68-year-old deceased mesothelioma victim (New Jersey resident) who was exposed by doing the laundry of her husband who worked as a plumber and also performed home remodeling jobs.
Knee replacement surgery is becoming a common procedure in the United States. Every year, approximately 700,000 people receive knee replacement surgery to relieve pain and allow them to enjoy an active lifestyle more easily. While most recipients of this surgery are above age 50, younger patients (such as injured athletes) are also undergoing knee replacement at a higher rate. When your knee implant fails as a result of faulty manufacturing, severe and costly consequences can result. Patients have the right to expect that their implants are designed and built to operate safely, without dangerous malfunctions. At the law firm of Bailey Cowan Heckaman PLLC, our attorneys fight aggressively on behalf of clients injured by flawed knee implants.
As a result of an FDA program, knee implant manufacturers do not have to subject themselves to rigorous testing as long as their product is sufficiently similar to another product on the market. As a result, faulty implants may be able to bypass testing, where their flaws will not be discovered until after they are implanted in an unsuspecting patient. This results in a second, painful surgery to replace the faulty device, as well as rehabilitation and treatment for any injuries caused.
Knee implant issues can cause the following problems for patients:
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