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Woman takes first case over hip implants

Published 16/10/2012 | 05:00

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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.

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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.

Irish Independent

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