Pinnacle Hip GLO

Gregory Abrams Davidson LLP are delighted to announce that on the 31st July 2014 a Group Litigation Order was approved by the President of the Queens Bench Division in the High Courts of Justice. The Order applies to all claims for damages for personal injury, loss and damage arising out of the implantation of the 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 …