As the first in the nation, its outcome may tell us something about jury rulings in similar cases involving the Profemur device.
New York, New York (PRWEB) June 24, 2015
The nation’s first trial involving a Wright hip implant lawsuit (http://www.consumerinjurylawyers.com/wright-profemur-hip-replacement) concluded on June 11th, after a California jury awarded $4.5 million to the plaintiffs in a case involving complications associated with the Profemur hip replacement. According to court documents filed in the Superior Court of California, Los Angeles County, the jury agreed that the Profemur device contained a manufacturing defect, and found that Wright Medical Technology, Inc. was negligent in designing the implant. The Profemur recipient was awarded $4 million for past and future pain and mental suffering, while his wife was awarded $500,000. (Case No. BC475958)
“Our Firm is representing a number of clients in Wright hip lawsuits that put forth similar allegations regarding this device, and we have been monitoring this trial closely. As the first trial in what is a large litigation, this verdict may tell us something about jury rulings in other cases involving the Profemur implant,” says Sandy A. Liebhard, a partner at 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 Implant Litigation
Court documents indicate that this case was among 12,000 Wright hip lawsuits currently pending in U.S. courts, all of which were filed on behalf of individuals who allegedly experienced premature failures of Profemur or Conserve hip replacements. The plaintiff claimed in his lawsuit that laser etchings on his Profemur hip replacement made the device brittle and prone to fracture, causing it to snap just three years after it had been implanted. He has since undergone 14 surgeries due to dislocations and infection, and will need to have his current artificial hip replaced in the near future.
"We are certainly encouraged by the verdict in this first trial. It is particularly interesting to note some of Wright’s defenses. Among other things, the company’s attorneys’ claimed that the device had not been implanted properly. We have faced similar challenges in other hip litigations and were pleased to see the jury reject these arguments," says Sandy A. Liebhard.
Individuals who have allegedly suffered painful 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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