Hip Replacement surgery will typically be performed on patients who have congenital abnormalities, arthritis, or wear and tear on the hip joints. This could also be resulting from an injury, break, fracture or fall.
Replacement surgery doesn’t always work though, and there are times were the medical profession can be negligent leading to further problems later down the line.
We offer free phone consultations to all callers who would like to discuss a potential hip replacement compensation claim. Our phone lines are open 24 hours a day, and our lawyers work on a no win no fee* basis meaning the risk of making a claim is significantly reduced.
The types of hip replacement compensation claim settlements that we can help and support with include the following:
ASR Hip Compensation Claims
Our personal injury solicitors are able to support people who wish to pursue DePuy ASR resurfacing and total hip replacement compensation claims. Our team offer free phone consultations to all clients, and work on a no win no fee* basis.
Patients who received DePuy ASR resurfacing and total hip replacements in the past should already be aware of the recall in 2010. The affect you might have endured as a result means you may be entitled to claim compensation from the manufacturers for pain, suffering and financial losses caused as a result.
If you have suffered from an adverse reaction to a hip replacement operation then you could be eligible to claim for DePuy ASR compensation with our expert advice and support.
Hip Resurfacing Claims
Not all clients we help will be claiming for a hip replacement case. In some examples, surgeons will have performed a hip resurfacing operation (or arthroplasty) which, rather than replacing the hips instead replaces diseased or damaged parts of the hip joint with metal implants.
This type of operation means that not as much bone is removed which can reduce the risk of a full hip replacement operation. Needless to say though, these types of operation can still fail or lead to future health problems.
Total Hip Replacement Claims
This is the most common compensation claim that our solicitors will help with, and involved one of both of the patient’s hips being completely replaced.
The operation means that the patient’s bones are removed and instead replaced with artificial parts which can include materials such as ceramic parts, metal, and plastic – all of which can on occasion fail or lead to problems.
Hip Revision Surgery Claims
If you have had hip revision surgery then it means your original replacement will have been taken out and replaced. Hip revision patients can experience issues, where the revision might lead to complications.
Hip Replacement Settlement Amounts
All cases that our solicitors deal with are very different, and the hip replacement settlement amounts reflect that. There are large amounts of money involved, as this extract from a Daily Mail online article revealed:
Johnson & Johnson has reached an agreement to settle some 1,400 claims over defective hip replacement devices, a spokeswoman for the health care giant said Monday.
The agreement extends the benefits of a 2013 settlement with plaintiffs involving about 8,000 cases over ASR Hip System devices that cost the company $2.5 billion.
The new settlement agreement extends benefits to patients who replaced their hips from August 2013 through January 2015, said Mindy Tinsley, a spokeswoman for DePuy Synthes, the J&J unit that made the devices that it pulled from the market in 2010.
When you call us, we won’t be able to immediately give you a figure for a settlement amounts after botched hip replacement surgery, as one of our solicitors will need to gather more supporting evidence.
To find out more please call our legal team now and we will tell you what the next phase needs to be in order to successfully make a hip replacement compensation claim.