Federal Court Overseeing Wright Conserve Hip Lawsuits Schedules First Bellwether Trial, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports

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The outcome of the bellwether trial may provide insight into how juries will rule in similar Wright hip replacement lawsuits.

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Our Firm is representing a number of plaintiffs in Wright hip lawsuits. We are looking forward to the start of this trial, as its outcome may provide valuable insight into how juries will rule in similar cases.

The federal court overseeing hundreds of Wright Conserve hip replacement lawsuits (http://www.consumerinjurylawyers.com/wright-conserve-hip-replacement.html) has scheduled the proceeding’s first bellwether trial for March 9, 2015, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to an Order issued in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia on December 23rd, a final pretrial conference has also been scheduled for February 26, 2015. (In re: Wright Medical Technology, Inc., Conserve Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2329)

“Our Firm is representing a number of plaintiffs in Wright hip lawsuits. We are looking forward to the start of this trial, as its outcome may provide valuable insight into how juries will rule in similar cases,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing the victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm continues to offer free legal evaluations to individuals who were allegedly injured due to Wright Conserve hips, as well as Wright Profemur hip replacements.

Wright Hip Lawsuits
Court records indicate that nearly 400 Wright hip lawsuits are pending in in the Northern District of Georgia, where federally-filed claims involving the metal-on-metal devices have been consolidated for coordinated pretrial proceeding. All of the cases were filed on behalf of recipients of the Wright Conserve Total Hip Implant System, Conserve Total A-Class Advanced Metal Hip Implant System, and the Conserve Resurfacing System. These plaintiffs allege the metal-on-metal design of the Conserve hips resulted in the accumulation of excessive metal ions generated by the implants, which caused serious and debilitating complications including metallosis, pseudotumor formation, and premature failure of the hip resulting in the need for revision surgery.

In a regulatory filing dated August 5, 2014, Wright Medical disclosed that more than 800 product liability claims involving Conserve hip products have been filed in state and federal courts throughout the U.S. The filing also revealed that Wright is currently named a defendant in at least 36 lawsuits involving its Profemur hip replacement.*

Court documents indicate that the company has also reached settlements in a small number of claims, including one Profemur lawsuit that was set to go to trial in the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia in December 2012. (Courson, et ux. v. Wright Medical Technology, Inc., No. 5:12-cv-173) Court papers filed in March 2013 in U.S. District Court, Northern District of California indicated a settlement had also been struck in a similar claim that was pending in that jurisdiction. (Tucker, et ux. v. Wright Medical Technology, Inc., et al., No. 4:11-cv- 03086)

Individuals who have allegedly suffered serious and debilitating complications due to the Wright Profemur hip replacement or a Wright Conserve hip implant may be entitled to compensation for their injury-related damages. Learn more about filing a Wright hip lawsuit at Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s website, or call one of the Firm’s attorneys today for a free case review, at 800-511-5092.

*https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1137861/000113786114000039/wmgi630201410q.htm, SEC, August 5, 2014

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