You may have noticed
recently in the news, potential claims for compensation
for people who have undergone hip replacement surgery.
At Andersons, we've been investigating these claims and have now
commenced proceedings in relation to a Representative Action for
our affected clients. The hip replacement in question is the
DePuy Orthopaedics Inc ASR Hip.
Some of these people underwent surgery several years ago and
developed painful symptoms some time after the standard recovery
period. Some developed painful bursas and large painful
lumps, which when drained contained metal fragments from the hip
replacement joint. Others had problems with the hip joint
"locking up" and causing pain and stiffness. Several of our
clients have had to undergo revision surgery to have the faulty hip
taken out and replaced.
Most of our clients did not know that these symptoms could have
been happening because their hip replacement was faulty until
they received a letter from their doctor about it.
In addition to recalling the hips, DePuy has partnered with
a Claims Management company to reimburse claimants who have
received one of these hips and who have had to have further medical
treatment as a result of a faulty hip replacement. This
further treatment has ranged from blood tests to check for raised
chromium and cobalt levels to the costs associated with revision
surgery and rehabilitation.
It's important to note though, that they're only paying for medical
expenses associated with replacing the faulty hip. They're
not taking into account loss of wages, pain and suffering and any
ongoing or future losses. In many cases, we think you're
entitled to more than just a replacement hip.
Have you had a DePuy ASR hip replacement and it's not working out
for you? Do you know someone in this situation? We're
offering a "No Win No Fee" representation so call us today on 1800
653 655 or visit us at Andersons Solicitors.
For obligation free
Freecall 1800 653