Faulty Metal-on-Metal HipFree legal advice about a metal on metal hip implant
Faulty Metal on Metal Hip Implants
In August 2010 the parent company of DePuy Orthopaedics, Johnson and Johnson, recalled their ASR hip implant after obtaining data indicating that the failure rates were unreasonably high resulting in a number of patients having to undergo repeat surgery to rectify the problem.
In February 2012 the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Authority (MHRA) released a medical alert in relation to all metal on metal hip implants, not simply those manufactured and distributed by DePuy, which we have summarised as follows:-
- The MHRA were keen to emphasise that the majority of patients with metal on metal implants are thought to be at low risk of developing any serious problems.
- A small number of patients with metal on metal hip implants may be at danger of developing a form of blood poisoning in the most serious of cases.
- Anyone who is concerned should visit their doctor so that further tests can be carried out.
Help for a metal on metal hip claim
We do not believe in scaremongering or worrying our clients unnecessarily and would re-emphasise the advice issued by the MHRA that it would appear that the vast majority of hip implants do seem to be safe and should not be a cause for concern. However, please look out for the following symptoms:-
- Swelling around your hip replacement
- Loss of feeling or tingling in the leg
- Loss of mobility
- Headaches, vomiting or fatigue
- Pain around the hip joint replacement
Free legal advice and support
If you do have a metal on metal hip implant and you are concerned, even if none of the above symptoms apply to you at the present time, contact Mercury Legal Online to see if we can help. From the 1st April 2013 when you contact us you will not be asked to pay any money whatsoever up front and even if your claim is unsuccessful through no fault of your own you will never be asked to pay anything to anyone.
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