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When you had your shoulder replacement surgery, you expected a complete recovery. However, if your shoulder was replaced using a shoulder implant, that might not have happened. Unfortunately, one shoulder implant device has been recalled due to the complications associated with it. Sadly, many people continue having implant surgeries, utilizing these very same devices. If you've suffered serious complications after your shoulder implant surgery, you need to seek help as soon as possible. Here are four important steps you should take:
Hire a Personal Injury Attorney
If your shoulder implant surgery didn't go according to plans, and you're suffering the consequences, you need to hire a good personal injury attorney. This is particularly true if your surgery utilized the shoulder implant device that has been recalled. This device has been recalled due to the serious complications it's caused. A personal injury attorney who's experienced handling product liability cases, and medical malpractice, can help you get the benefits you deserve.
Gather Your Medical Records
Once you've spoken to an attorney, you need to gather all your medical records, especially those related to your implant surgery. You'll need records from every doctor you visited for your shoulder issues, as well as records for any physical therapy you received, or tests you had performed. The more thorough your medical records are, the easier time your attorney will have when they start putting your case together.
Be Aware of the Complications
Now that you're suffering from the effects of a bad implant surgery, you need to be aware of the complications associated with the implant device. Knowing what the complications are, will help you identify the ones that you're experiencing. In addition to increased pain and inflammation, you may also experience the following complications.
Maintain a Thorough Injury Journal
While you're going through the trauma associated with a failed shoulder implant, it's important that you maintain a thorough injury journal. A detailed journal will not only help you keep track of the complications you're experiencing, it will also provide a detailed record for your attorney to use when determining the damages that you've suffered. Be sure to include any adverse reactions you experience, including any of the complications listed above. It's important to note that if you require medical care for complications associated with your shoulder implant surgery, you'll need to obtain copies of those records as well.
If you've had shoulder replacement surgery using recalled devices, contact an attorney near you to discuss the options that are available to you for shoulder recall lawsuits.