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Metal on Metal Hip Replacement Recall

Corries Solicitors are currently acting for over 600 claimants who are suffering as a result of being fitted with a faulty metal on metal hip implant.

The NHS have now banned metal on metal hip implants from all hospitals. It has become clear that poor design of the metal joint has led to unacceptably high failure rates, in some cases as high as 43%. Surgeons across the world are reporting loosening of the joint, flaking metal particles and toxic metal ions leaking into the bloodstream.

Overview

Metal on metal implants were introduced as an alternative to ceramic implants. However around 2010, doctors across the world began to notice an exceptionally high failure rate. The numbers requiring revision surgery were rising and has continued to rise ever since.

As the metal joints rubbed together toxic metal particles were being released into the bloodstream. The high concentrations of metal ions was causing damage to tissue, muscle and bone. In some cases the joint was flaking and loosening causing pseudo tumours, inflammation and pain. As a result most manufacturers have recalled metal on metal hips. The MHRA (the UK’s Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Agency) has issued safety alerts and patients are being advised to see there doctor and arrange an annual check-up.

Our Hip Replacement Experts

Mark Dawson David Reston
Our aim is to help those who through no fault of their own have been fitted with a faulty metal hip, to receive compensation for the considerable distress and pain they have had to endure

Symptoms

Symptoms are caused by the metal on metal hip replacement eroding and in some cases flaking, leaving a build up of debris inside the hip. This debris can cause serious permanent damage to muscles and bones.

  • Inflammation and pain
  • Loose hip cups
  • Clunking or grinding when walking
  • Pseudo tumors
  • Metal poisoning

Metal Poisoning

The metal on metal moving part can erode and flake and this can cause metallosis, a toxic condition where amounts of chromium and cobalt can be released into the blood stream. Patients have reported symptoms ranging from rashes to headaches, nausea to nerve damage. Often the symptoms can seem to be completely unrelated to the hip replacement but if left untreated can cause lasting damage and pain.

Contact your doctor

Patients who know they have a metal on metal hip replacement are advised to contact their doctor as soon as possible.

Revision surgery

In a large number of cases revision surgery has been recommended.

Legal Position

We are currently pursuing compensation claims for over 600 clients. Compensation claims include:-

  • Pain and suffering caused by the faulty ASR
  • Pain and suffering as a result of the revision surgery
  • Loss of earnings
  • Care and Assistance provided by family and friends
  • Travel expenses to attend medical appointments
  • Medical expenses

Register Now

If you think you might have had a metal hip replacement but are not currently suffering any symptoms please contact us to go on our register. This will help to protect your legal position should the hip fail in the future.

Client Testimonials

£28,000 Awarded

Gloria Langton

“I don’t think I could have coped without you and your professionalism especially on the day of the final inquest which was particularly harrowing for me. Your kindness and patience towards my father whilst he was ill was also very much appreciated.  I have and will continue to recommend you to friends, colleagues and family for your services.”

 

£19,000 Awarded

Ms Meakin

“I am very happy that this claim is now finally settled and thank you so much for the service you provided. It was exemplary. And you have been most patient with my numerous phone calls.”

£118,000 Awarded

Ms F Johnson

“I would like to thank you for your kindness to my Mother Marion Harrison during the last months regarding the claim against the MOD due to Roy’s untimely passing. Roy was one of the finest men I have ever known. Mum has appreciated all your efforts and expertise on her behalf. Thank you.”

£90,000 Awarded

Mrs V Rogers

“On behalf of Adrian and myself I would like to thank you very much for your help and endeavours to reach this satisfactory outcome.”

£22,500 Awarded

Mrs Andrews, Hertfordshire.

“I am delighted to confirm receipt of our cheque concluding our case. Thank you so much for your support throughout the process. I have really appreciated your balanced guidance and sensitivity which gave me the confidence to pursue the claim. Hopefully we won’t need your services again but if we do we will certainly be in contact! So thank you again and wishing you every success in the future.”

£55,000 Awarded

Charles & Ann Parker, Bracknell.

“Ann and I want to thank you very much for all your hard work in the successful conclusion of my case. It has been a great pleasure, once again thank you for everything”

£1,024 Awarded

Pamela Tegg, Southampton.

“I thank you most sincerely for all the effort you put in on my behalf. I hope your employers are proud of the fact you work so efficiently and to such high standards.”

£9,000 Awarded

Keith Aston, Bristol.

“Thank you for the cheque for £9,000 in settlement of my claim. Fingers crossed there will not be any further accidents; however I would like to thank you for the professional manner you dealt with my accident claim. The most important part of a solicitors job is communication and I must thank you for the way you kept me updated on what was going on.”

£130,000 Awarded

June Abbott, York.

“Thank you for handling Peters claim and getting settlement.”

 

£20,000 Awarded

Anthony Richards, Hull.

“It was always nice talking to you. You were always there! And made me feel secure and important for the few moments.”

 

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