HSE may have to pay bill for DePuy hip patients

The state may be facing a significant financial liability if it is forced to pay the long-term health costs of people suffering from allegedly faulty hip replacements.

27th January, 2013

The state may be facing a significant financial liability if it is forced to pay the long-term health costs of people suffering from allegedly faulty hip replacements.

Lawyers representing hundreds of people who are suing orthopaedic giant DePuy have said that the Health Service Executive (HSE) may ultimately be left covering the entire cost of post-operative care as there was no system to cover the long-term costs which could arise.

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