Sunday 2 October 2011

DePuy Product Liability Claims

Article by
Kevin Timms
Garden House Solicitors are acting on behalf of a number of individuals who have suffered injuries as a result of a defect in the artificial hip implant manufactured by DePuy International Limited, the DePuy ASR hip implant. This has been highly reported by Dispatches .

DePuy International Limited has recalled all the ASR devices and the recall relates to both the total hip replacement and the resurfacing devices.

There has been much controversy in recent years as to the effectiveness of metal on metal hip implants (MoM) such as the DePuy ASR. Manufacturers have proclaimed MoM hip implants to be revolutionary, enabling younger, more active individuals requiring a hip implant to continue having an active lifestyle. However, this has not been the case for our clients.

Those who may be affected by the defect in the DePuy ASR hip implant may experience a number of adverse symptoms including pain, swelling, reduced movement and problems walking. It can even lead to the formation of pseudotumours.

However, DePuy ASR users cannot be sure they have been affected without the proper investigation and it is therefore necessary that users of the DePuy ASR hip implant contact their surgeon immediately to have ion blood-tests. There are only a handful of hospitals which can conduct the tests and it is therefore essential that samples are taken using the proper equipment and in accordance with best practice.

If you have concerns about the proper investigation for establishing whether your DePuy ASR hip implant has failed or is about to fail please contact Kevin Timmswho will be happy to discuss the process with you.

Another concern with the use of MoM hip implants such as the DePuy ASR is the long term biological effects of users exposure to orthopaedic metal alloys and the effect the metal wear particles can have on the body.

If you would like free advice on whether you, a friend or family member are entitled to make a product liability claim against the manufacturer of the DePuy ASR hip implant please contact Kevin Timms on 01992 422 128 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            01992 422 128      end_of_the_skype_highlighting or email Kevin at

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