If you believe you may have been fitted with faulty hip implants, please contact us for advice and support.
Faulty Hip Implants
Are you suffering from pain in the hips after being fitted with metal-on-metal hip implants? You may be entitled to make a hip implants compensation claim.
Hip implants are expected to last up to 15 years but some hip implant patients, who have reported that hip implants are failing after just two or three years, require expensive and painful second surgeries to have the implants replaced.
Hip implants compensation can be offered towards any pain, suffering, cost of additional surgery and financial loss you may have suffered as a result of being fitted with faulty hip implants.
Therefore, if you have believe you may have faulty hip implants, please contact our medical negligence experts today, who can offer you advice, support and assistance:
About DePuy ASR Hip Implants
DePuy ASR Hip Implants were designed to be an additional option for surgeons treating patients with severe arthritis and other diseases of the hip joint.
In August 2010, DePuy recalled the ASR XL Acetabular System and DePuy ASR Hip Resurfacing System after the UK National Joint Registry expressed concern that the cup of metal-on-metal hip implants was too shallow and this design flaw led to improper implantations. The hip implant was loosening within the body, which may result in the release of potentially dangerous levels of chromium and cobalt ions into the body.
Symptoms of a faulty Hip Implants include:
- PAIN AROUND HIPS
- SWOLLEN HIPS
- PROBLEMS WHEN WALKING
- LOOSE HIP FITTING
- FRACTURED HIP IMPLANT
- MUSCLE AND TISSUE DAMAGE
If you have are suffering from any of the above symptoms and believe you may be affected by faulty hip implants, or you are concerned about a friend or relative, please contact us as soon as possible to find out the most appropriate course of action.
We are specialists in medical litigation. Our dedicated team is here to help you.
To enquire about compensation for Hip Implants:
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Hip Implants – Latest News
The Telegraph (1st November 2012) – On Friday, a committee of MPs warned of “several areas of weakness” in the regulation of artificial hips and other medical devices.
BBC NEWS HEALTH (1st November 2012) – Current Europe-wide regulation on medical implants, such as hip replacement joints, is too slow to change, the parliamentary committee say.
Daily Mail (2nd October 2012) – Women who had worn-out replacement hips are more likely to need a second operation.
CORDIS (25th September 2012) – Researchers have found that thigh size in obese people may contribute to their hip implants failing. If thighs become too large they may actually push each other outward and force the hip implant out of the socket.
Sussex Express (8th August 2012) – Patients with a common type of metal hip implant have been told they should have annual check ups. The all-metal devices have been found to wear down at an accelerated rate and could potentially cause damage and deterioration in the bone and tissue around the hip.
Sleaford Standard (2nd August 2012) – Researchers have found that metal-on-metal hip implants have higher failure rates than other types of hip replacements; with an estimated rate of 6.2%
Mercury (28th June 2012) – A man in Texas has filed a lawsuit claiming he has experienced pain, fatigue and elevated chromium and cobalt levels from his left DePuy ASR Hip Implant
Mercury (28th June 2012) – Government health experts are recommending regular blood and imaging tests for people who are experiencing pain from metal-on-metal hip implants; amid growing evidence that the devices can break down early and expose patients to dangerous metallic particles.
Mercury (25th June 2012) – “There is no evidence that metal-on-metal hip replacements increase the risk of cancer,” the BBC have reported today. The story is based on a study that found patients with metal-on-metal hip replacements did not have a higher risk than the general population of developing cancer after surgery, or a greater risk than patients with hip replacements made of other materials.
Times Union (18th June 2012) – A new study, published on March 13th 2012, revealed that metal-on-metal Hip Replacements (including Wright Profemur Hip Replacements) give poor implant survival compared with other options and should not be implanted.
Bognor Regis Observer (12th June 2012) – The BBC has reported today that there is no evidence that metal-on-metal hip replacement causes the risk of cancer. This story is based on a study that patients with metal-on-metal hip replacement did not have a higher risk of developing cancer then the general population.
nzDoctor (11th June 2012) – Hip implants with metal liners are being recalled in New Zealand and worldwide by its overseas manufacturer. A UK company says its R3 hip implant metal liner is not performing as well as was desired. 139 of the implants have been supplied to New Zealand.