Every year thousands of people in Ireland use a variety of medical devices such as hip replacements, pace makers, knee replacements and transvaginal mesh believing that they are safe and that there is little chance of serious health risk. However, defective medical devices can leave users at risk to suffer a variety of injuries.
A Defective Medical Device can cause injuries
Moloney & Co. Solicitors are currently representing a large group of patients who received the ASR DePuy hip implant. If you feel you have suffered an injury as a result of a defective medical device you may be entitled to claim compensation under the law of product liability and medical negligence. Please contact our firm today for a free case review on 045 898000 or simply log onto our website at www.moloneysolicitors.ie for further information.
Metal-on-metal hip replacement devices consist of ball and socket components that are made of metal. Because of metal’s durability, metal-on-metal devices were expected to last longer than other hip implants. An estimated 80,000 Irish people have been fitted with metal-on-metal hip implants. Before they came on the market many metal-on-metal hip replacement devices underwent very [...]Read more >
Hip replacement patients who have received metal-on-metal hip replacement devices may be at risk for serious health problems including cobalt and chromium poisoning, adverse local tissue reactions, pseudotumor formation and metallosis. These conditions can cause a metal-on-metal hip replacement to fail within just a few years of surgery and lead to risky revision surgery to [...]Read more >
The metal debris shed from metal-on-metal hip implants is thought to be responsible for many of the ailments suffered by metal-on-metal hip replacement patients. If chromium and cobalt are shed by a metal-on-metal device, the particles can leech into the surrounding tissue and blood stream, eventually making their way into the lymph nodes. Research has [...]Read more >