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Depuy hip replacements personal injury claim

Victims of failed Depuy hip replacements launch group action, Bozena Michalowska-Howells is co-ordinating the case.

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13 January 2003

Patients who had to undergo further operations to correct defects in hip replacements manufactured by DePuy International Ltd, have today launched a group action for damages for personal injury. They have instructed specialist personal injury solicitors Leigh Day & Co.  

The patients have formed the DePuy Hylamer Action Group after the name of the material used for hip and shoulder replacement components. The Medical Devices Agency issued a Hazard Notice in September 2001 recalling the product. The Depuy Hylamer Action Group is assisted by the Plymouth Hospitals Trust following corrective hip operations carried out on a number of patients at the Derriford Hospital in Plymouth.  

Compensation under the Consumer Protection Act

Over 2000 hip and shoulder replacements using Hylamer components have been inserted in Hospitals throughout England, including, hospitals in Leicester, Milton Keynes, Chester and Bristol. Bozena Michalowska solicitor at Leigh Day & Co said today that; “Its clear that hip and shoulder replacements made with Hylamer components do not meet acceptable safety standards. Those patients who have had to suffer revision operations, where their original hip replacements have failed, have a very strong claim for compensation under the Consumer Protection Act 1987”  

Journalists or patients wishing to join the group or requiring further information should contact Bozena Michalowska-Howells at Leigh Day & Co on 0207 650 1238.

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