Doctors Warn Metal on Metal Hip Resurfacing Operations Have High Failure Rate

Hip resurfacing operations have an “unacceptably high” failure rate in women, and should no longer be offered to female patients according to a recent article published in The Lancet. A team from Bristol University studied the National Joint Registry data to determine the number of hip resurfacing operations that failed within seven years compared to Read More …

Gregory Abrams Davidson supports the call for greater regulatory control of medical devices

Thousands of Britons who have undergone hip replacements are threatened with severe health problems after it was discovered that some patients had been fitted with potentially damaging metal on metal hip replacement devices. According to data published in the National Joint Registry around 31,171 stemmed metal on metal hip replacements  have been fitted in England Read More …

RESEARCHERS CALL FOR A BAN ON METAL-ON-METAL HIP IMPLANTS

Gregory Abrams Davidson are currently acting for approximately 150 clients who have been affected by the DePuy ASR recall. We are 1 of 6 lead Solicitors across the country that have formed a group to work together on ensuring that patients affected by this recall receive the compensation they deserve. In addition, we are currently Read More …

British Hip Society Statement: 1 March 2012

The British Hip Society (BHS) has recently issued a statement in respect of large diameter metal-on-metal bearing total hip replacements. The statement came following an annual meeting during which recent data in respect of metal bearing hips were discussed. The following was unanimously agreed: * Large diameter metal-on-metal primary total hip replacements using bearings of Read More …

How Do I Find Out the Name of the Implant I had Fitted?

The recent MHRA guidance (see previous article) in respect of Metal-on-Metal implants has sparked a surge of media interest. The guidance is in respect of large head implants (36mm or more) and therefore, it does not apply to those patients who have had a ceramic, plastic or small metal head implant fitted. We are aware Read More …

DePuy Pinnacle: Update

A lot of concern has recently mounted in respect of the Pinnacle hip replacement which is manufactured by Depuy. This implant is still on sale and has not been subject to a recall. Evidence suggests that like the DePuy ASR, the Depuy Pinnacle has a higher than normal revision rate as a result of metal Read More …

MHRA Guidelines: Metal on Metal Hip Replacements

On the 28th February 2012, the MHRA issued guidance to Surgeons across the country in respect of management recommendations for patients with Metal-on-Metal hip replacement implants. Please see the following links for more information: http://www.mhra.gov.uk/home/groups/dts-bs/documents/medicaldevicealert/con143787.pdf http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9110919/Annual-blood-tests-for-hip-patients-over-poison-fears.html http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/hip-replacement-toxic-risk-could-affect-50000-7462640.html

Metal on Metal Hip Replacements: Update February 2012

We are currently acting for approximately 150 clients who have been affected by the DePuy ASR recall. We are 1 of 6 lead Solicitors across the country that have formed a group to work together on ensuring that patients affected by this recall receive the compensation they deserve. Since the recall in August 2010, there Read More …

UK ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEONS WARN OF DEPUY IMPLANT FAILURE

The British Orthopaedic Association have recently warned that approximately half of all recalled DePuy ASR XL Acetabular hip replacement implants may fail within six years. It has been estimated that the DePuy ASR XL Acetabular Systems could reach a failure rate of 21% after four years. After six years, the surgeons predict that number will Read More …

DEPUY: TIME LIMITS

Strict time limits will apply to all those wishing to bring a claim against DePuy. Amy Bennett, Solicitor offers the following advice: “If anybody thinks they may have had an ASR XL Acetabular system or a DePuy ASR Hip Resurfacing System after 2003, they should seek legal advice immediately even if they are unsure what Read More …