Leigh Day is the UK’s leading firm of solicitors currently handling DePuy ASR resurfacing and total hip replacement compensation claims. We have a dedicated team of fee earners who act exclusively for individuals who have undergone early revision surgery of their ASR implants. We currently represent over 550 patients who have suffered from an adverse reaction to metal debris and we are paving the way to enable our clients to receive the compensation they deserve.
ASR hips: the product
The ASR metal on metal implant was marketed as the next generation metal on metal implant. It was a large head metal implant, was designed to provide greater durability, reduce the risk of dislocation and above all last longer than the components which were already on the market. It was aimed at younger, active individuals and the marketing of the product implied that patients fitted with ASR implant would enjoy returning to a full and active lifestyle.
ASR metal on metal problems
Some metal bearings wear abnormally and can cause metal debris to shed into the surrounding tissue and muscles. This can cause a soft tissue reaction with the surrounding tissue and muscles and in some cases can lead to the main hip muscles being destroyed. Individuals suffer with varying degrees of symptoms including pain in the groin and buttock, inflammation, and clicking of the joint.
The DePuy ASR recall
The DePuy ASR resurfacing and total hip replacement was subject to a recall in August 2010. The recall was issued by the manufacturers, DePuy Orthopaedics, a subsidiary of the Johnson & Johnson group of companies.
DePuy ASR compensation
People who have been implanted with either an ASR resurfacing or total hip replacement which has failed prematurely may be entitled to claim compensation from the manufacturers for pain, suffering and financial losses caused as a result.
John Bannister's story
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