Recalled DePuy Metal Hip Replacement Claims

If you have suffered as a result of a DePuy metal hip implant, the specialist team of solicitors at JMW is here to help you make a claim for compensation.

We are an industry-leading clinical negligence department led by some of the most renowned lawyers in the sector. Not only that, our experience in dealing with claims of this kind puts us in the perfect position to achieve a positive outcome for you.

To speak to our team about how we can help you, call us for free on 0800 054 6512 or complete our online enquiry form and we will get back to you as soon as we can. We will provide a free initial assessment of your claim and advise you on what to do next. 

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About DePuy Hip Implants

Approximately 70,000 patients undergo hip replacement surgery in the UK a year. The vast majority of patients have a successful outcome and a release from the pain and restricted mobility they suffered before the operation.

In August 2010, Johnson & Johnson withdrew its main metal-on-metal resurfacing product, the DePuy ASR, from use because of higher than expected rates of failure in patients who had received that product during surgery. By the time the ASR product was recalled, some studies had shown that 50 per cent of DePuy ASR hip replacements had failed because of adverse reactions to metal debris within six years of implantation. 

Common Symptoms

Over time, patients began to report worrying symptoms, including:

  • Loosening of their hip components
  • Soft tissue reactions
  • Fluid collections around the joint
  • Hip fractures
  • Raised cobalt and chromium ions in the bloodstream
  • Severe pain
  • Restricted mobility, even after the recovery period for surgery had passed

Many patients who have received DePuy ASR hip implants have suffered years of pain and restricted mobility and have subsequently required at least one operation to revise their hip implant. Large numbers of patients have taken legal action in the UK to obtain compensation for their losses.

If you have suffered as a result of a DePuy hip implant, we can help you make a claim for compensation. 

  1. How Do I Know What Type of Hip Implant I Received?

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    The hospital where your original surgery was performed will have retained the product labels from the implant used during your surgery and will therefore be able to confirm the exact product that was used. You may have received correspondence from the hospital where your surgery was performed inviting you to go back to hospital for follow up treatment.

    We can help you find out the kind of hip implant you received.

  2. What Do I Have to Prove to Bring a Claim?

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    To bring a successful claim you need to prove that the hip implant you received was defective within the definition of the Consumer Protection Act 1987. You will also need to prove that you have suffered additional injury as a consequence of an adverse reaction to the metal debris generated by your hip implant.

    In addition, you will need to rule out other potential causes for a poor outcome following surgery that are not related to the failure of the hip implant, for example infection, or poor surgical technique. The starting point in every case is to obtain your clinical notes and records but it may also be necessary to obtain the opinion of an independent orthopaedic surgeon.

  3. How Can I Fund My Case?

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    Many of our clients are initially concerned about the prospect of taking on a large multi-national company, but there are methods of funding your claim that protect you from the risk of paying out legal fees, even if the claim is unsuccessful.

    Unfortunately, Legal Aid is not available for claims against DePuy irrespective of your financial means. You may have legal expenses insurance cover through one of your existing insurance policies that could cover your claim, or alternatively your solicitor will be able to offer you a Conditional Fee Agreement (no win, no fee).

  4. Is There a Time Limit For Making a Claim?

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    Generally, court proceedings need to be brought within three years of the date that you knew, or ought to have known, that you had sustained an injury as a result of your defective hip implant.

    There is an additional time limit for claims arising from defective products and claims cannot be brought more than ten years after the date that the defective hip implant was put into circulation. If you believe that you have suffered an injury as a result of a defective hip implant it is important that you seek legal advice as soon as possible.

Why Choose JMW?

With a strong track record in recovering compensation for individuals just like you, our clinical negligence department has the experience and understanding of cases of this kind to recover the maximum amount of compensation possible. This will help to compensate you for your suffering as well as any expenses you incurred as a result of your injury.

We are recognised in the legal industry as a leading clinical negligence department. Highly regarded solicitor Eddie Jones heads up the team, which includes members of the Law Society's specialist panel for clinical negligence and the Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) solicitors' panel. 

Talk to Us

To speak to us about making a claim against DePuy simply call us on 0800 054 6512 or complete our online enquiry form and we will call you back at a convenient time for you.



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