Shoulder Replacement Accidents

Shoulder Replacement Lawsuit Lawyer

You never realize how much you use your shoulder until you cannot use it. While these injuries may not be life-threatening, they impact the quality of life. They also hurt. A shoulder injury can be excruciating. Even when you fix them with surgery, it can take up to two years to recover. Plus, recovery may not be complete. No wonder shoulder surgeries lead to some of the highest personal injury payouts.

Hurt in Houston | Shoulder Replacement Surgery Lawyer
Hurt in Houston | Shoulder Replacement Surgery Lawyer

For individuals who endure extraordinary joint pain or a constrained scope of shoulder movement, a popular corrective solution is shoulder replacement surgery. Those with incapacitating shoulder injuries that can’t be dealt with by more moderate strategies regularly turn to the utilization of a shoulder replacement device for relief, in light of guarantees of expanded capacity and reduced pain. Be that as it may, when patients are embedded with a faulty replacement device, it can bring about exacerbated pain, rising restorative and medical costs, and the requirement for remedial surgery. As of late, replacement devices have been affirmed to cause extra wounds in patients, including noteworthy bone loss, precariousness, weakness, and unexplained agony.

When you undergo revision surgery because of a faulty shoulder replacement device is burdensome for both doctors and patients, who must now face the task of addressing additional complications brought on by the faulty device. At The Salazar Law Firm, our lawyers fight endlessly for those who have fallen victim to a flawed shoulder replacement device that has caused additional injury, or necessitated corrective surgery.

How Do Shoulder Injury Accidents Occur?

Shoulder injury accidents are rare. They are more susceptible to repetitive use injuries. However, some accidents can cause them. Common causes include

  • Falls
  • Car accidents
  • Nursing home injuries
  • Workplace injuries

How Do You Treat Shoulder Injuries?

The treatment depends on the type and severity of the injury. Some wounds need rest and recovery. Others need physical therapy or surgery.

Even if you need surgery, your treatment may not be the same as someone else’s. Not all shoulder surgeries are the same. The most invasive shoulder surgery is a shoulder replacement. But there are other common ones.

  • Shoulder arthroscopy
  • Fracture repairs
  • Rotator cuff surgery
  • Torn labrum surgery
  • Reverse shoulder replacement surgery

What Kind of Compensation Can I Get for a Shoulder Surgery?

It depends on the type of surgery you need. Often, the more invasive the surgery is, the more money you can get.

Shoulder replacement surgeries involve replacing sections of your shoulder with an artificial shoulder. The procedure is complicated and painful. The pain and suffering increase the amount you can recover in your lawsuit.

Recovery time also impacts the amount you can get. Longer recovery times might increase your lost wages. Plus, if you do not make a full recovery, you may lose your earning potential.

Courts will consider whether your injury is permanent. If you lose quality of life due to the injury, your damages will be more significant.

How Does a Court Determine Quality of Life?

We show them your activities before the injury and compare them to what you can do afterward. That includes work and recreational activities.

Faulty Replacement Devices

Patients and specialists take note that imperfectly designed shoulder replacement products have led to the devices failing soon after being embedded, as opposed to the corrective solution to shoulder pain that is publicized. In specific cases, the metal-on-metal design of some replacement devices has led to metal poisoning, bone and tissue damage, and implantation failure. Insufficient surgical recreation of a joint or body part can show from numerous points of view, including:
  • Metal toxicity released into the body
  • Bone and tissue damage
  • Component erosion
  • Dislocation or insecurity of replacement device due to faulty design
Correcting the damage of a poorly designed replacement device may require revision surgery and additional treatment, as well as removing the implant altogether.

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The use of replacement devices to remedy painful shoulder symptoms was popularized following manufacturers’ promise of comfort, mobility, and simplicity. However, the implantation of a faulty replacement device can result in worsened injury that leaves the patient with debilitating pain and costly medical bills for years to come. At The Salazar Law Firm, our attorneys believe that the compounded pain and suffering that patients must undergo to correct post-surgical injuries caused by badly designed implants is inexcusable.

If you have experienced exaggerated shoulder pain or limited mobility following the implantation of a certain shoulder replacement device, our legal team may be able to help you fight for damages from the manufacturer. Don’t hesitate to contact us at 281-857-6770 to discuss your case.