UK DePuy Claims Solicitors

In the UK, Depuy claims solicitors assist people who have suffered an injury due to the recalled ASR hip replacement systems to recover compensation for their injuries. Compensation claims can be made for other metal-on-metal medical devices when you have suffered an injury due to the negligence of the manufacturer or medical board who approved the use of faulty hip and knee replacement systems and, if you are unsure about whether you are entitled to make DePuy claims in the UK, you are invited to call and speak directly with a UK DePuy claims solicitor about your eligibility for compensation.

Latest News on DePuy Hip Replacement Recall Legal Action

Posted on: November 3rd, 2011

The latest news on the DePuy hip replacement recall made by DePuy in August 2010 surrounds events currently taking place in the United States.

Last September, Judge David A. Katz, the judge assigned to hear the multidistrict litigation case in Toledo, Ohio, issued Case Management Orders for all claimants in the class action law suits filed to date in the States, to provide  Fact Sheets and Medical Records Authorisation Forms if they have already undergone revision surgery.

The Fact Sheets and Medical Records Authorisation Forms contain basic information concerning the injuries suffered by the claimants and will substitute for individual disclosure to the defendants in the case – DePuy Orthopaedics Inc and their insurers Broadspire Services Inc. DePuy Orthopaedics now have 120 days from the receipt of these documents to present the court with detailed information about each replacement hip system which was initially implanted, and facts relating to any communication between the company, their agents and the claimant.

As much as these submissions provide basic information about each claimant, solicitors representing those making a DePuy hip replacement compensation claim will still have to compile a case for each, as damages will be awarded on an individual basis (should DePuy Orthopaedics be found liable for personal injury compensation) depending on their unique circumstances. Those still waiting to undergo revision surgery will still be able to claim for advanced pain and suffering, but awards of personal injury compensation will be distributed on the merit of each separate case.

In addition to Judge Katz´s Case management Order, the latest news on the hip replacement recall law suits is that a conference between representatives of the legal firms which have filed class action lawsuits to date has been scheduled in Toledo for Tuesday November 22nd. The judge will be in attendance to assess the progress of the Case Management Orders and decide whether pre-trial hearings are the next appropriate action.

DePuy Promotional Worker Sues Makers of Faulty Hip System

Posted on: October 18th, 2011

A former gymnast, who worked promoting the DePuy ASR Hip Replacement System prior to the product´s worldwide recall last year, is making a personal injury compensation claim against the product´s manufacturers Johnson & Johnson following difficulties with her own DePuy hip replacement system.

Penny Brown (51) of Bath, Wiltshire, had hip replacement surgery in 2004 to ease the constant pain of osteoarthritis. At this time, the DePuy ASR hip replacement system transformed her life to such a degree that she agreed to become the “face” of DePuy and promote their hip replacement systems throughout the UK.

Between 2004 and 2008, Penny was DePuy´s “patient brand” and she was used extensively throughout the world to promote the system. Penny also gave interviews about the benefits of the DePuy ASR hip replacement system and counselled patients about to have the implant surgery. However, in 2009, Penny started to develop a groin pain which was diagnosed as being caused by the hip replacement system and shefelt a clunking sensation whenever she walked anywhere.

Ms Brown was informed that she would need revision surgery which would mean the removal of the DePuy ASR hip replacement system and a replacement system installed.  She underwent her operation and has been bed-bound and unable to work ever since.

DePuy Claims Action for Blood Poisoning Injury Made

Posted on: June 3rd, 2011

A claim for DePpuy claims action for blood poisoning injury has been made by a woman who received her DePuy ASR hip replacement system as recently as November 2009.

The Depuy claims action, taken by Delores Hatcher from Wheeling, West Virginia, follows the results of a blood test in April 2011 which indicated high levels of chromium-1 and meta-cobalt in her blood – known causes of cardiovascular injury and neurological conditions such as headaches, confusion and cognitive decline, and possibly carcinogens which could lead to the development of cancer.

Delores added her DePuyclaim to the growing number of Depuy compensation claims following the hip recall of August 2010 after visiting her doctor complaining of pain around her left hip and difficulty in walking. Both Delores and her doctor were overwhelmed by the outcome of the blood tests as the hip replacement was fitted in November 2009 and had failed in a short period of time.

In her DePuy claims action for blood poisoning compensation, Delores also accused Johnson & Johnson – the parent company of DePuy Orthopaedics – of hiding known defects with the faulty hip replacement systems and alleges that they aggressively marketed the faulty hip replacement systems by paying kickbacks to medical supplies purchasers and orthopaedic surgeons.