February 19, 2024
Sodium Valproate (Epilim) Inquiry
In November 2020, the Minister for Health, Mr Stephen Donnelly, announced that an inquiry would take place into the historical licensing and use of the epilepsy drug Sodium Valproate (also...
The plaintiff underwent bicompartmental right total knee replacement surgery and during the course of the surgery he was fitted with an DePuy knee Implant. In the aftermath of the knee replacement surgery the plaintiff experienced recurrent effusions and required several aspirations. In a follow up surgery, excessive wear of one of the component parts of the implant was noted.
The plaintiff instructed Lavelle Partners to investigate the circumstances of the case and we obtained expert evidence from a consultant trauma & orthopaedic surgeon in the UK who indicated that the issues the plaintiff suffered from were not caused by the surgeons or the hospital, and so must have been caused by the medical device being defective.
Proceedings were issued on behalf of the plaintiff and the case was successfully settled for a significant sum plus costs in advance of the trial date.
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