8 June 2012
Lawyers from Leigh Day & Co will be travelling around the UK in June and July to offer free legal advice for new clients who are suffering from poor health following early failure of imlpants of the following types: DePuy ASR, Pinnacle and Zimmer.
The law firm, which represents over 500 victims of alleged faulty hip implants and is the UK’s leading law firm on faulty hip replacements, will be meeting with clients and holding open meetings for people who believe they too are victims and want to ask questions about the legal action.
The events will take place from 12:00 until 19:00 at the following venues:
Bristol Marriott Hotel
Stockton on Tees
25th and 26th June
Thistle Hotel Middlesbrough
Crown Plaza Manchester
The faulty hip scandal first hit the headlines in April 2010 after metal hip components called ASR and ASR XL, manufactured by Depuy International, were recalled.
In February this year the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) warned patients who have received larger head MOM hip replacements that they would need annual check-ups for the lifetime of their metal on metal total hip replacements.
Further concerns were raised by a report from the University of Bristol in the Lancet published in March 2012, which reported an analysis of data from 402,051 hip replacements recorded in the National Joint Registry of England and Wales.
This report concluded that Metal-on-metal implants failed more often compared with other options and should not be implanted. The researchers said that all patients with these types of implants should be carefully monitored, particularly young women.
Bozena Michalowska, a Partner in the product liability team at Leigh Day & Co said:
“There are many people who may be experiencing several side effects of their faulty implants and not realizing that they need to get their implant replaced and seek legal redress.
“These symptoms include hip/groin pain, local swelling, numbness, clunking or clicking or changes in your ability to walk.
“There are many reasons a patient with a metal-on-metal hip implant may experience such symptoms and it is important that patients contact their surgeons to help determine why they are having these symptoms”
For more information on the roadshows or if you think you are a victim of a faulty hip implant please contact our specialist lawyers on 0845 851 0889 and ask to speak to Hannah Maley or email us on email@example.com
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