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DuPuy judgment: Hodge Jones & Allen responds

James Bell, medical negligence partner at London law firm, Hodge Jones & Allen, said:

“While today’s judgment does not give any relief to claimants, a number of other cases that have been on hold can now proceed.

“I am acting for claimants who were implanted with mix and matched hip components – a stem from one manufacturer used in combination with components from another manufacturer – contrary to the manufacturers’ guidance. These hips produced excessive metal debris – well over and above normal levels – which has had life changing consequences for my clients. These cases have been on hold for over two years awaiting the Pinnacle judgment. Many of the claimants are elderly and have waited patiently for the outcome. I sincerely hope the court will now urgently expedite these cases – which are of an entirely different nature to the Pinnacle case.”