Have you suffered harm from a defective DePuy hip implant? If so, you may be entitled to recover compensation under the Principals of negligence under the Liability for Defective Products Act 1991.
In excess of 3,500 patients have received the DePuy hip implant since 2004. One new type of hip replacement surgery, known as a metal on metal/metal implant caused significant complications for patients. The materials used in these implants were believed to be more durable than their older model ceramic counterparts. However, they have led to some patients suffering significant complications.
At the end of August 2010 the HSE informed all the hospitals’ Orthopaedic units that they should remove from their stocks a hip replacement device manufactured by DePuy Orthopaedics. In the U.S.A. DePuy recalled this metal on metal assistance called the ASR effective from March 2010. The reason for the recall was in relation to serious defects with the design of the ASR hip implant. Research has disclosed since that these products have released metal ions into the surrounding tissue causing tissue damage, bone loss and intense pain.
If you or your family have suffered the consequences associated with the defective implant from DePuy Orthopaedics or indeed any other manufacturer you should seek immediate advice from our firm to protect your legal position.
As strict time limitation periods apply we would advise you to act quickly for the purposes of protecting your legal rights.
If you have suffered harm or injury from a defective DePuy implant then please contact Liam Moloney Solicitor on 045 898000 or complete an online enquiry form.