A common operation throughout the UK for many years has been that of knee replacement surgery. For a variety of reasons knee replacement surgery becomes a necessary and advisable option for individuals as a result of arthritic deterioration or other bone conditions, fractures or other trauma.
Carried out successfully and with appropriately functioning components or prostheses, the quality of life for an individual can be vastly improved and full mobility secured for the future.
Knee replacement surgery can take a variety of forms. In recent years, however, there have been unacceptably high failure rates for certain types of prostheses, necessitating in revision surgery to replace them.
In many of those cases the manufacturer or supplier of the original prostheses can be liable for injuries suffered on the grounds that the prostheses or component parts manufactured or supplied by them were defective under the provisions of the Consumer Protection Act 1987, and substantial compensatory damages can be secured for all victims as a result.
There are also instances where the treating surgeon and NHS Trust or private healthcare provider has used the wrong components or prostheses or the wrong size or mixture of components within the implant itself, which subsequently can cause injury; and there are instances where the operation overall has been performed negligently and errors in surgery have occurred.
In all of these instances compensatory damages can be secured for those who have suffered injuries in these circumstances.
If you or a loved one has experienced health problems as a result of a defective knee replacement surgery and would like to bring a defective knee replacement compensation claim please call our personal injury and product liability lawyers on Freephone 0808 164 0808 for a FREE, no obligation chat or complete the request a call back form and we will call you.