Hip im­plant class ac­tion

Townsville Bulletin - - National Snapshot -

A CLASS ac­tion has been launched af­ter hip im­plants used by more than 5000 Aus­tralians were found to be faulty. Law firm Mau­rice Black­burn filed the law­suit against UK man­u­fac­turer DePuy and its Aus­tralian dis­trib­u­tor John­son and John­son over the im­plants used by pa­tients in the past five years. A ‘‘ haz­ard alert’’ was is­sued to sur­geons when they were found to have a fail­ure rate of 12 to 13 per cent over a five-year pe­riod.

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