Our Michigan medical malpractice lawyers represent patients who have suffered harm from medical mistakes and errors during hip replacement. One known complication of hip surgery is foot drop that occurs after the procedure. This can be a painful and debilitating condition that causes disability and significant medical treatment. Many patients are given narcotic pain medications to deal with the pain issues and others are implanted with spinal cord stimulators.
Although foot drop after hip replacement surgery is a known complication, it can be the result of medical malpractice.
To prove that foot drop was due to a medical error, it must generally be proven that one of the following occurred:
- The nerve was cut during the surgery . An MRI or CT Scan would demonstrate this injury.
- A bleed developed in the buttock after the operation and this was not recognized, causing compression from a hematoma.
- An improper incision was used during the surgery.
- The hip and leg were lengthened too far during the surgery.
If you have been told foot drop after hip replacement was an acceptable complication and you have no legal rights, this may not be true. You may be entitled to compensation if your complication was a result of medical malpractice.
For more information on filing a claim and to discuss your case with one of our top rated medical malpractice attorneys, call our law firm office now at (800) 606-1717. We will start working on your case immediately and have your records and radiology films read by a board certified orthopedic surgeon to see if your condition was due to a medical mistake by the surgeon. Call us today to get started on your case!