Thursday, 21 February 2013

Finsbury ADEPT Total Hip Replacement Claims

Article by
Kevin Timms

A number of individuals with Finsbury ADEPT Total Hip Replacements have instructed Garden House Solicitors to pursue a compensation claim.

The Finsbury ADEPT Total Hip Replacement (THR) was manufactured by Finsbury Orthopaedics Limited which was acquired by DePuy International Limited in 2009 and now forms part of the Johnson and Johnson group of companies.

The Finsbury ADEPT THR is a metal on metal hip replacement consisting of a metal stem, a metal modular head and a metal acetabular cup.

Kevin Timms of Garden House Solicitors is instructed to bring claims on behalf of a group of claimants on the grounds that the Finsbury ADEPT THR metal on metal (MoM) hip implant has an inherent design defect which leads to the excessive release of cobalt and chromium ions into the area around the ADEPT MoM hip implant.

The Finsbury ADEPT MoM THR was the subject of an Urgent Field Safety Notice on 15 January 2013. As a result of higher than expected revision rates for the ADEPT 12/14 Modular Head, DePuy has ordered that all ADEPT 12/14 Modular heads held by hospitals should be quarantined and returned to the manufacturer. The manufacturer states that problems associated with the ADEPT THR which led to premature revision surgery include loosening of the stem, soft tissue reactions and pain.

Garden House Solicitors have noted that as a result of these cobalt and chromium ions, patients have suffered from their muscles and bones being destroyed. Patients have needed revision surgery prematurely as a result of the damaged caused by their Finsbury ADEPT MoM THR. In some cases, the damage has been so extensive that patients have been left with an ongoing disability. Often the full extent of the damage caused by a Finsbury ADEPT MoM implant is unknown until a patient requires revision surgery where extensive metallosis and tissue and bone necrosis is noted. This can make the process of performing revision surgery more complex and result in the replacement hip implant not lasting as long as expected.

It is important that patients with a Finsbury ADEPT MoM THR contact their surgeon to arrange for an appropriate investigation to take place which should include blood tests to measure the level of cobalt and chromium ions and an MRI scan. This is all the more important if you are suffering from pain in the groin, have trouble walking or experience grinding, noises or swelling associated with the Finsbury ADEPT hip implant.

Kevin Timms is forming a group of claimants and encourages anyone with a Finsbury ADEPT MoM THR to contact him for free advice on whether a compensation claim can be taken forward on a No Win No Fee agreement.

Kevin specialises in defective product claims and is in receipt of instructions from all over the country in respect of metal on metal hip implants, both resurfacing and total hip replacement. The symptoms experienced from these hip implants are not acceptable and after sustaining life changing injuries as a result of a MoM hip implant you should seek legal advice from someone who has the expertise and understanding to guide you in your claim and to identify the right defendant to pursue.

Kevin can be contacted on 01992 422 128 or at kevin@gardenhousesolicitors.co.uk.


Tel: 01992 422 128

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