Medical Devices / Product Liability

Whilst the majority of medical products are perfectly safe, some are defective.

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Defective medical products can cause life-changing injuries and the team at Gregory Abrams Davidson have a wealth of experience in assisting clients seek compensation against the manufacturers of these products.

Defective medical products can cause life-changing injuries and the team at Gregory Abrams Davidson have a wealth of experience in assisting clients seek compensation against the manufacturers of these products.

We have established ourselves as one of the leading experts in defective medical product claims.

Some examples are our current work are as follows:

DePuy ASR

In August 2010, DePuy Orthopaedics Inc., a division of Johnson & Johnson, announced a worldwide recall of two hip replacement systems:

  1. ASR XL Acetabular System
  2. DePuy ASR Hip Resurfacing System.

The recall was prompted by the fact that data revealed that in the first five years following surgery, approximately 12% of patients (1 in 8) who had the ASR resurfacing device and 13% of patients (1 in 8) who had received the ASR total hip replacement needed to have revision surgery. These patients therefore needed the hip implant to be replaced.

We are currently acting for approximately 150 clients who have been affected by the DePuy ASR recall.

We are 1 of 6 lead Solicitors across the UK that have formed a group to work together on ensuring that patients affected by this recall receive the compensation they deserve.

Very strict time limits apply to these claims so if you or somebody you know is suffering as a result of the  DePuy ASR XL Acetabular System or a DePuy ASR Hip Resurfacing System, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our dedicated team for free advice on 0151 733 33539 or 0208 209 0166. Alternatively, you can email us at info@gadlegal.co.uk.

DePuy Pinnacle

The DePuy Pinnacle hip implant is still on sale and has not been subject to a manufacturer recall.

However, evidence suggests that like the DePuy ASR, the Depuy Pinnacle has a higher than normal revision rate.

On the 31st July 2014 a Group Litigation Order (GLO) in relation to claims in respect of the DePuy Pinnacle was approved by the President of the Queens Bench Division at the High Courts of Justice in London.

Gregory Abrams Davidson is one of just five specialist solicitors in the country to be included on a steering committee to lead litigation against DePuy in respect of the Pinnacle implant.

Very strict time limits apply to these claims so if you or somebody you know is suffering as a result of the  DePuy Pinnacle implant, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our dedicated team for free advice on 0151 733 33539 or 0208 209 0166. Alternatively, you can email us at info@gadlegal.co.uk.

Primodos

Primodos, a hormone pregnancy test, was first made available in the UK in 1959. Manufactured by Schering, now owned by Bayer, it was prescribed by GPs across England and was thought to be taken by 1.5 million British women.

Two pills were to be taken 12 hours apart. If a woman was pregnant, it was thought that these large doses of progesterone would simply be absorbed into the body. If she wasn't, they would trigger menstruation.

Primodos was withdrawn from sale in the UK in 1978.

It is claimed that the taking of Primodos led to congenital anomalies. A group of families who believe that their lives have been affected by Primodos have been campaigning over the years but to date, there is still no proven link between Primodos and the deformities.

Campaigners believe that the Government knew that it was unsafe for pregnant women to take Primodos long before warnings were issued. They claim to have found evidence suggesting that GPs destroy medical records following any complaints.

On October 23 2014, a debate, brought by Yasmin Qureshi MP, took place in Parliament. It was agreed that the Government would release information it holds on Primodos and that it will set up an independent panel to look at the evidence.

In light of the recent Parliamentary debate the specialised team at Gregory Abrams Davidson are currently carrying out extensive research and are keen to speak to anybody who wishes to bring a potential Primodos claim.

Very strict time limits apply to these claims so if you or a family member or friend would like to discuss your potential Primodos claim, please call one of our specialist team for free advice on 0151 236 5000 or 0208 209 0166. Alternatively, you can e-mail us at info@gadlegal.co.uk

If you, a family member or friend are concerned by a medical product, please contact our team for free advice on 0151 733 3353/0208 209 0166. Alternatively, you can email us at info@gadlegal.co.uk or fill out our online contact form and we will contact you directly.

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