Defective Knee or Hip Implants, How to Identify Your Implant
There have been numerous recalls in the recent past and current on certain knee and hip implants. In order to identify if you have a faulty knee or hip implant, you will need the serial number called Unique device identifier. This information can be found in your surgical records.
It is here that they will record the name of the implanted device, its lot number and serial number. This is within your medical records within the hospital where you had your surgery. It is important to obtain these in order to determine if you have a faulty implant. You can request your own medical records from that facility. You are entitled to a copy of your records.
If your faulty knee or hip implant is removed, ask your doctor to keep this device until you can speak with an attorney.