Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Wright To Sell Hip Implant Division

Zimbio

The maker of the Wright Conserve and Profemur Z metal hip implants announced on June 19 that it was selling its hips and knees division. RLG, which maintains Wright Conserve and Profemur Z lawsuit pages, notes that federal Conserve hip lawsuits were consolidated in court because of the device’s serious alleged side effects (In re: Wright Medical Technology, Inc., Conserve Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation, MDL-2329, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia).

MicroPort Scientific Corporation will purchase Wright’s OrthoRecon division for $290 million, Wright announced on its website.

“The sale of the division does not mean that metal-on-metal hip implant recipients may not file a lawsuit if they believe their Wright hip implants have harmed them,” said Rochelle Rottenstein, principal of RLG.

Like other metal-on-metal hip implants, the Wright Conserve and Profemur Z have been the subject of research studies that found an alleged risk of metal poisoning (metallosis) and a high rate of revision surgery requirements.

No comments:

Post a Comment