The Wright Conserve hip system has been linked to reports of premature failure and other complications which may require the need for painful revision surgery.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one had problems from 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 is the Wright Conserve Hip?
The Wright Conserve is a metal-on-metal implant used in total hip replacement surgery. The Conserve is designed with an all-metal “ball-and-socket” design, in which a metal femoral head pivots inside a metal acetabular cup.
How Many Wright Conserve Devices are There?
- Wright Conserve hip implants include:
- Conserve Total Hip Replacement System
- Conserve Plus Total Resurfacing Hip System
- Conserve Femoral Hip Surface Replacement
- Conserve Total A-Class Advanced Metal Hip Implant System
- Conserve Resurfacing System
Which Complications Have Been Linked to the Conserve Hip Implant?
- Hip pain
- Swelling, inflammation
- Dislocation, looseness, or instability
- Bone loss (osteolysis)
- Tissue necrosis
- Bone fracture
- Bursal cyst
- Pseudo-tumors (soft-tissue growths)
- Metallosis (metal poisoning)
- Corrosion of hip implant
- Failure in less than five years
- Revision surgery
- Permanent disability
- General hypersensitivity reactions (skin rash)
- Neurological changes
- Hearing or vision loss
- Psychological changes
- Cognitive impairment
- Kidney function impairment
- Thyroid dysfunction (neck discomfort, fatigue, weight gain, feeling cold)
- And more
What is the Wright Conserve MDL?
In February 2012, a panel of judges ordered that all federal lawsuits involving the Wright Conserve Total Hip System would be centralized as part of a multidistrict litigation (MDL no. 2329) in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. Shortly after the MDL was created, the parties agreed that the litigation would be limited to cases alleging design defects with the metal-on-metal design of the following devices:
Conserve Total Hip Implant System
Conserve Total A-Class Advanced Metal Hip Implant System
Conserve Resurfacing System
Have There Been Any Settlements?
In November 2016, Wright Medical agreed to pay $240 million to settle about 85% of the 2,600 pending lawsuits alleging injuries from its metal hip replacement devices. Nearly 1,300 people who needed revision surgery within 8 years are eligible — up to $170,000 for the Conserve Cup, and $120,000 for the Dynasty or Lineage metal-liners.
Is There a Class Action?
No class action lawsuit has been filed to date over injuries alleged from the Wright Conserve hip implant. The only consolidated action is the MDL currently pending in the Northern District of Georgia.
What’s the Difference Between and MDL and a Class Action?
Class actions involve a single lawsuit filed by a large group of people who have suffered similar harm by the same defendant or defendants. The plaintiffs or “class” consolidate their claims into one legal action. Multidistrict litigation (MDL), on the other hand, may involve multiple lawsuits that have been filed by different parties. The different legal actions are consolidated merely for the purpose of pre-trial proceeding convenience, including discovery, and may then be sent back to the courts where they came from for the trial.
Can I File a Wright Conserve Lawsuit?
Only a qualified attorney can determine whether you are eligible to file a lawsuit against Wright Medical Devices, the company that manufactures the Conserve hip, which is why we are currently offering free case evaluations. Simply fill out the confidential evaluation form below to contact our law firm now.
Most cases involving medical devices allege that a product was sold with design, manufacturing, and/or marketing defects, which typically refers to a company’s failure to warn of a certain potential complications. In the case of the Conserve implant, our attorneys suspect that patients may be able to take legal action in light of claims that Wright failed to adequately warn doctors and patients about the risk of premature failure, metallosis and other complications.
How Can Filing a Lawsuit Help Me?
By filing a lawsuit against the maker of the Wright hip replacement device, you may be entitled to collect compensation for all current and future medical expenses related to the treatment of your injury, as well as for damages for pain and suffering. Additionally, filing a lawsuit can help hold the drug’s manufacturer accountable for releasing an allegedly defective hip implant into the marketplace, and to discourage other companies from engaging in similar conduct.
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 hip replacement lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new hip implant failure cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you had problems following hip replacement surgery, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.