New York, NY (PRWEB) October 27, 2012
Wright Medical Group Inc. recently announced the expiration of the Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) the company entered into with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in New Jersey on September 29, 2010. The announcement comes as court records indicate hip implant lawsuits involving the Wright Profemur hip replacements and Wright Conserve hip replacement continue to move forward, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. (U.S. v. Wright Medical Technology, 10-mj-8233, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey [Newark].
Wright Medical Group entered into the DPA to resolve charges that it paid surgeons to use its products. According to a statement from the company, Wright Medical Group has received a Notice of Dismissal of the Complaint filed against it by the U.S. Attorney in New Jersey that had resulted in the Agreement. The Company remains subject to the terms of a Corporate Integrity Agreement it entered into with the Office of Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services until September 29, 2015, according to the statement.*
Wright Hip Implant Lawsuits
Wright Medical Group is facing a growing number of Wright Conserve hip replacement lawsuits in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. Recently, the federal judge overseeing the Wright Conserve hip litigation ordered the company to produce certain documents pertaining to Wright Profemur hip neck stems after Plaintiffs argued that the Profemur component was an integral part of the allegedly flawed design for the Wright Conserve metal-on-metal hip replacement system. (In re: Wright Medical Technology, Inc., Conserve Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation [MDL No. 2329])
The company has also been named in a number of Wright Profemur hip replacement lawsuits that allege the devices were negligently designed. Recently, a federal judge in Washington State declined to dismiss a Wright Profemur lawsuit filed by a man who claims his Wright Conserve and Pro femur components “suddenly and catastrophically failed while being used in a normal and expected manner.” (Case No. 3:12-cv-05687-RBL [W.D. Wash.]
The lawyers at Bernstein Liebhard LLP are currently investigating Wright hip implant lawsuits involving the Conserve and Profemur components. The firm is also actively filing cases involving the DePuy ASR hip implant and the metal-on-metal Pinnacle hip system, and is evaluating claims regarding the Biomet M2a Magnum hip implant. In addition, Bernstein Liebhard LLP is closely following developments of the June 2012 Smith & Nephew metal liner recall and the July 2012 Stryker recall of its Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck hip stems.
Bernstein Liebhard LLP is offering free lawsuit consultations to anyone injured as a result of a Wright hip implant or any other metal-on-metal hip replacement. Individuals who have endured hip implant failures, metallosis, pain, or revision surgery due to one of these devices may be entitled to compensation for their medical care, pain and suffering, and other damages. A wealth of information about metal-on-metal hip implant lawsuits is available at Bernstein Liebhard’s website, or by calling one of our attorneys at 1-877-779-1414 today.
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