Hip Replacement Claims

Hip replacements can be physically demanding. When they don’t go right, it can be highly distressing. First4Lawyers can help you make a claim for the compensation you are entitled to.

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What is a hip replacement claim?

Hip replacements are common surgical procedures. Since 2003 – when the National Joint Registry was started – 1,091,892 primary hip replacement procedures have taken place in the UK. According to the NHS, most hip replacements are carried out on people aged between 60 and 80.

However, if your hip replacement surgery was carried out in a substandard manner and led to you suffering harm, this could be medical negligence. If so, you are entitled to make a claim for compensation. For more information on whether you’re able to claim, simply get in touch with First4Lawyers.

DePuy ASR product recall

In 2010, DePuy Orthopaedics recalled its ASR metal-on-metal hip replacement product after a study indicated that its five-year failure rate stood at 13%. However, roughly 93,000 people around the world had received a DePuy ASR implant.

Among the problems associated with this product were that it can leave behind dangerous fragments that may not be discovered for many years. DePuy itself identified a number of reasons for its recall, including:

  • Component loosening and malalignment
  • Infection
  • Bone fracture
  • Dislocation
  • Metal sensitivity and pain
  • Increased metal ion levels in the blood
  • Bone staining
  • Necrosis
  • Swelling
  • Nerve, tissue and muscle damage

If you have suffered from any of these problems as a result of your hip replacement – whichever company was responsible for its production – contact us to find out if you can claim.

Why should I make a hip replacement claim?

If you have been negatively affected by your hip replacement, the compensation awarded for a successful claim could help you recover from your ordeal. A hip replacement is a major operation and can disrupt your life for a significant period. To have more disruption thrown at you in the form of negligence is not something you should have to accept.

First4Lawyers work with specialist no win no fee medical negligence solicitors to ensure you can build the strongest hip replacement claim possible.

Is there a time limit for hip replacement claims?

There is usually a three-year time limit for a hip replacement claim. This means you should begin the process of making a claim as soon as you can. However, if you were not made aware of the negligence that affected your hip replacement for a period after you had the operation, you can make a claim up to three years after learning about it.

You can also make a claim at any point on behalf of someone who lacks the mental capacity to claim for themselves.

How much can I claim in compensation?

Your situation is unique to you. That means the compensation you could be entitled to will depend on your circumstances. For an idea of what you could be awarded for a successful claim, visit our compensation calculator.

I think I have a hip replacement claim – what should I do?

The first thing you should do is get the right medical treatment. This is the first and most important step towards recovery.

Following that, you should contact First4Lawyers. We can help you decide what to do next, with no obligation. Just give us a call, request a call back or start your claim online to speak to one of our friendly and compassionate advisors.

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