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Expertise And Understanding From Irwin Mitchell
In August 2010, De Puy Orthopaedics (a division of Johnson & Johnson) recalled the ASR Hip Resurfacing System and ASR XL Acetabular System after reports of high rates of failure across England and Wales.
The ASR components have been associated with pseudo-tumours and metal ion release and many patients have suffered extensive damage to the tissue around the hip.
Recent figures from the British Orthopaedic Association put the failure rate of the De Puy ASR between 21% at 4 years and 49% at 6 years.
If you, or a member of your family, have suffered pain or disability as a result of being fitted with a faulty ASR hip, our expert defective products team could help you to claim compensation.
We’re well known for our understanding of compensation claims for people injured by defective or faulty products and we will fight fearlessly to achieve the best outcome for your claim. We know what positive action to take to help you and our expert team can offer the dedication and sensitivity you need. Above all, we will put you first.
Our Experience In Metal Hip Implant Claims
If you were fitted with a De Puy metal hip implant and have suffered pain or disability as a result, you will want to know that your legal advisors have the experience needed to help you with your claim.
"It was incredible, impressive and comforting how each member of the team was there to support us at different times." Mr R, Northumberland
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We are already working on claims for a large number of patients who were left in serious pain after being fitted with one of the affected implants, the De Puy ASR or ASR XL hip replacement device. Many of our clients have needed operations to remove the failed implants and have been left with long-term disability.
Common symptoms include pain and loss of mobility. We are also concerned that failure of the implants has led to the release of metal ions into the blood which could cause other medical problems for patients in the future.
Our expert team is also investigating a number of claims involving hip implants made by other manufacturers, including the Corin Cormet and the Zimmer Durom.
Over the years we have helped many people to claim compensation for suffering caused by faulty medical products and drugs, including:
- Silicone breast implants
- Contraceptive implants
- Corneal implants
Our defective products team is regularly highly ranked in the leading independent guides to the legal profession, with the Legal 500 2013 stating "The ‘level of knowledge of the product liability team is extraordinary’; the lawyers are ‘tenacious but balanced in their views’."
This experience means we know what needs to be done to bring the manufacturer to task and help you to achieve the best possible compensation settlement.
How We Handle De Puy ASR Hip Claims
When you choose us for your claim, we will assign one of the specialist solicitors already working on hip implant and hip replacement claims. Your solicitor will keep in touch throughout your claim and will keep you up-to-date in language that is clear and easy to understand.
If needed, we will help you access early compensation payments (interim payments) to help you fund private medical treatment and rehabilitation. We can also offer advice on state benefits and other financial issues.
For more information on how we could help you, call 0800 056 4110 or contact us and we will get back to you.
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The above information relates to the law in England and Wales.
All Scottish cases will be handled by the Scottish law firm with which we are associated, Irwin Mitchell Scotland LLP. The law relating to funding is different in Scotland and you will receive separate advice about what that means as well as a separate funding agreement.