Hip Injury Legal Claims
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What Is a Hip Injury?
The area where the thigh bone meets the pelvis bone is called the hip. It is a ball-and-socket joint that is hard to damage when it is healthy. However, running, playing sports, or falling can cause hip injuries. Common types of hip injuries are:
These injuries can occur in a number of ways, including through the use of a defective product, being hit by someone, or by slipping and falling.
What Is a Defective Product Hip Injury Claim?
A defective product is a product placed by its manufacturer on the market that is defective in its design, manufacturing, or marketing. Hip implant devices can help people with damaged or injured hips. However, when the device is defective, it can cause a hip injury, such as:
- Improper alignment of joints
- Erosion of parts
- Metal entering into the person’s bloodstream
- Interference with blood flow to muscles
What If My Hip Injury Was the Result of a Slip and Fall?
A slip and fall injury falls under premises liability for a personal injury tort. A person injured because of someone else’s negligence, such as a slippery or damaged floor, can sue to recover damages from the hip injury. A negligence dispute requires a plaintiff to prove elements to win:
- Breach of duty
For instance, a plaintiff who slipped and fell in a grocery store must show that the grocery store owed them a duty of care to prevent the conditions that created the slip and fall. The store breached that duty because a slip and fall accident occurred. The injured person would also have to prove the grocery store’s negligence actually did cause accident. The last element requires the plaintiff to prove the accident led to their medical bills, pain and suffering, or wage loss because of their hip injury.
What If I Was Injured Because of a Battery?
A person can sue if their hip injury was the result of an intentional tort such as battery. Just like the defective product and negligence theories, a plaintiff will have to prove elements of the tort to win.
How Do I Know If I Have a Hip Injury Legal Claim?
To find out if you have a hip injury legal claim, contact a personal injury attorney. They can assist you in filing a lawsuit against the appropriate parties and represent you in legal proceedings.
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Last Modified: 08-05-2015 01:08 PM PDT
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