Hip replacement negligence
Hip replacement surgery is often a result of arthritis, general wear and tear, or a nasty fall in the case of older people. When performed correctly, hip replacement surgery greatly increases mobility and therefore your quality of life.
Like all surgery it does have its risks and mistakes made during surgery can mean further intrusive procedures and a lot of pain.
You may have suffered hip replacement medical negligence if:
- The hip implant wasn’t secured properly
- The wrong size hip implant was used
- The doctor failed to ensure there was a leg length difference of less than 2cm
Metal-on-Metal hip implants
There have been several cases of people suffering pain and disability after being fitted with a De Puy ASR or ASR XL metal hip implant. Other manufactures of metal-on-metal (MoM) implants, which have had issues, include Corin Cormet and Zimmer Durom.
The Smith and Nephew Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) hip implant is known for being the best performing implant, however in 2014 it issued a safety notice to those who had been fitted with a BHR femoral component smaller than 48mm.
In 2012 the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) said that patients with hip implants larger than 36mm need to have an annual check-up for the lifetime of the implant.
If you have been affected by either of these cases of defective implants please get in touch today.
How can we help?
Here at Negligence Claimline our friendly team are here to help you get the support you need. Working with a panel of specialist medical negligence solicitors, we can assist you with your potential claim.
Sometimes an apology is enough, but in other cases compensation will be the only solution to help you get your life back on track.
Our service, putting you in contact with one of our expert panel members, is free and you are not obliged to take the advice the solicitor gives you, or to progress your claim any further if you do not wish.
Can I sue the NHS?
The NHS was created so that good healthcare should be available to all, and it is one of the country’s proudest achievements. However, if something goes wrong during your treatment you deserve answers and, where necessary, financial compensation.
We do not treat your claim lightly. However, the treatment you consider negligent must be considered unreasonable, irresponsible, and harmful.
When someone suffers an injury that impacts their live, or that of a loved one, then it is vital that the NHS has the procedures in place to both compensate the patient and learn from their mistakes.
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If you believe that you, or a loved one, have suffered an injury as a result of medical or clinical negligence then call our friendly team on 0330 355 9210* where they will take some details and pass them to a team of specialist solicitors.