Potential Product Liability Cases For Patients With the Biomet AES Ankle Replacement System
The Biomet AES Ankle Replacement System was designed and manufactured by a French company before being imported into the UK. The system has two metal components, made of cobalt/ chromium, with a polyethylene floating bearing in between them.
The Leeds Teaching Hospital was funded to become a “centre of excellence” for these replacement systems and as such many people in Yorkshire were fitted with them.
However, in 2009 there were reports that the device was associated with a high risk of osteolysis. Osteolysis is where particles rub off the implant and the body tries to clean these up and remove them. This causes an auto-immune reaction which causes living bone to be absorbed. This can then result in the implant loosening and bone breakages. It can be seen on x-rays and looks like there are holes in the bone itself.
If you, or a member of your family, have suffered pain or disability as a result of being fitted with a faulty Biomet AES Ankle Replacement System, 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.
If you were fitted with a Biomet AES Ankle Replacement System 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.
Over the years we have helped many people to claim compensation for suffering caused by faulty medical products and drugs. We have a great deal of experience dealing with claims involving orthopaedic devices, including the De Puy ASR and other metal on metal hip replacements.
In 2011, Chambers & Partners ranked us in the top band of law firms in the UK for claims relating to defective products. Clients reported that our lawyers "respond quickly to clients' needs and have a no-nonsense approach - they know what they are talking about and get on with it".
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.
If you would like to discuss this issue further please contact a member of our specialist team on 0370 1500 100 or complete our online enquiry form and a member of the team will contact you.
Our experienced medical negligence claims team will provide you with free initial advice on your compensation claim if you have suffered as the result of a defective or faulty medical product or medicines. View our Defective Medical Products Drugs Or Medicines Claims page for more information.