Compensation for Faulty Hip Replacement Units
Are you among over 10,000 UK patients between 2003 and 2010 to have received a DePuy
hip replacement unit?
In 2010, 2 DePuy metal-on-metal hip replacement units, the ASR
XL Acetabular System and the ASR Hip Resurfacing System, were
recalled due to 2 design flaws eg:
- The risk of release of metal particles into the patient’s bloodstream,
causing a build-up of fluid and swelling
- Loosening of the metal cap attached to the femur, leading to dislocation
of the ball from the socket or a bone fracture
If you have noticed severe pain and swelling close to where the
surgery was done, you may have received flawed DePuy hip replacement implants.
Other symptoms that you may notice include tiredness, hip dislocation, bone fracture
near the implant site, skin rash, difficulty walking, popping or crunching sounds
and inflamed tissue.
Also, because of the DePuy ASR's design, metal-on-metal friction can cause chromium
and cobalt to enter the bloodstream. These
heavy metals are linked to cancer, chromosome damage, kidney failure
and heart problems. There is also the risk of metallosis, a very dangerous disease
which kills nerves, ligaments, tendons, bone and muscle.
Am I entitled to claim compensation if I have a flawed DePuy Hip Replacement Unit?
Some patients have been advised in writing of their hip replacement's make and model.
Are you among them? Please contact us if so – you could be entitled to make a
compensation claim for your faulty DePuy hip replacement.
If you have not heard from your hospital and you know that you have a DePuy hip
replacement, contact them as soon as possible. You should do this even if you've
not noticed any painful symptoms.
Not all patients have been advised that they have a DePuy ASR hip. If you have noticed
any of the above symptoms, please contact your surgeon or GP for a referral to your
NHS hospital without delay.
DePuy Hip Replacement Compensation Claims
If you have been affected by any of the issues outlined above and think you have
received a faulty DePuy hip replacement unit and have suffered
because of this then you could be entitled to make a claim against
Call one of our personal injury solicitors today on 0808 129
3320 or use our free, no obligation online enquiry form
and we'll call you back to discuss your DePuy Hip Replacement Claim.
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