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Compensation advice for elbow implant problems

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You may be able to make a claim for personal injury compensation if you’re suffering with elbow implant problems. If they’re related to the recent Stryker recall, there may also be a case to make.

When a medical implant or device fails, a patient can be left suffering with severe complications. There may be a need for revision surgery and lengthy treatment to correct any additional issues.

As a law firm, we have a lot of experience fighting for the rights of people affected by medical implant recalls and problems. The Stryker recall initiated from the MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency) came into force in February 2019. Affected devices – rHead Radial Head and the Uni-Elbow prosthesis – are to be quarantined and no longer used.

Help with elbow implant problems

If you’re suffering with elbow implant problems, you should seek urgent medical attention. As part of the MHRA medical device alert and the Stryker recall that followed a Field Safety Notice in November 2017, patients are to be given guidance about what to do.

But first and foremost, speak to the NHS as soon as you can if you are suffering any issues. The kinds of elbow implant problems that patients may suffer from can include:

  • Instability and loosening of the implant / joint;
  • Impingements;
  • Formation of cysts;
  • Pain and stiffness;
  • Stress fractures;
  • Bone in the soft tissue.

Can you claim compensation for elbow implant problems?

Whether the problems are associated with the Stryker recall or not, you could be eligible to make a  claim for personal injury compensation if you’re suffering with elbow implant problems.

If the problems and complications are the result of negligent surgery, a defective implant or negligent treatment and aftercare, there may be a legal case to make. Medical implant claims can be complex – we can tell you from years of experience helping people claim for them. We have been fighting hard in the PIP Breast Implant scandal cases and have recovered over £1.3m in damages so far (and counting). An experienced law firm in this type of case can be absolutely key to success.

We can offer you free, no-obligation advice and No Win, No Fee representation for claims we take forward.

For help, please contact the team.

IMPORTANT: advice on this page is intended to be up-to-date for the 'first published date'.

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