We take great care to listen to and understand the needs of our clients. We try to avoid legal jargon and explain the legal process in a straightforward way. If you would like to know more about how we can help, please get in touch so we can discuss your case.
"Leigh Day are absolutely A1 and first class, they kept me informed all the time. I couldn't recommend a better firm" - John Bannister, metal on metal hip client
Leigh Day is currently instructed by over 700 patients who have experienced significant difficulties with their DePuy ASR hip implant. We are the lead firm of solicitors in this action and on 1 November 2010 we issued legal proceedings against DePuy to obtain compensation on behalf of our clients for pain, suffering, loss of amenity and financial loss.
In August 2010, DePuy Orthopaedics (a division of Johnson & Johnson) recalled the ASR XL Acetabular System and the ASR Hip Resurfacing System. The ASR components have been associated with pseudo-tumours and metal ion release (cobalt/chrome) leading to patients suffering extensive tissue damage around the hip. Symptoms include:
There is also a fear that the release of the metal ions into the blood could be causing patients to suffer potentially serious medical complications that may seem completely unrelated to the hip component.
Watch Debbie's story about her hip replacement
The National Joint Registry of England and Wales reported in 2010 that the overall revision rate for primary hip replacements is 2.1% at 3 years and 2.9% at 5 years. The British Orthopaedic Association has identified; however, that failure rates for the DePuy ASR range from 21% at 4 years to 49% at 6 years.
Please read our Frequently Asked Questions section which we hope will answer most of the queries that you may have.
There are strict legal time limits within which you must bring your claim and we therefore advise that you contact us as soon as possible.
You will be put through to a member of our specialist Product Liability Team who will investigate your enquiry and discuss your next steps. We do ask that you try to obtain confirmation of the identity of your hip component as soon as possible.
Please do not hesitate to contact us. We are currently investigating failure rates associated with other types of metal-on-metal hip components including the DePuy Pinnacle, Corin Cormet, Finsbury and Zimmer Durom.
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