Hip replacement patients may be in line for payouts

WARWICK Hospital has claimed back thousands of pounds from a medical manufacturer to cover the cost of repairing faulty hip joints.

And dozens of people who had metal-on-metal (MOM) hip replacement operations at Warwick Hospital and other local hospitals may be entitled to compensation from the manufacturer of the hip if the devices fitted have caused health problems and are of a type that has been found to be faulty.

Personal injury lawyer Claire Kirwan from Blythe Liggins Solicitors in Leamington is already acting for a number of 
clients requiring new hips to replace the Depuy ASR ones which were recalled in 2010 by manufacturers Johnson & Johnson.

During the period from 2005 to 2010 the South Warwickshire Hospitals Trust performed 1,500 hip replacement operations and this product was used in 120 of Warwick Hospital’s patients. According to national figures, around 20 per cent of these would require further revision.

To find out more, contact Claire Kirwan on 01926 831231.