Hip Implants Seem Like a Miracle Cure, but will They Last?
The baby boomer generation is getting older, which means more and more of this population of people will be requiring medical procedures like hip implants. In fact, it’s estimated that in as few as fifteen years, people in the United States will be getting up to one million hip implants per year.
A hip implant is a relatively simple piece of hardware that only costs a few hundred dollars to manufacture. The cost, however, can be astronomical. Each one can cost as much as $6,000. Unfortunately, many patients are paying for these implants without any real guarantees that they’re going to last.
The other problem is that not every doctor is eager to tell patients about the type of hip implant they’re getting, and many manufacturers don’t provide any time of warranty for their devices. That means that when the implants fail, the patient has to pay for a replacement. In some cases insurance companies will pay for replacements, but that means the manufacturers don’t have to worry about absorbing any of those costs.
Perhaps you or someone you love has had a hip implant that failed, causing you a great deal of pain and financial difficulty. Please contact a St. Louis personal injury attorney right way. Talking with an experienced attorney will provide you with the information you need so you’ll know how to proceed.