Our lawyers are reviewing potential lawsuits for people who were injured by the Wright Conserve hip system, a hip replacement device that has been linked to reports of early failure and other complications that may require surgery to remove the implant.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one suffered an injury after hip replacement surgery, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and our lawyers can help.
What’s the Problem?
The Wright Conserve hip is a metal-on-metal hip implant that has been found to release tiny metal particles into the hip joint and surrounding tissues, as the cobalt-chromium metal femoral head rotates within the cobalt-chromium metal acetabular cup. Over time, this can result in metallosis, tissue necrosis, pseudotumors and other severe health complications.
Why was the Conserve Hip Approved?
Wright Conserve metal-on-metal hip devices entered the market through the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s controversial 510(k) approval process, which clears devices that are “substantially equivalent” to products that are already on the market. Wright claimed its Conserve line of hip prosthetics were similar to existing all metal hip implants.
Hip Implant Complications
Lawsuits have been filed against Wright Medical on behalf of patients who experienced the following complications after hip replacement surgery with Conserve implants:
- Hip pain
- Inflammation, swelling
- Problems standing or walking
- Dislocation of the hip joint
- Implant loosening
- Metal poisoning (metallosis)
- Systemic reactions (organ damage)
- Bone loss in the hip
- Soft tissue growths (pseudotumors)
- Tissue necrosis (tissue death)
- Early failure
- Revision surgery
- And more
Has a Class Action Been Filed?
No class action lawsuit has been filed to date over injuries alleged from Wright Conserve hip implants. However, in 2014 a multidistrict litigation (MDL No. 2329 was established in the Northern District of Georgia before Judge William S. Duffey, Jr. These are individual lawsuits in which plaintiffs allege that Conserve hip replacements are defective.
Need More Info?
Please visit our Wright Conserve FAQ page if you’d like more information about these topics.
Do I Have a Wright Conserve Lawsuit?
The Medical Device Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Wright Conserve lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new hip injury cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you had complications from a hip implant, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.