In October 2010, DePuy Orthopaedrics issued a recall of DePuy ASR (Artificial Surface Replacement) Hip Replacement, claiming that they recalled the implant as soon as they became aware of the units complication.
However various reports had been sent to medical bodies and DePuy themselves, describing the implants failure from as long ago as 2003, meaning that DePuy had continued to sell the units to hospitals regardless of the possible danger to public health, more than likely fearing legal repercussions.
Doctors and patients have noted a one in eight failure within the first five years of the implants being used, which has resulted in corrective surgery for some patients and pain for others, not to mention the worry caused to patients of what has caused these complications and what they can do about it.
People with the DePuy Hip Replacements need to be made aware of what they can do if the hip fails, which is why Hattons Solicitors are trying to raise the awareness of this implant failure and what patients can do about it.
Symptoms of the DePuy hip failure include…
The ASR implant unit was widely used in younger people, as the unit was supposed to allow for original bone tissue to be retained. However, excruciating pain and loss of sensation in parts of their legs has left patients wondering which way to turn.
Doctors claim that around 10,000 people across the UK could be affected by the failed hip replacement. Hundreds of these UK patients are based in Merseyside, suffering from crippling pain, due to the implants failure.
Click here to read the advice for what to do if you think you have a problem with your Hip Implant
The failure of the DePuy Hip Replacement is a problem that could leave patients confused and unsure of what to do for the best.
At Hattons Solicitors we deal with all people who are faced with a medical negligence problem on an individual basis, helping to answer the individual questions that may be bothering you.
Click here to read our article on the problems and symptoms involved with the Depuy Hip Replacement
For initial advice on the problems you are having from your DePuy Hip Replacement call our team of legal specialists today on 0800 298 9690 or fill in the Claim Now form to the right of the screen and someone will call or email you back.
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