Is one leg longer than the other after hip surgery? If the answer to this question is yes, you should contact an Illinois injury lawyer today. Every year, more than 450,000 Americans undergo hip replacement surgery. And as the baby-boomer generation ages, that number is expected to triple by 2030.
As the number of surgeries increases so does the number of surgical complications. One of the most troublesome but least-known complications is that one leg becomes longer than the other.
Uneven leg lengths following hip replacement surgery often lead to hip pain, chronic back pain, and sciatica (nerve pain) that will prevent patients from being able to stand or sit for long periods of time. Often, patients agree to the surgery because they want to lead more active lives. Instead, having one leg longer than the other produces just the opposite result: they are left in more pain and capable of even less activity.
Studies show that limb lengthening following hip replacement surgery is a totally preventable complication accounting for nearly 5 percent of all medical errors. But only the surgeon doing the operation can prevent it.
Contact Illinois Personal Injury Lawyers Today
If you or a loved one has had hip replacement surgery that resulted in one leg being longer than the other, contact Fisk & Monteleone for a free consultation. You may be entitled to money damages. But your time to make a claim is limited by law. Contact our office by calling 815-962-0044 today.
We want to protect the rights of our clients and help them win compensation to ensure a bright, full, and healthy future for the victims of medical malpractice.