REACTING to BBC reports that that patients who have undergone large-head metal-on-metal hip implants should be monitored annually for life and that a joint BBC Newsnight and BMJ investigation – to be aired tonight – reveals that the problems with such devices have been long known.
Partner at Thompsons Solicitors and lawyer for around 150 Scottish victims of the hips, Patrick McGuire, said:
“Reports say that figures suggest that 75 per cent of those in the UK with metal-on-metal hips were in a high risk category for complications.
“It is predicted that around 49,000 UK patients with large-head hip implants out of 65,000 with all-metal hips were deemed as in a high-risk category.”
He urged those with metal on metal hips to come forward and find out their rights through the firm’s free legal helpline – 0800 089 2050. The firm launched a legal service called ‘Hip Compensation Claims’ back in December offering victims free legal advice on the issue and giving clients access to experts in compensation law to get them the best possible redress.
He continued: “If anyone is concerned they should get in touch with us as soon as possible for free advice. The victims deserve justice.”
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