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UK law firm starts action on “metal on metal” hip implants

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 04 May 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c2394
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

    A London law firm is preparing to launch a compensation claim against the makers of an artificial hip replacement component on behalf of patients who have had to undergo early revision procedures after developing complications.

    Leigh Day & Co plans to issue proceedings in the English courts against De Puy International, the UK based division of US based De Puy Orthopaedics, a Johnson & Johnson company, which makes the articular surface replacement (ASR) metal on metal system.

    The claim, to be brought under UK legislation covering defective products, follows a report from the National Joint Replacement Agency in Australia. It found that the ASR system had …

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