WRIGHT MEDICAL HIP REPLACEMENT LAWSUITS
Wiggins Childs Pantazis Fisher and Goldfarb is working with clients who received Wright Medical Technology hip device replacements who have suffered intense pain or injuries following hip replacement surgery.
If you received a Wright Medical Technology Hip Replacement and have experienced some of the symptoms listed below, contact your physician immediately. Also, you should speak with an attorney before signing a release related to the Wright Hip Implants. If you physician is advising removal of the implant, it is important to attempt to preserve the removed component parts and to consult with an attorney to ensure they are saved correctly.
If you or someone you know has experienced severe pain or other injuries after the implantation of a Wright Medical hip replacement device, contact attorney Joshua D. Wilson at 615-964-5215 or by e-mail at email@example.com
On Feb. 8, 2012, the court centralized all product liability suits involving the following Wright implants: Conserve®,Dynasty®, Profemur® and the Lineage® line of products. The cases are centralized in the Northern District of Georgia and assigned to U.S. District Judge William S. Duffey, Jr.
People who have filed lawsuits claim that Wright Medical Technology manufactured defective metal-on-metal hip implants and failed to warn patients of the implants’ potential risks, including that they may fail within a few years after being implanted.
These metal-on-metal hip replacements are allegedly causing excessive heat and friction between the metal cup and the metal ball, which is resulting in excess metal wear debris. This metal debris can cause metal toxicity by releasing metal particles into the surrounding soft tissue and bloodstream.
Metal toxicity can cause many health problems, including cysts, necrosis (the premature death of cells in living tissue), rash, cardiac problems and more.
Wright Medical Technology Hip Replacement recipients are also reporting:
- Crunching or popping noises
- Difficulty standing or walking
- Hip fractures or dislocation
- Severe pain
- Tissue inflammation
Studies show that approximately one in 12 recipients of metal-on-metal hip replacements will require corrective surgery within five years of receiving the implant.
Wright Medical’s Conserve series of hip replacement implants includes the following devices and components, which have also been named in lawsuits:
- The Conserve Femoral Surface Replacement
- The Conserve Plus Total Resurfacing Hip System
- The Conserve Total A-Class Advanced Metal
- The Conserve Total Hip System