The HSE announced on 30th August 2010 that 3,500 patients who have had hip operations may need corrective procedures, including repeat surgery, following the recall of widely used hip implants (DePuy Hip Recall, Ireland). -Since 2003 over 70,000 hip replacement operations have been carried out in Ireland since the DePuy ASR hip replacement systems were first used.The most significant problem with the hip replacement system is the rate of wear and tear between the implant and the bone.
If you suspect that you have received one of these hip replacement systems that should be recalled, thenPatrick Buckley & Co. LLP Solicitors can advise you of how next to proceed. If you have received an artificial hip which is in fact faulty then you may be entitled to damages. Please contact Caroline Buckley who would be happy to discuss your case with you.