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Australian S&N MoM Victims
Recently Dianne contacted me. She has multiple health issues arising from the MoM S&N hip she received.
Dianne is working hard to raise awareness of S&N victims who have been overshadowed by the J&J DePuy ASR and other metal hips debacle.
Dianne has been talking to a number of TV new shows and just yesterday spoke with one of the key Senators who helped raise the awareness of the problems with metal on metal hips.
Have just come off the phone to Senator Nick Xenophons’ office in Adelaide. Senator Xenophon was the person who “led the charge” on the DePuy problems. His office wants a copy of the letter that I send to my local MP Andrew Broad…the Senator will then get in touch with TGA to investigate what research etc. was done for the S&N MOM hips. I have permission from the Senators’ office to put this on-line, with the hope that other S&N victims (particularly those in the Adelaide area), will contact him. I believe that the Senator appeared on one of the 4 Corners programs(for the DePuy victims).
Contact details (email is the preferred 1st contact)
PLEASE CONTACT HIM…..Di H
Pat Sanders said:
No mention of Bio Met.
Sent from my iPad
Bless Diane and the Senator and Australia for being more ethical than the US Gov.
peace, gotta eat crow over here in the US
from a 4x hip-oper, enjoying the wreckage that S&N Resurfacings have left me
As you have pleaded, I have emailed Nick Xenophon in support and recognition of your ongoing work. I hope that you are coping OK. Best also to Earl and this invaluable Blog.
dianne harvey said:
Andy, don’t know whether you have had a look today at the THR News f/b site -I have made a number of posts. It was suggested to me by Senator Xenophons’ office that as a Victorian resident I should also contact Senator John Madigan in Ballarat He works very closely with Senator Xenophon. His email address: firstname.lastname@example.org I spoke to Peter this morning – a lovely guy – he is the Senators” RH man. I have just emailed him a copy of the letter to MP Andrew Broad. Senator Madigan will be in his Ballarat office again next week and Peter will discuss with him about getting together with Senator Xenophon – who instigated the investigation into the J&J problem. He said tha,t then Senator Madigan could go down the same path for the S&N victims. The telephone no: (03)53312321. Also if you know of any other S&N people, please tell them also. Trying to get the word out to everyone that needs to know! Take care….Di H x
dianne harvey said:
Mickeypamo & Andy, thanks for your support. If this all goes well, then maybe it will have an effect elsewhere. We can only hope & pray….Di
Magrieta Susanna Botha said:
The thing is I had a De Puy in the first one,then it was changed,in 1998,then again in 2002 twice because the doctor replace the wrong one,so in two months time I had 2 replacements.Dew to the doctor’s incompetents.So I went for my 5th one last year in Feb 2013.The doctor cut half of my Muscles away dew to the cobalt infection.And I still can’t walk without pain and it is a cm longer,and my foot walk to the outside.And it is 1year and six months already.And no one can help,no more money and no medical aid.
dianne harvey said:
Magrieta Susanna Botha – firstly, are you in Australia?
Julie Blake said:
My name is Julie Blake and I had a Smith and Nephew prosthesis inserted and then removed from my right hip. I struggle with debilitating pain and I am very restricted with day to day activities. I have been told I do not have any recall for compensatition as my prosthesis was not a DuPuy. Am I correct in assuming there is finally a push to force Smith and Nephew into acknowledging responsibility. If so I believe I have a very strong case for me involved in the matter.
sorry to hear that. Re Smith & Nephew, it depends what country you are in. So far they have avoided any meaningful actions against them. Very frustrating.
You will find quite a few knowledgeable S&N victims on our Facebook Page – join here https://www.facebook.com/groups/total.hip.news/
Ask your doctor to return the damaged S&N implement . . . that is your only evidence. It belongs to you. S&N tell the docs to bag them up and send them back to S&N . . . so it never really goes public.
mickey (4x hippy)
Best to go with your attorney asap