Free Wright Profemur Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective hip included in this recall, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.
Wright Hip Implant lawsuit Update 9/17/12: A federal judge has ruled that plaintiffs who have filed product liability lawsuits over Wright Conserve artificial hip implants may obtain information and discovery from the company regarding issues with its Profemur femoral neck stem, a separate hip component that has been the subject of numerous lawsuits around the country. According to a discovery order issued earlier this month by U.S. District Judge William S. Duffey, Jr., Wright Medical will be required to produce certain documents requested by the plaintiffs, entitling them to obtain information about the function and design of the neck component, as well as details of the investigation into the Profemur’s design flaws, which have been found to include corrosion, fretting, and device failure.
Consumer Alert: New hip replacement lawsuit filed over defective design
December 17, 2010 – A new lawsuit has been filed against Wright Medical Group over a failed Wright Profemur hip system. The suit was filed in November by a Colorado man, and claims that the device failed less than three years after having it implanted.
According to the suit, the femoral neck of the Wright Profemur hip system implanted on the plaintiff’s right side broke, requiring a second revision surgery to remove the defective device. The implant broke during normal use, causing severe pain and resulting in permanent physical disability.
The Wright Profemur Total Hip System used during the original hip replacement included the:
- Conserve Plus Cup
- Conserve Total Femoral Head
- Wright Modular Femoral Neck
- Profemur E Cementless Stem
Why the Wright Profemur Hip may be dangerous.
According to the lawsuit, the Wright Profemur hip system is dangerous because the neck can bend, leading to rapid deterioration and failure. The hip implant neck is designed to be modular, so that it can be adjusted for leg length, but the design has been found to increase the potential for fretting, corrosion, and failure.
Earlier in 2010, a DePuy ASR hip recall was issued after reports that the metal-on-metal hip replacement had a failure rate of 12%. However, that recall was not issued until several months after the first lawsuits were filed.
Do I Have a Wright Profemur Hip Lawsuit?
The Medical Device & Products Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in defective hip injury lawsuits. We are currently accepting new Wright Profemur hip lawsuits in all 50 states.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective hip included in this recall, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.