Working at sea can throw you to the deck, cause equipment to shift, cargo to break free, or nets to roll with enough force to break or shatter your hip bones. At Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC, our maritime law attorneys have frequently represented clients who were in chronic pain and required hip replacement surgery after a maritime accident.
If you are a maritime worker who needs hip replacement surgery or hip resurfacing surgery, please contact a maritime law attorney at our firm today for a free initial consultation and case evaluation.
Our lawyers have more than 25 years of experience helping injured seamen receive the financial compensation they deserve for hip injuries. We have represented thousands of clients and won millions of dollars in damages for their injuries, lost wages, pain and suffering, medical care, and more.Hip Replacement Surgery And Other Options
In hip replacement surgery (arthroplasty), surgeons remove worn out sections of the hip bone and pelvis and replace them with new parts: a prosthetic hip. A metal rod with a ball on the end is implanted into the thigh bone. The ball fits into a plastic socket attached to the pelvic bone. The goal is to increase mobility, improve joint function, and relieve pain.
Patients who are younger than 60, not overweight, and are otherwise in good health, have options to traditional hip replacement surgery. Their doctors may recommend a new minimally invasive hip replacement surgery that uses a shorter incision and results in a faster recovery time than traditional hip replacement surgery.
Joint resurfacing may also be an option, especially for younger patients who are very active. Resurfacing covers the ball of the hip and the pelvic socket with metal. It preserves as much bone as possible so that a total hip replacement may still be an option in the future.Every Injury Deserves The Best Assistance
Whether you suffered a broken hip in a slip and fall accident or hip joint damage from a crushing injury, we can help. To learn more about how we can help you get the compensation you are entitled to receive for your injury at sea, please contact a maritime injury attorney at Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC today for a free consultation by calling 866-974-9633. From offices in Seattle and Anchorage, we represent injured maritime workers across the nation.