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

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 the body that regulates all solicitors practising in Ireland [...]

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Decision on Vicarious Liability Hits Employers Where it Hurts

Anyone who has seen Hans Moleman Productions’ beautifully crafted Man Getting Hit By Football will appreciate the primaeval hilarity of a guy taking a smack to the groin.  That’s why the facts giving rise to a claim for damages in the case of Lynch v. Binnacle Limited appear, at first glance at least, quite comical.  [...]

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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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“NO WIN NO FEE” NO WAY!

“No win, no fee” (sometimes described as "no foal, no fee”) is the way most accident claims or medical negligence claims in Ireland are taken. The solicitors and the barristers are only paid if the case is successful. The flip side of this is that they will only take the case if they think it [...]

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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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