Four New Zealanders suffering complications from faulty hip implants have won the chance to appeal against the decision to deny them compensation. After a lengthy legal battle, John Miller Law, representing the four patients, will go to the High Court to argue that the implantation of a defective prosthesis is a physical injury.
“We believe that having a defective implant in your body is a physical injury and, by being defective, that has ACC cover as a treatment injury,” says Brittany Peck of JML. “it is not proper treatment to have a defective device implanted or remain in your body. Some of them are still suffering and have ongoing pain and high levels of metal in their blood.”
Represented by JOHN MILLER LAW
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