Metal-On-Metal Hip Replacement Claims

Finsbury ADEPT Hip Replacement Claims

If you or a loved one have been fitted with a Finsbury ADEPT hip replacement system that failed and caused harm, our experienced solicitors may be able to help you make a claim for compensation.

Manufactured by Finsbury Orthopaedics (now owned by DePuy International, part of Johnson & Johnson), the metal-on-metal ADEPT hip replacement devices have been recalled because of their high revision rates – the need for removal and replacement surgery after implantation. They have been known to cause soft-tissue and bone damage and excessive pain in patients who have had them fitted. The problems concern all sizes of the ADEPT 12/14 modular head used in a total hip replacement and the ADEPT hip resurfacing implants with head sizes smaller than 48mm.

A large number of people in the UK have been fitted with Finsbury's ADEPT implant systems. Although they were recalled in January 2013 and January 2014, there is still a risk that they could cause harm to patients – and our lawyers have been helping affected people to claim the compensation they deserve.

If you or a loved one has been injured by a Finsbury ADEPT hip replacement and want to claim, then we'll make sure you're supported through every step of the legal process. We have decades of experience in dealing with medical product liability claims, and if you need access to medical treatment or rehabilitation, we will be able to help you find services located close to you.

To talk about claiming compensation for issues that have been caused by a Finsbury ADEPT hip replacement implant, please call us today on 0800 121 6567 for a free initial consultation about your case, or contact us online. We'll talk through your situation, and give you our expert advice what to do next. There's no obligation for you to continue with us after this initial call.

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Finsbury ADEPT Hip Replacement Claims - More Information
    • How Much Can I Claim?
    • How much compensation you receive for an injury caused by a defective medical product will depend on various factors related to your injury, its circumstances, and the support and rehabilitation you need.

      The amount of compensation you could claim is based on many factors, including:

      • Current and future loss of earnings from being unable to return to work
      • Medical and travel expenses you've had to pay
      • Your care and support needs – both now and in the future
      • Whether you need modifications to your home
      • Whether you need mobility aids or specialist equipment
      • Your pain and suffering, and the nature of any ongoing problems you have

      For more information, call us on 0800 121 6567 and we'll be happy to discuss your options in a free initial consultation.

    • How Long Do I Have To Make A Claim?
    • You generally have to make a compensation claim for personal injury within three years of the date of the injury or illness caused by a defective medical product. There are exceptions to this including for children and individuals who are unable to make their own legal decisions.

      Defective product claims must also be brought within 10 years of the date the product went into circulation. This 10 year time limit cannot be extended.

      Time limits are judged strictly on a case-by-case basis by the courts, so it's best to get in touch with us for some advice. Call today on 0800 121 6567 for a free consultation on your case, and we'll be happy to help.

    • What's The Claims Process?
    • To make a compensation claim for an injury or illness caused by a defective medical product, the first thing you need to do is get in touch with us for a free consultation. We'll discuss what's happened to you, advise you on whether or not we think you can claim, and work out whether you could benefit from a No Win No Fee* arrangement.

      If you do decide to make a claim with us, we'll usually follow the same three stages:

      1. Investigation. We'll begin by determining the extent of your injury or illness, and any losses that you may experience as a result. This may involve an examination carried out by a medical expert.
      2. Compensation. We'll work out how much compensation you should get based on the severity of your injuries, your pain and suffering, any medical expenses you've had, and your ability to get back to work. We'll put this amount to your opponent, and they can either accept or contest your claim.
      3. Conclusion. If your opponent accepts liability, you'll be awarded compensation. If not, court proceedings will begin.

        Starting proceedings doesn't mean that your claim will definitely go to trial. Instead, it means that the court will put a timetable in place and manage your claim towards trial. There is still the possibility for your opponent to settle.

        If you do have to go to court, we'll be there to support you every step of the way. If we agreed to handle your claim under a No Win No Fee* arrangement, then you won't have to pay anything if you are unsuccessful.

      If you have any questions about the claims process, please contact us today on 0800 121 6567 for your free initial consultation.

    • Can I Make A No Win No Fee* Claim?
    • To make a compensation claim for an injury caused by a defective medical product, the first thing you need to do is get in touch with us for a free consultation. We'll discuss what's happened to you, advise you on whether or not we think you can claim, and work out whether you could benefit from a No Win No Fee* arrangement.

      If you do decide to make a claim with us, we'll usually follow the same three stages:

      1. Investigation. We'll begin by determining the extent of your injury or illness, and any losses that you may experience as a result. This may involve an examination carried out by a medical expert.
      2. Compensation. We'll work out how much compensation you should get based on the severity of your injuries, your pain and suffering, any medical expenses you've had, and your ability to get back to work. We'll put this amount to your opponent, and they can either accept or contest your claim.
      3. Conclusion. If your opponent accepted blame, you'll be awarded compensation. If not, court proceedings will begin.

        Starting proceedings doesn't mean that your claim will definitely go to trial. Instead, it means that the court takes over the management of your case – and there is still the opportunity for your opponent to settle.

        If you do have to go to court, we'll be there to support you every step of the way. If we agreed to handle your claim under a No Win No Fee* arrangement, then you won't have to pay anything if you were unsuccessful.

      If you have any questions about the claims process, please contact us today on 0800 121 6567 for your free initial consultation.

Meeting manufacturing specifications is a must for companies producing medical devices, especially those designed to be implanted within the body. People are entitled to expect the highest levels of safety.”

Tim Annett, Partner
Defective Products

Frequently Asked Questions

What Problems Have Been Linked To Finsbury's ADEPT Hip Replacement Systems?

While Finsbury's ADEPT hip replacement devices were marketed as high-end, precision medical products, there have been a number of problems attributed to them, including:

  • Excessive pain
  • Swelling
  • Soft tissue damage
  • Bone damage
  • Trouble with mobility
  • Metallosis - a type of metallic poisoning

These problems are mainly due to the fact that the implant's metal-on-metal construction releases unacceptable amounts of metal wear debris and metal ions into the surrounding tissue and bloodstream, which is caused when the metal components of the hip replacement system rub against one another and degrade. This process can cause temporary or permanent injury.

In January 2013, Finsbury Orthopaedics recalled the ADEPT 12/14 modular head that was used as part of a total hip replacement. A year later in January 2014, the company recalled all components smaller than a 48mm femoral head that featured in their ADEPT resurfacing implant.

The reason for the recall was the release of metal ions into the surrounding blood, soft tissue and bone, a cause of the product's higher revision rates. The 12/14 modular head had a seven-year revision rate of 12.1% from 381 patients in the UK, and the resurfacing implant had a seven-year revision rate of 11.6% for head sizes smaller than 48mm. Both of these are far higher than the average revision rate for traditional hip implants.

If you've experienced any of the issues noted above, we recommend that you seek immediate medical attention and visit your GP as soon as possible.

To find out whether you'll be able to make a claim for compensation, seek advice from our expert solicitors. Call us today on 0800 121 6567, or contact us online for a free, no-obligation initial consultation about your case.

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Who Can Make A Finsbury ADEPT Hip Replacement Claim?

Over the course of the product's lifetime, thousands of people received Finsbury's ADEPT hip replacement implants. If you or a loved one had one of these devices and it caused medical issues, you may be able to claim compensation.

If you were personally affected, you normally have three years to make a claim, either from the date of injury, or the date you ought to have known your injury was caused by the Finsbury ADEPT hip implant. Claims arising from defective products also have to be brought within 10 years of the product going into circulation – so it’s important to contact us as soon as possible to find out if you can claim.

You may also be able to claim on behalf of a loved one who's unable to make legal decisions because they lack mental capacity. In these situations the three year time limit does not apply, although the 10 year limit will.

If your injuries were a result of faults with the hip implant itself, we will claim against the manufacturer. If complications were caused by mistakes made during the surgical procedure, you may be able to make a claim on the grounds of medical negligence against whoever performed the surgery, such as a hospital trust or a private medical provider.

We are currently acting for a number of people who were injured by the ADEPT 12/14 modular head and/or resurfacing implant with a head size smaller than 48mm. As such, you may be able to pursue a group claim, which can give you an advantage by consolidating a larger body of evidence.

If you're not sure whether or not you'll be able to make a claim, it's best to seek some advice from the experts. Call us today on 0800 121 6567, or contact us online, for a free, no-obligation initial consultation about your case.

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Why Choose Irwin Mitchell For A Finsbury ADEPT Hip Replacement Claim?

Our medical negligence and product liability lawyers have decades of combined experience in dealing with metal-on-metal hip resurfacing claims. During this time, we have helped many people pursue defective medical product claims against large medical companies and organisations, and understand how injuries affect every aspect of patients' lives. We'll use all of this knowledge to ensure you get the compensation and help you need.

Pursuing a medical device defect claim may seem daunting, especially if you will be challenging a large medical company or organisation in court. However, there's no need to worry - our expert solicitors will make sure you're given the advice and support you need throughout the process, giving you complete peace of mind to focus on your recovery.

We'll do all we can to help you get the compensation you deserve, and if you're in need of physiotherapy, surgery or any other form of medical support, we'll make sure your compensation reflects this. We'll also help you access the necessary care and rehabilitation while your claim is ongoing, a policy which has seen us win Post Magazine’s Rehabilitation Award for Claimant Solicitors on seven occasions.

If you have any questions or concerns about making a claim, or simply want to know how we can help, then please give us a call today on 0800 121 6567 or contact us online, for a free initial consultation on your case. You have no obligation to continue with Irwin Mitchell after this initial call.

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