Wright Profemur Hip Lawyers at Bernstein Liebhard LLP Comment on Court’s Decision Regarding Testimony Pertaining to Prototype for Profemur Hip Replacement

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The Firm is representing a number of clients whose Wright Profemur hip lawsuits put forth allegations similar to those included in this complaint.

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Our Firm is representing clients in Wright hip lawsuits who have put forth similar allegations regarding the design and the development of the Profemur system.

A federal court overseeing a Wright Profemur hip lawsuit ((http://www.consumerinjurylawyers.com/wright-profemur-hip-replacement) scheduled to go to trial in October has ruled that the defense must prepare a witness to provide testimony regarding the role an Italian hip implant played in the development of the Profemur device, Bernstein Liebhard LLP comments. According to an Order filed in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Iowa on February 25th, Wright Medical Technology had asserted, among other things, that it was unreasonable to expect the witness to testify regarding the design, development, and testing of the device prior to 1999, which is when Wright acquired Cremascoli, the Italian company that developed and marketed the prototype.. However, the Court disagreed, and found that the plaintiffs are entitled to discover the role that the Italian hip implant played in the development of the Profemur hip. (Kuennen, et ux. v. Wright Medical Techonology Inc., No. C14-2045)

“This Order will provide insight into matters relevant to the plaintiffs, including the extent to which the Cremascoli device served as a model for the Profemur hip, the manner in which the Italian hip implant may have been modified, and whether or not Cremascoli received any complaints of product failure prior to Wright’s acquisition of the company,” 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 Litigation
According to a regulatory filing issued by Wright Medical Group on February 18th, the company had been named in 34 Wright Profemur hip lawsuits as of February 15, 2015 that allege personal injuries due to the Profemur long titanium neck product. The filing also noted that Wright has been named in more than 1,000 lawsuits involving its Conserve line of metal-on-metal hips, and has been participating in court supervised mediation in a multidistrict litigation underway in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia.* (In re: Wright Medical Technology, Inc., Conserve Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2329)

Court documents indicate that Wright has 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.

*sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1137861/000113786115000010/wmgi-12312014x10k.htm, SEC, February 18, 2015

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