A group litigation order (GLO) has been approved at the High Court in London for potential claimants implanted with the DePuy Pinnacle metal on metal hip prosthesis. The GLO will allow solicitors to coordinate the litigation and to present test cases to the court outlining the common issues suffered by those implanted.
A group register of claimants has been put in place as of 1 August 2014. Individuals wishing to pursue personal injury compensation claims will need to have their cases investigated and then have their names entered onto the group register.
Hugh James solicitors are one of five firms appointed by the court under the GLO as solicitors representing claimants across England and Wales. Mark Harvey is head of the Hugh James Personal Injury Team and is representing Welsh claimants within the DePuy Pinnacle Metal on Metal GLO.
“If you are suffering health concerns after a metal on metal hip replacement, and you suspect it is a DePuy Pinnacle hip replacement, it is important that you come forward to see whether you have a claim that should be going on the register. Once the register is closed, and if you have a problem with one of these hip devices, you may no longer be able to claim compensation.”