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In August, 2010 DePuy a US Conglomerate owned by Johnson and Johnson “recalled” some of its medical products. The recall included the DePuy ASR XL Acetabular Hip and DePuy ASR Hip resurfacing system and type of artificial human hip.
These hips were fitted to consumers in the course of major surgery in hospital.
Many of the hips were failing early and the patients were undergoing avoidable, difficult and dangerous revision surgery involving pain and suffering from the failed hips and the surgery.
Often the physical failure of the hip is preceded by the release of chromium and cobalt ions into the patient’s bloodstream, these come from the abrasion of one part of the hip on another, wearing down the metal surfaces and releasing them into the patient’s body potentially causing side effects.
There have been many legal claims for compensation and costs against the DePuy Conglomerate including in Ireland.
In the US many of the claims were consolidated and the Plaintiffs lawyers and the Defendants lawyers settled the cases for substantial damages. Provision has been made for the cases by DePuy (reported to be billions of Dollars).
WHAT DO I DO?
It is important to note that there is a time limit on instituting Proceedings in cases like this. It is imperative that you consult with your Solicitor so that Proceedings can be taken immediately.
DePuy have nominated Solicitors in Ireland to accept service of Proceedings and they have made provision for compensation for Plaintiffs who successfully claim against DePuy or whom they agree to compensate.
It is reasonable to presume that DePuy will settle such claims in Ireland. The settlements in the US were valued in Billions of Dollars.
John M Joy and Company have a team of Medical Experts and Professionals who are prepared to assess claims involving, DePuy, Childbirth, Obstetrics or indeed general medical negligence.
We also have a team of highly qualified and specialist Senior Counsel who will advise on each individual case prior to the institution of Proceedings.
Contact our office should you require any advice on the above.
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Weak trading in the run-up to Christmas, when sales collapsed by a quarter compared to December 2014, spurred the decision yesterday by Hilco Capitalto place Xtra-vision into provisional liquidation with the loss of 580 jobs.The Xtra-vision brand is likely to survive via an online business, however, while its DVD vending machine business is also set to continue.
Hilco’s HMV music store chain may also seek to buy back a small number of the 83 Xtra-vision stores and reopen them under separate ownership.
Hilco told the High Court yesterday that December usually accounts for 25 per cent of revenue at the movie rental and sales chain, but trading last month “seriously underperformed” and was 30 per cent behind budget..... Read More
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A man has been awarded €453,000 in damages after a digger ran over his foot in a quarry in Co. Donegal in June 2003, ultimately leaving him without most of it.
Mr David McLaughlin had initially brought an action against Damien McDaid, Michael McDaid, Charles McDaid and McDaid quarry in January 2004. However, those proceedings were discontinued, and the current proceedings commenced on 30 April 2004.
Significant controversy surrounded the alleged incident, with disputes centring around the plaintiff’s entitlement to be on the premises, and... Read More
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A seven-year-old boy, who was injured when his head was trapped in electric security gates, has been awarded more than €50,000 damages in the Circuit Civil Court.
Judge John Aylmer was told that Lee McCabe was four when the gates closed on his head and had to be rescued by a neighbour who had heard him crying for help.
Barrister Conor Kearney, who appeared with Tony Taaffe solicitor for Lee, told the court that Circuit Court President, Mr Justice Raymond Groarke, had last year rejected a €37,000 assessment by the Personal Injuries Board. Read More