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Was This a Botched Hip Surgery?

A medical malpractice lawsuit has been brought by a Colinsville, IL couple against an area hospital and a medical supply company in what they claim was a botched hip surgery.

According to court documents filed in Madison County Circuit Court on September 19th, Ronald and Stella Vivoid have filed their medical malpractice lawsuit naming Hoemedica Osteonics Corp., d/b/a Strkyer Orthopedics, Stryker Corporation, Stryker Sales Corporation, Stryker Ireland Limited, and Southwestern Illinois Health Facilities as defendants. The Vivoids claim that what should have been a routine hip procedure went awry due to the faulty products that were used.

The Vivoids claim that on September 21, 2007, Ronald Vivoid had a total aphroplasty procedure due to degenerative arthritis of his left hip at Anderson Hospital. The lawsuit asserts that on March 20, 2008, Vivoid felt sudden and severe pain in his left hip. After being hospitalized, doctors found that that he had suffered erosion and corrosion of the metal used during the hip surgery as a result of metal-on-metal contact.

The plaintiffs claim that because of the faulty manufacturing of the equipment used, Ronald Vivoid incurred more harm and bodily damage than was necessary. They also claim they incurred an influx of unnecessary hospital bills as well as loss of income due to hospitalization.

The plaintiffs are seeking compensation in amount that exceeds $50,000 from each defendant, as well as costs of the suit.

Health care providers such as doctors and nurses are held to a set of standards just as any other professional is. Just like on any other job, it is possible to make a mistake. The legal requirements of attorneys in medical malpractice or medical negligence is highly technical and requires expertise and experience. Medical products, like any other product on the market should also be held up to scrutiny and insure the highest quality standards. When such standards are not met, patients and their loved ones suffer needlessly.

If you or a loved one believes they have suffered as a result of medical malpractice, contact the law offices of Bottar Leone, PLLC today. We will take the time to carefully evaluate your claim. One of our attorneys can then begin the process of getting you and your loved ones the compensation you deserve. Call us today for a free consultation and legal analysis.