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Hip resurfacing; claims against the manufacturer

Hip resurfacing, a type of hip replacement, was first introduced in the 1950s and was a disaster. It was not revisited until the 1980s when a team from Birmingham introduced a method of resurfacing using cobalt chromium. Initial results were excellent and this type of ‘metal on metal’ (MoM) hip replacement was embraced by surgeons worldwide.

Can I complain about a doctor or hospital while I am undergoing treatment?

You can complain about your treatment while it is ongoing if you are concerned about any aspect of your care. In fact, the sooner you raise an issue, the more likely it is to be resolved quickly. It is understandable that you may feel embarrassed about complaining while you are in the middle of treatment, particularly if it concerns either a doctor or nurse, but a complaint is not the same as a legal claim.

What are the legal implications of ignoring hospital policies and procedures?

Hospital policies and procedures are designed to help prevent patients being harmed during the course of their treatment. The same principles apply as they do in business: by implementing a process-driven approach to ensuring that every component of the product is manufactured to the highest possible specification, customer satisfaction and safety can be secured.
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