DePuy Hip Replacement Claims

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
DePuy Hip Replacement problems - Medical negligence claims advice

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 the manufacturers.

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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