When an individual begins experiencing pain and discomfort due to a hip injury or years of wear-and-tear damage, it’s not uncommon for his or her doctor to recommend hip replacement surgery. During this procedure, part or all of the damaged hip joint is removed from the patient’s body and replaced with a partial or full artificial joint implant.
When the procedure is successful and the joint is functioning correctly, this manufactured ball-and-socket joint returns full mobility to patients and allows them to return to most activities without pain. However, some patients find themselves dealing with early hip replacement problems due to poorly made implants. In response to this epidemic of early hip implant device failures in the last few years, thousands of lawsuits have already been filed against the majority of major hip implant manufacturers.