A dislocated hip, fractured hip, or fracture pelvis can be extremely painful and frequently will make it nearly impossible for an injured worker to return to work. Hip injuries ordinarily require an extensive amount of physical therapy; however, many hip injuries require surgical repair or even total hip replacement in order to properly treat the injury.
Hip Injury Facts
As reported by the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently issued statistics for every hospital in the United States that performs a significant number of hip and knee replacement operations. The statistics highlight which hospitals have a high success rate, with no need for patients to return for any revision surgeries, and which hospitals have a below average success rate – with patients who do not undergo a successful initial operation.
Among Georgia hospitals, Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital had some of the best results for hip and knee replacements in the country. Floyd Medical Center in Rome, on the other hand, was listed among the national hospitals with the worst outcomes for these operations.
While the data released consisted of outcomes for Medicare patients, many injured workers undergo hip and knee replacements each year at the same hospitals covered in the study. In fact, many times the doctors who perform hip and knee replacements for Medicare patients are performing the same surgeries, in the same hospitals, for workers’ compensation patients.
Bader Scott Injury Lawyers is always focused on keeping abreast of which hospitals, and which doctors, provide the best outcomes for our clients. Whenever any of our workers’ compensation clients is in need of any type of operation, whether it be a hip or knee surgery, a carpal tunnel release surgery, or a spinal fusion, we make sure to get them to the best doctor possible
For a free legal consultation with a hip injuries lawyer serving Atlanta, call (404) 888-8888
How an Atlanta Workers’ Compensation Attorney Can Assist You
Being hurt while working can be a scary experience and may leave you wondering how you’re going to pay your medical bills or support yourself and your family. To make sure that you never have to worry about these things, you need the help of the attorneys at Bader Scott Injury Lawyers. We’ll work hard to make sure that your claim for workers’ compensation benefits is approved! Call us now at (404) 888-8888 for more details about how we can start helping you today.