Whilst most hip replacement products are expected to last around 15 years, the medical device industry in the area of hip replacements has an average failure rate of approximately 5% within the first five years.
However, hip replacement “failure” does not automatically mean you have grounds to make a successful faulty hip replacement compensation claim.
If you are suffering from
- clicking, popping or grinding sounds coming from implant
- pain or inflammation
- loosening of the implant, or dislocation, or the development of cysts
then this may be as a result of a faulty hip replacement. However specialist advice is needed to help establish what the true position is.
Many people may be aware of the recent media coverage given to the DePuy ASR hip replacement recall in Ireland, which caused many difficulties – including problems where metal on metal implants started to shred and enter the bloodstream, also damaging bone, nerves and tissue.
Many DePuy ASR hip replacement patients have been found to be suffering from blood poisoning and corrective surgery in these cases is necessary.
Should you have any questions relating to the above or any other medical negligence questions, contact Medical Negligence Solicitors Sligo/Dublin Carter Anhold on 071-9162211.
The time limits in medical negligence claims can be extremely prohibitive, and your legal claim must be commenced within two years from when the incident occurred or when you first became aware or had knowledge, that you have suffered an injury. It is very advisable to get the advice that you need as soon as you become aware of a medical difficulty or injury as a result of medical or surgical treatment or a medical or surgical procedure.
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