Total hip replacement, in which the head of the femur and its socket are replaced, is performed to alleviate pain and restore motion to hips damaged by arthritis, degenerative bone or cartilage diseases, or other injuries and diseases. In recent years, the number of hip replacement surgeries has been on the rise and is expected to continue to increase in the coming decades.
Amputations, whether they’re caused by a traumatic event such as an accident or injury or by surgical removal, are devastating and life-altering experiences. Amputations can be caused by motor vehicle accidents, side effects from prescription medications, defective products, and more. In many cases, negligence may play a role in amputations and an amputation lawyer can help victims who may be eligible for amputation compensation or loss of limb compensation.