DePuy Hip Settlement Claims
We are investigating DePuy ASR hip compensation claims. Currently, our DePuy ASR hip solicitors represent more than 100 patients who wish to claim personal injury compensation after having the controversial metal on metal DePuy ASR hip implanted. Contact us today for free initial advice and guidance on making a compensation claim, without obligation.
DePuy hip compensation claims
Johnson & Johnson subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. is the manufacturer of metal-on-metal hip replacements, ASR hip replacement system, and ASR hip resurfacing systems.
DePuy ASR hip replacement implants have been in clinical use in the UK since July 2003. However, following the discovery that the revision rate of these systems is higher than expected, DePuy issued a recall of the products. This includes the ASR hip replacement system and ASR hip resurfacing systems.
Our DePuy hip claims experience
DePuy’s recall includes funding the costs of investigation and treatment and patient’s expenses. However, in conjunction with a handful of other law firms across Britain, Hugh James has been negotiating for the payment of compensation for all of the effects of having these implants treatments.
This compensation may include the payment of loss of earnings or nursing care. In addition, the claim will include an independent review of the long-term effects of the implant and its revision.
We are currently representing patients who have been part of this recall and have either had their DePuy implants replaced or are being investigated to determine if they will need to.
Do I need to get my joint prosthesis replaced?
The answer to this question depends on the severity of your symptoms and the extent of the damage being caused by the replacement joint.
Typical symptoms of joint implant failure include:
- Pain or aching in the joint and surrounding area
- Reduced mobility
- Difficulty sleeping
If you experience any of these symptoms, then your first course of action should be to contact your doctor for advice. Be sure to ask them what make and model of joint prosthesis you have.
Your next course of action should be to contact our Harmful Products team to see if you have a claim.
Some patients who have defective joint implants may not experience any physical symptoms of failure. Abnormal blood test results and x-rays can also be signs of a defective implant.
Am I eligible to make a claim?
Replacement joints do not typically last as long as natural joints do. Because of this, not all joint implants are eligible to claim. If a particular type of replacement joint experiences higher than expected rates of failure then patients may be able to claim.
The best way to be sure is by having a conversation with a specialist solicitor who will know which implants and what scenarios qualify to claim. The Harmful Products team at Hugh James is always just an email or a phone call away.
How long do I have to make a claim?
Claims for defective products must be brought within 10 years of the date that the product left the control of the manufacturer and was put into circulation. This is usually shortly after the date of manufacture. Claims must also be brought within 3 years of the patient gaining knowledge that their hip has failed.
How do I know what kind of implant I have?
If you received an implant that there is a known problem with then you are probably already being monitored regularly by your doctor to track the extent of the damage being caused by your defective implant. Regular blood tests can detect abnormal levels of metal in the blood which will indicate if the implants are causing an adverse reaction. If you have had a joint replacement, but are worried or unsure which type you have had implanted, you should contact your doctor for advice.
When components are implanted into a patient a product label will be documented in a patient’s hospital records. The component labels will record the identity of the manufacturer and all batch and reference numbers. This information is also entered on a central register at the National Joint Registry (NJR). Patients can obtain the information from the hospital they received treatment from or the NJR.
Carlos is a Senior Associate in the Serious Injury Team. He joined Hugh James in 2012. With over two decades of pursing personal injury claims, Carlos is a highly experienced solicitor specialising in cases where clients have suffered life changing and catastrophic injuries, particularly loss of limb and polytrauma.
Carlos adopts a holistic approach ensuring rehabilitation is prioritised together with interim payments in the early stages of the claim.
With an empathetic and client- focused approach, Carlos strives to provide clear and straight forward legal guidance to clients while being mindful of the physical, emotional and financial challenges his clients face.
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