If you have been keeping an eye on the news in recent times you may have read stories concerning patients who have had DePuy artificial joints fitted. These joints are made by the company of the same name, but some of them have apparently been creating problems. Metal ones that are inserted to replace an existing hip joint have been found to leak chromium and cobalt into the blood of those who had them fitted. This can lead to various problems within the body. Plastic joints have also been affected but in different ways.
This has led some people to claim DePuy artificial joints compensation. While hospitals are getting in touch with people who have been affected this doesn’t change the fact you may still go through additional and unnecessary pain and suffering as a result of having an artificial joint fitted that is not fit for the purpose it was intended for. As you can imagine, going through this type of operation in the first place is a major event. If you then find you have other problems as a direct result of that operation that you did not expect, it can set back your recovery.
Can you claim compensation for joint problems?
If you have had a replacement joint fitted and you think you may have been affected in this way, it is imperative that you get proper legal advice. Don’t wait for the hospital to contact you – find out whether you have an implant that is affected. If you do you could have cause to claim DePuy artificial joints compensation to ensure you get monetary reward for the pain and hassle you have been through. Many people will have to have their joints removed and replaced again, owing to this problem.
AAH can provide no-obligation advice now
Fortunately Accident Advice Helpline is on your side. Now you can call us on our free 24/7 enquiry line so you are able to get our help. Don’t delay in doing this – there is a time limit in which you must make any legal claim. If we determine you do have a case to bring owing to a previous implant, we can help you through a no win, no fee* claim now. Going through an event like this can be traumatic and emotional, but knowing where you stand certainly helps and will assist you in getting what you want.
Date Published: July 18, 2014
Author: David Brown