New York, New York (PRWEB) February 16, 2014
Yet another Wright hip lawsuit (http://www.consumerinjurylawyers.com/wright-profemur-hip-replacement) has been filed on behalf of a patient allegedly injured by a Wright Profemur hip replacement device. According to a complaint filed on January 28, 2014 in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas, the plaintiff in the case received a number of hip replacement components manufactured by Wright Medical Technology, Inc. in June 2007, including the Wright Profemur Z femoral stem and a Profemur modular neck. Four years later, the Profemur Z stem fractured, forcing him to under go revision surgery. Among other things, the lawsuit claims the femoral stem was not adequately tested, and alleges that Wright Medical was aware of fractures in such devices before the component was cleared for sale by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). (Latimer, et al. v. Wright Medical Technology Inc., No. 3:14-cv-00027)
“Our Firm has heard from a number of Wright hip replacement clients who have allegedly suffered Profemur stem fractures similar to the one described in this lawsuit. We will continue to monitor the litigation involving Wright Profemur hip replacements very closely,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing the victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm is actively filing Wright hip lawsuits, and continues to offer free legal evaluations to individuals who were allegedly injured due to Wright Profemur hips, as well as Wright Conserve hip replacements.
Wright Hip Lawsuits
According to court documents, Wright Medical has already reached settlements in a small number of cases similar to the one recently filed in Arkansas. These include the resolution of a Wright hip lawsuit that was set to go to trial in the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia this past December. (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)
More than 70 additional Wright hip lawsuits have been filed against the company over its Conserve line of metal-on-metal hips. These claims are now pending in a multidistrict litigation underway in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia, and involve similar allegations regarding the propensity of Conserve hips to shed dangerous amounts of metal ions into recipients’ tissue and blood stream. Plaintiffs further allege that this occurrence can result in metallosis, pseudotumor formation, failure of the hip, and other serious complications that often result in a need to surgically remove and replace the hip implant. (In re: Wright Medical Technology, Inc., Conserve Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2329)
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.
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