We successfully secured compensation for a man who required a further knee revision procedure, ultimately leading to an amputation of his leg, after he received a faulty knee implant.
While undergoing a knee replacement, our client was fitted with a prosthetic implant. The replacement failed and he had to return for further surgery only three and a half years later.
The original prosthetic was defective and had to be replaced. Not only did this mean that our client had to undergo the pain of a second procedure and recuperation period, but complications arising from the defective implant also accelerated his need for an above the knee amputation of his leg.
Working with an orthopaedic surgical and mechanical engineering expert, we showed that the faulty replacement had failed prematurely and added significant difficulties to the pain the client had already been through.
He was represented in his claim by Sallie Booth, Partner in the Product Liability team. She said “It’s extremely important that implants are produced to meet rigorous safety and durability standards. The failure of an implant can result in unnecessary surgery, increased pain, loss of mobility and the acceleration of future treatment – such as amputation. I hope that the funds we secured for our client will assist him in making necessary adaptations to his home and help with his future care needs.
If you or a loved one has suffered due to a defective product, our expert personal injury solicitors could help you claim compensation. View our Defective Product Claims page for more information.
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