Study Links Hip, Knee Replacement Surgeries to Heart Risks

A study suggests that knee and hip replacement complications may include a higher risk of heart attack for patients within a month following surgery.  The findings have reportedly led one medical researcher to urge that additional preventative measures be taken by physicians following knee or hip replacement surgery to minimize a patient’s risk of a heart attack.  Patients who have suffered injuries and hip replacement complications from their metal on metal hip implants may be eligible for compensation by filing an Arkansas metal hip replacement lawsuit.

For more information, contact an Arkansas hip replacement attorney at the Johnson Firm to learn more. We offer free, no obligation consultations, and we can help you determine whether you have a claim. You can contact us by filling out the form on this page, calling us at 501-777-7777, or emailing us at [email protected].

Important: The time you have to pursue a claim is limited. Contact us for more information.

Researchers: Blood Clots Also a Risk Following Hip, Knee Replacement Procedures

A study conducted to research the adverse effects associated with hip replacement complications and knee replacement surgeries suggests that the medical community may have downplayed a patient’s risk of suffering a heart attack within the first month following surgery.  According to CBS News, the findings have led one medical researcher to urge that additional preventative measures be taken by physicians following knee or hip replacement surgery to minimize a patient’s risk of a heart attack.

According to the study, those who undergo total hip replacement surgery are four times more likely to suffer a heart attack during the month following the replacement than those who didn’t undergo a hip replacement procedure. In those patients who underwent total knee replacement surgery, the risk of a heart attack within the first month proved eight times greater. Furthermore, those who had knee or hip replacement surgery also experienced a heightened risk of blood clots in their lungs and veins. The increased risk could last for years, although it spikes most in the month immediately following surgery, the website reported.

Injured Patients May Be Entitled to Compensation

Device makers have a duty to design and produce safe products, and to warn of possible risks associated with their products. Failure to fulfill that duty can result in injuries to patients, and the device maker being held liable for those injuries.

Patients who are injured by metal-on-metal hip replacements may be entitled to compensation for damages resulting from injuries. Compensation can be based on factors including:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Pain, suffering, and mental anguish from an injury
  • Loss of income or ability to work due to loss of mobility

If a loved one dies after complications from a metal-on-metal hip implant, family members may be able to pursue claims for wrongful death damages, including:

  • Conscious pain and suffering of a loved one prior to death
  • Loss of financial support
  • Pain, suffering, and mental anguish resulting from the loss of a loved one

Affected patients are encouraged to speak with an Arkansas hip replacement attorney at the Johnson Firm to learn more about their rights and remedies.

The Time You Have to Pursue a Claim is Limited. Contact Us Today.

If you have questions about a hip replacement lawsuit, or if you want to speak with an Arkansas hip replacement attorney, contact the Johnson firm today. You can contact us by filling out the form on this page, calling us at 501-777-7777, or emailing us at [email protected].

After you contact us, an attorney will follow up with you to get more information about your case. There is no cost or obligation to speak with us, and all of the information you provide is confidential.

Please note that the law limits the time you have to pursue a claim or file a lawsuit for an injury. If you think you have a case, you should not delay taking action.