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Defective Medical Implants

Defective Implants at a Glance

Modern, life improving gadgets and products, and high-tech medical devices have changed millions of people’s lives for the better. Medical products such as joint replacements, cardiac pacemakers and heart valves can improve our quality of life enormously.

However, when medical devices fail or surgical implants are defective, the consequences can be disastrous. Proving that a product is defective and securing compensation is an enormously complex task. Pryers Solicitors are one of very few law firms with specific expertise and experience in this very challenging area of law. We have represented thousands of individuals in claiming compensation for defective products.

Contact us today to speak with a specialist.

defective hip replacement

Defective products & medical implants

During our busy daily lives we all come into contact and use many different types of products – they help and improve all our lives. As well as products we use in our personal day to day routines, specific and highly technical medical products are used to improve our quality of lives, and implants now form a vital part of the restorative surgery many of us will have that help us live happier and pain-free lives as we get older. It is not just the ageing population that faces the need for implants, at different stages of our lives we will need or choose to undergo surgery that requires the use of such products.

The consequences when a product fails, can be serious. Pryers know that it is not sufficient to prove that a product, device or implant has failed. It must be shown that it was less safe than an individual was entitled to expect and that it caused injury or harm. In medical areas, this can be particularly difficult in cases where the devices are innovative, or in situations where failure cannot be prevented entirely. It can be particularly difficult to prove that the outcome would not have occurred if a different device had been used or if the device had worked as expected.

Knee Replacement

Types of defective products or implants

The expert team at Pryers Solicitors act on behalf of both individuals and groups of people who have suffered injury due to defective products. That injury can come from products used in the home, while you are out and about, or from cosmetic and medical products (either devices, implants or pharmaceuticals).

Here are some examples of claims that Pryers have successfully pursued against the manufacturers of various medical devices:

  • Metal-on-metal hip replacements
  • Ceramic hip replacements
  • Metal on polyethylene hip replacements
  • Mismatched hip replacements
  • Implantable heart valves
  • Heart defibrillator claims
  • Transvaginal tape and surgical mesh
  • Ankle replacements
  • Knee replacements
  • Various surgical instruments

If you have suffered injury or harm due to any of these products, or any other faulty product, then the team will work with you and guide you every step of the way through this complex area of defective product claims.

Talk to the team today about making your claim for a defective product

If you have suffered an injury or harm due to a defective or faulty medical product talk to the expert team at Pryers Solicitors about making a claim. Call us on 01904 556600, email us or fill in the form below and tell us about your case, and we’ll get straight back to you.

Don’t delay, our team of experienced product liability and defective implant solicitors are available to talk to you today.

Specialist Areas of Defective Implants

Defective Implants Success Stories

Compensation for Delayed Diagnosis of an Undisplaced Fracture of the Greater Trochanter

Carole West came to us to claim compensation for the pain she suffered following the delayed diagnosis of an undisplaced fracture of her right greater trochanter, sustained after a defective hip replacement. Delayed diagnosis At 79 years old, Carole West needed a full hip replacement as the right side of her hip was arthritic. Before […]

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£30,000 Settlement

Patient Receives £30,000 Due To Misplaced Knee Implant

Sanjay from Newcastle, underwent a right uni-compartment knee replacement on the 5th of November 2013. This was due to the progression of osteoarthritis. The immediate post-operative x-rays revealed that the tibial implant had been placed too posteriorly, resulting in a significant overhang (8mm) of this component, with the anterior edge of the tibial component being […]

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£30,000 Settlement

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£30,000 Compensation After Knee Replacement

Harriet, from London, was successfully represented by Pryers regarding a medical negligence claim after a knee replacement at her local hospital. Harriet had a cemented right total knee replacement in September 2013 at her local hospital due to “tri-compartmental osteoarthritis with the medial side down to the bone”. Harriet had ongoing problems with post-operative swelling, […]

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£30,000 Settlement

Key People

A photograph of Richard Starkie, a Partner, Richard Starkie, Clinical Negligence Solicitor at Pryers Solicitors.

Richard Starkie

Partner

Richard Starkie qualified as a solicitor in 2001. He became a partner at Pryers in 2013, where he leads a team of solicitors and other lawyers [...]Read more
Tamlin Bolton

Tamlin Bolton

Senior Solicitor

Since qualifying as a Solicitor, Tamlin Bolton has worked in both Clinical Negligence and on specialist high profile Product Liability [...]Read more
Nick Tunnicliffe

Nick Tunnicliffe

Solicitor

Nick Tunnicliffe is a Solicitor at Pryers. He specialises in medical negligence and product liability claims. In 2014 Nick graduated from [...]Read more