Woman takes first case over hip implants
Published 16/10/2012 | 05:00
A WOMAN plans to bring what is expected to be the first of a wave of cases over allegedly defective hip impla-nts, the High Court has heard.
The case has been brought by Irene Pierson, who is one of thousands of people who had DePuy Orthopaedics hip joints fitted in Irish hospitals before DePuy ordered a worldwide recall in 2010.
The court heard Ms Pierson intends to bring an action against DePuy, which allegedly supplied and manufactured the hip replacement product, and Johnson & Johnson, which owns DePuy, and the HSE.
Ms Pierson alleges that the products were not of merchantable quality.