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There are few medical devices on the open market without a rate of failure. So long as this rate remains low, there are few issues for patients that receive these products. When a significant number of individuals face difficulties from the same product, the companies that manufacture the products are responsible for recalling those products and compensating victims that have suffered as a result.


The primary issue with hip replacements is that the devices used as the hip replacement become loose within a short time period following the replacement. In other words, the hip replacement loosens from the hip bone and this leads to the individuals becoming disabled again. The procedure that was intended to get their quality of life back, winds up creating more problems. Common complications arising from a defective hip replacement include pain and discomfort, difficulty in standing up, difficulty in walking, and in some cases difficulties and severe pain when any mobility or movement occurs. When these complications arise, the surgery known as revision surgery will occur to correct the problems. If the hip replacement in question has come from a company that has manufactured a recalled product, often times the company will offer to pay for the revision surgery.


Many patients will say that if the company has offered to pay for this second surgery, why would a hip recall lawsuit be necessary? The answer rests in the fact that if a company has taken advantage of their consumers by providing a product they know is ineffective, their responsibility for compensation goes above and beyond paying for a second surgery as this individual has already suffered severe impacts to their quality of life as a result of this defective product. A hip recall attorney can greatly assist individuals seeking compensation for their pain and suffering as a result of a defective hip replacement.



The Diablada is a dance that originally comes from Oruro and is a material representation of a deep religious inspiration. This inspiration began with the discovery of the miraculous image of the Virgin Candelaria in the shelter of a famous thief called Nina Nina, probably in the 18th Century. The Oruro miners decided to declare said Virgin as the Patron Saint of the workers and to dance disguised as devils precisely to avoid provoking the anger of the mine's "Tio" (Uncle). The choreography of the Diablada represents the struggle between good and evil and the defeat of the seven deadly sins. This dance is performed in all the artistic and folk expressions of Bolivia and particularly in Oruro during the Carnival time.




The kantu dance is one of the most important dances in La Paz small towns, and is performed during the Oruro Carnival as well. The music and dance are characterized by ceremonial melodies and therefore attached to different kallawayas rituals. The Kantu dance is basically a couple dance, but single dancers can also participate. The movements and dance steps are similar to the movements of the kataris (snakes). The most important Kantu dance group is the Kantus Sartananis.



The morenada dance mocks white men, who are depicted leading imported African slaves. Some highly embroidered and colorful costumes imitate pre-Columbian dresses. It is also one of the most popular highland dances, performed also during the Oruro Carnival. La Morenada was inspired by the sufferings of the African slaves brought to Bolivia in order to work in the Silver Mines of Potosi. The enormous tongue of the dark masks is meant to represent the physical state of these mine workers and the rattling of the "Matracas" is frequently associated with the sound of the slave chains.



The Tobas dance is a special representation of energy - a singular dance with impressive jumps performed by the dancers to impress the audience. This unique dance is performed during religious and other festivities as well as the Oruro Carnival. The women and men dance tobas in separate blocks with special costumes made with feathers and colorful fabrics. The Tobas use a skirt, a small poncho and large feathered turbans. The dance steps have special names: Bolivar (quick with regular jumps); camba (very agile, one meter high jumps); chucu-chucu (with a faster rhythm that amuse the audience, in the foot tips, almost in the knees); and the cullahui jump.



The Caporales is a typical Bolivian dance legacy of the Spanish. The dance is very popular especially in the carnivals and festivities such as the Oruro Carnival. A male caporal dress would depict an old Spanish military guard. Wearing heeled boots bearing large bells known as "cascabeles", a male dancer carries a hat in his left hand and a whip in his right. A female caporal dress consists of a minidress with matching panties, skin-color pantyhose, fancy shoes, and a round top hat pinned to her hair. Lots of colorful sequins are used in the caporal costumes. Men and women usually dance separately in a progressive march style dance. An interminable line of color

and shine light up the streets, accompanied by the energy and smiles of the dancers. The Caporales is most popular among young men and women in their twenties and early thirties because of its physical demand. The Caporales music is contagious and rhythmic: the people who watch the spectacle join the dance celebration with special claps and shoulder movements.


There are few if any medical procedures that come with a 100% success rate. Even so, no person should have to suffer when they receive a medical procedure or product that leads to complications or pain and suffering. When a case of pain and suffering caused by a medical product or intervention such as a hip replacement occurs, there may be a case for a lawsuit seeking compensation for that pain and suffering. For Florida residents that have any questions over whether or not a particular medical product or intervention is causing pain and suffering that is eligible for compensation, a Miami Medical Malpractice Lawyer can help determine if there is case for a lawsuit. When it comes to the medical product of a hip replacement, an attorney such as this or a hip recall attorney can help those receive compensation for their pain and suffering.


When it comes to a hip implant or replacement, for those that are suffering from hip degeneration, the device can be a lifesaver in terms of bringing back the quality of life for an individual that has been disabled as a result of hip problems. The problem with this device however is that as effective as they can sometimes be, they only work for approximately fifteen years. As such, a repeat surgery fifteen years later is often required to ensure that individual maintains their quality of life they resumed following a hip replacement surgery. Unfortunately, a hip replacement is still an implant of a foreign body into the human body, and if the initial hip replacement proves to be defective, as is often the case, a revision surgery will be required much sooner than originally anticipated.




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