Posted on: July 24, 2010
You may be wondering what to do next if you recently learned your knee implant was recalled. You may not have any physical symptoms, and be unaware your knee is defective. The first question to ask is if your knee is the one involved in the recall. Have your doctor evaluate your physical condition and medical records. Document any problems you’ve experienced, scans may be requested as well as tests to ensure your prosthesis is working as it should be.
Your legal claim could be damaged if you sign any documents with the company, or give any information to company representatives. Avoid giving the defective implant or medical records to the company, too. You must seek legal counsel to gain compensation for any problems which show up relating to the surgery. Potential results of the second surgery are worse than the first, however, and include scar tissue and bone loss, which cause the anchor of the second device to be less stable. If your implant’s failure is due to malfunctioning, you are eligible for compensation.
Know your legal rights in the NexGen Knee Lawsuit. As soon as you hear that your implant is recalled, figure out what kind of implant you have by contacting a doctor. Avoid signing any documents with the company, and to ensure legal procedures go as planned, do not give up your defective implant.
As a Columbia knee recall lawyer, I urge you to follow this advice if you have a faulty knee implant, and seek legal support, should you require it in the NexGen recall lawsuit.