Many of these companies make hip, ankle, and shoulder replacement implants, some of which were recalled. What these recalls have in common is the devices did not end up working as intended due to flaws in design, manufacturing, storage, or another issue.
Every recall and product liability case is different, though.
The Exactech case is one of the most recent knee replacement lawsuits to make the news. The company said thousands of its knee, ankle, and hip replacement devices could have defects because of a packaging problem. A polyethylene component oxidized in these devices, making them fragile and likely to fail. Now, Exactech Polyethylene Orthopedic Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 3044 allows plaintiffs to seek compensation.
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What to Do Next if You Think You Have a Faulty Knee Implant
Follow these steps to ensure you lay the strongest possible foundation for your knee replacement case.
Get a Legal Case Review
Our legal team offers free case reviews, and you should consider taking advantage of this. We can explain your legal options and the next best steps before you do anything else. We can tell you what is needed to qualify, what legal options you have, and how we can help.
Save All Evidence
To bring a successful case, you need evidence. One good way to ensure you have all the evidence you need is to save any relevant documents. For example, keep receipts for out-of-pocket costs related to the faulty implant. That includes receipts and invoices for travel costs, medical bills, medications, medical devices, and more.
Get All Medical Care Advised
See a doctor immediately if your knee replacement implant shows signs of failure. You might have pain, swelling near the joint, knee instability, or a loss of joint function when an implant fails.
Also, listen to your doctor and follow their orders for follow-up care. That includes appointments, surgeries, and other treatments. If you ignore these orders, the liable party can say that you made your injuries worse and use that to limit your payout.
Discuss Your Claim with an Alexandria Knee Replacement Attorney Today
You do not have to live with the pain and costs of a failed knee replacement implant without seeking justice. Our Alexandria knee replacement lawyers want to help. We have experience assisting victims in navigating the entire legal process in a mass tort case. We will fight to seek the settlement or award you deserve.
Get a free case review from our law firm today. We are ready to take your call anytime, 24/7.