Metal on metal hips

Our Hugh James metal on metal hip replacement compensation solicitors represent patients who have suffered personal injury as a result of receiving the controversial metal on metal hip implant. The implant is linked to numerous health issues, and our team of specialist solicitors can help you make a metal on metal hip compensation claim.

Following the recent announcement by the MHRA, the government’s health regulator, that they advise all metal on metal hip replacement patients to be monitored annually, Hugh James Head of Harmful Products, Mark Harvey stated: “Hugh James solicitors are representing over 100 DePuy ASR and other metal on metal patients. We have seen the immense distress that early failure of these implants can cause. We are glad to see that the MHRA has recommended annual blood testing of all metal on metal hip patients. As part of the metal on metal hip compensation claims we are pursuing the cost of annual check-ups, and if necessary future treatments are being included”.


Metal on metal hip replacement injuries

The metal on metal hip replacement was first introduced to the UK in the 1990s. The system uses a metal ball and cup, which when combined form a replica hip joint. Manufacturers use a coating to lubricate the metal cup and ball system in an attempt to prevent friction and wear. The coating on a number of these hip replacement systems has been ineffective, resulting in fragments of metal being released into the body, causing soft tissue damage also known as soft tissue necrosis. In other cases the coupling has failed to trap the body’s natural fluids, allowing the two metal parts to rub together, to the same effect.

The Medicines and Healthcare Product Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has investigated the dangers faced by metal-on-metal hip replacement systems, with an expert advisory group set up to look at the management of patients. In February 2012 the MHRA issued updated recommendations which advise that affected metal-on-metal hip replacement patients should be monitored annually for the life of the hip replacement. This superseded previous advice which called for patients to be monitored for a minimum of five years following surgery.

Claiming compensation for metal on metal hip replacements

Those affected may be able to make a no win, no fee metal on metal hip compensation claim. The personal injury compensation may include:

  • loss of earnings;
  • financial loss;
  • travel expenses;
  • alternative treatment costs; and
  • compensation for ill health, trauma and distress caused.

Our metal on metal hip solicitors are currently investigating claims for patients who have received:

  • DePuy ASR;
  • Zimmer Durom;
  • Wright Conserve metal-on-metal hip replacements

For further information or to register your personal injury compensation claim, contact the Harmful Products team at Hugh James by completing our online enquiry form at the top of this page. Initial advice and consultation is free with no win, no fee available where appropriate.

Metal on metal hip compensation solicitors

Our metal on metal hip compensation solicitors work within the Harmful Products Team at Hugh James. Our solicitors have, for many years, successfully represented people making harmful product personal injury compensation claims.

Our team of specialist metal on metal hip and harmful product solicitors are recognised throughout the UK and are top ranked within the Chambers and Partners, and Legal 500 independent legal guides.

Our harmful product solicitors have successfully claimed compensation for people affected by pharmaceutical products and medical devices. We are currently leading group actions for patients affected by the DePuy ASR metal-on-metal hip replacement system, and women who received the highly publicised PIP breast implants. Rest assured that our team of metal-on-metal hip replacement compensation solicitors will give you the best possible support and guidance during your metal-on-metal hip compensation claim.



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