Some 3,500 people had defective DePuy Orthopaedics hip joints fitted in Ireland in 16 public and 14 private hospitals before DePuy ordered a worldwide recall of the product in 2010.
In August 2010, DePuy Orthopaedics issued a voluntary recall of its defective hip joints after receiving new, then-unpublished data from a joint replacement registry in the UK. 3,500 people in Ireland had the defective hip joints fitted in Ireland in 16 public and 14 private hospitals before the recall was announced.
The Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children was told patients suffered terribly when difficulties developed with the replacement hips and long-term damage many be done to organs as a result of leakages of chromium and cobalt. It also heard of long delays in accessing files from the HSE, difficulties and delays with blood tests and scans and ongoing pain.
If you have been fitted with a defective DePuy ASR Hip, you should contact an experienced solicitor who is experienced in medical negligence and malpractice suits. If you are interested in seeking damages for the pain and injury you have suffered as a result of the defective hip being fitted, you should contact us as soon as possible in order that a claim may be filed on your behalf. While you have two years from the date of discovery to file a claim, it is important that it is done as soon as possible in order that all facts and medical evidence may be gathered and an independent medical report obtained.
Contact us at Aidan T. Stapleton & Co. Solicitors on 01 679 7939 or firstname.lastname@example.org today for a consultation to discuss your claim.