“We are pleased to see the Wright hip replacement litigation moving forward. We continue to hear from individuals who suffered metallosis, hip implant failure, and other painful complications, allegedly due to the Wright Conserve hip, as well as Wright Profemur hip implants,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing the victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm continues to offer free legal evaluations to individuals allegedly injured by either of these Wright hip replacements.
Wright Hip Replacement Lawsuits
The Wright Conserve hip litigation involves lawsuits related to the Wright Conserve Total Hip Implant System, Conserve Total A-Class Advanced Metal Hip Implant System, and the Conserve Resurfacing System. All of these devices are metal-on-metal hip replacements, in which the femoral ball and cup are made from a chromium/cobalt alloy. On January 17th, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Safety Communication warning that metal debris shed by all-metal hips can damage the bone and/or soft tissue surrounding the implant and joint. These metal ions cans also enter the bloodstream and travel to other parts of the body, where they may cause additional symptoms or illnesses, the agency said. The FDA has advised doctors to consider metal ion testing if patients are experiencing symptoms of hip implant failure. The agency also proposed a rule that would make all-metal hips ineligible for 510(k) approvals, which allowed devices like the Wright Conserve hip to come to market without premarket testing.*
Bernstein Liebhard is also investigating claims related to the Wright Profemur hip replacements. On September 4, 2012, the Honorable William J. Duffey, Jr., who is overseeing the federal Wright Conserve hip litigation in Georgia, issued a discovery order directing Wright Medical Technologies to produce certain documents pertaining to its Profemur hip neck stems after plaintiffs argued that the Profemur neck stem was an integral part of the flawed design for the Wright Conserve hip replacement system.
The Wright Profemur has a modular design similar to the Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II hip stems that were the subject of a recall in July 2012. In a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) last August, Wright Medical Technology, Inc. conceded that there is a possibility that the Stryker hip recall might impact sales of the Profemur products.**
Individuals who experienced complications related to Wright Conserve hip implants or Wright Profemur hip replacements may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages. To learn more about Wright hip lawsuits, please visit Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s website, http://www.consumerinjurylawyers.com/, or call one of the Firm’s attorneys today for a free case review, at 1-877-779-1414.
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