Medical Negligence

PIP Breast Implant Recall Ireland: McCarthy Solicitors’ Latest Update

It has been confirmed to us by the Irish Medicines Board (IMB) that some patients who had their surgeries organised through Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Ltd did in fact receive PIP breast implants. As in the case of The Hospital Group before this, the IMB has only confirmed this to be the case after we inquired [...]

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PIP Breast Implants Ireland Update 24th January 2012

BAAPS statement a welcome contribution to the debate on cosmetic surgery regulation Having witnessed the anguish and worry that the Irish women who are affected by the PIP breast implant scandal have been forced to undergo, it’s hard to see any positive aspect to this whole sorry saga. But in a strange way there may [...]

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PIP Update 19th January 2012

The PIP breast implant scandal has been gathering pace since media reports on the subject released during the Christmas period underlined the potential seriousness of the situation for the estimated 300,000 women worldwide who have received these implants. The anxiety of Irish women has been heightened due to a complete lack of relevant information being [...]

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Irish health authorities shouldn’t welsh on their duty to PIP victims

While it’s difficult to fathom how the health authorities on the mainland of Europe have managed to arrive at such a fundamentally different decision to their counterparts in Britain and Ireland as to what advice to provide to women affected by the Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) implant scandal, the most recent development in this sorry [...]

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DePUY ASR HIP REPLACEMENT RECALL – IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS

On the 26th August 2010 DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. – a division of Johnson & Johnson – announced a worldwide recall of both its ASR XL acetabular total hip replacement system and its DePuy ASR hip resurfacing system. The recall was prompted by recently published data showing that the five-year revision rate was approximately 12% for [...]

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Irish PIP victims being let down by authorities

The stress and worry which Irish recipients of Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) breast augmentation implants are being needlessly subjected to can only be imagined. Unlike the French women affected, Irish patients are not being offered surgery if they want to have their PIP implants removed, with the Irish authorities attempting to play down the seriousness [...]

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Revision surgery required for CUH hip surgery patients

The HSE has recalled 247 individuals who underwent hemiarthroplasties at Cork University Hospital in the period between 2005 and 2008. 10 patients have already undergone repair surgery and six more have been scheduled to be operated on in the new year.  Other patients are being kept under ongoing review to determine whether repair surgery will [...]

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No Win No Fee Explained

What do I need to know about no-win-no-fee advertising? If you type the expression ‘no-win-no-fee’ or ‘no-foal-no-fee’ into any search engine you’ll come across literally dozens of websites that are offering to represent accident victims in bringing claims for compensation for their injuries. This is despite the fact that the Law Society – which is [...]

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Developments in the DePUY ASR hip recall in Ireland

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION AND RELATED BLOG ENTRIES VISIT OUR DEDICATED DePUY HIP IMPLANT RECALL PAGE Many of our clients who have been affected by the worldwide DePuy ASR hip recall which was announced in August of last year have by now received the results of their blood tests to identify the levels of cobalt and [...]

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DePUY ASR – WHAT LEVELS OF COBALT AND CHROMIUM ARE SAFE?

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION AND RELATED BLOG ENTRIES VISIT OUR DEDICATED DePUY HIP IMPLANT RECALL PAGE The Health Service Executive (HSE) last week stated that 2,022 of the approximately 3,500 patients affected by the recall of DePuy ASR hip implants have at this stage attended for their initial recall appointment, with the remainder to be dealt [...]

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DePUY ASR HIP RECALL – HOW MUCH TIME DO I HAVE TO BRING MY CLAIM?

Most people are aware that if you suffer from personal injuries because someone did something they shouldn’t have done, or they didn’t do something they should have done – the fancy legal word for which is ‘negligence’ – you’re entitled to be compensated by that person who caused you to be injured. While proving that [...]

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