Austin, Texas (PRWEB) March 31, 2014
The law firm of Hissey Kientz, LLP is announcing that it will provide free legal consultations to individuals who may have suffered from Wright hip replacement complications. Patients who allege that they have been harmed by Wright Conserve Plus or Wright Profemur hip devices can submit lawsuit inquiries through a contact form provided on the Hissey Kientz website (http://www.hkllp.com) or by calling toll-free at 1-866-275-4454.
According to statistics from the UK National Joint Registry, the revision rate for the Wright Conserve hip replacement was 8.35% after five years. The recalled DePuy ASR hip replacement had a similar revision rate of 9.63% after five years.*
In a 2009 annual report, the Australian National Joint Replacement Registry noted that Wright Profemur hip replacements had a revision rate of 11.2% within three years.**
In January 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a warning stating that metal-on-metal hip replacements can increase the risk of severe complications including hip implant loosening, bone and tissue damage, metal poisoning and premature device failure.***
According to the British Medical Journal, metal debris from metal-on-metal hip replacement devices can release toxic levels chromium and cobalt ions into the bloodstream and result in metal poisoning. Patients with metal poisoning often require corrective hip surgery and could develop heart, vision, thyroid and nervous system problems in the future.****
Patients who have experienced metal poisoning, tissue damage or premature device failure after receiving a Wright Conserve Plus or Wright Profemur hip replacement may wish to speak with a lawyer to find out if they are eligible to file a lawsuit. For more information about whether you may have a case, contact the attorneys at Hissey Kientz, LLP by calling toll-free at 1-866-275-4454, or by email at info(at)hkllp(dot)com.
About Hissey Kientz, LLP
Hissey Kientz, LLP (http://www.hkllp.com) represents individuals experiencing complications from Wright hip replacements, as well as victims of mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases, birth defects linked to the antidepressant drugs Zoloft, Lexapro, Celexa and Effexor, problems with transvaginal mesh, Stryker, DePuy, and Biomet hip replacements, GranuFlo acid concentrates, Mirena IUDs and other defective drugs and medical devices.