Hundreds of UK DePuy hip replacement patients complain of “crippling pain”

The DePuy ASR hip replacement recall does not just affect patients here in the United States. The recall affects patients in Australia, Sweden and in the United Kingdom. In all, it is estimated that 90,000 hip implant patients have had their defective implants recalled.

At The Farber Law Group, we are keeping abreast of the world-wide news concerning the recall and how the legal suits in other countries are progressing. But it’s the descriptions of the patients and what they are enduring that is especially moving.

In the U.K., where healthcare is managed, many patients have to wait a long time to have their implant replaced despite “crippling pain” while their health may be further jeopardized.

In an article in the Liverpool Daily Post, one lawyer described the pain her client suffered, “One person said it was like constant leg cramps times 100, and some have thought about ending their own lives.” The article went on to say that hundreds of patients at one hospital suffer from “crippling pain.”

Very sad to thing that a surgery that was supposed to help has ended up with such painful results that implant victims think of suicide.

This information is provided by Washington Injury Attorney blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. If you or a loved one has a DePuy hip implant that has been recalled, contact us whether you are symptom free or not and we will work to ensure your rights are protected.

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