one in every nine patients who has received a Wright hip replacement system has experienced pain and other serious problems
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) March 13, 2012
The media spotlight is often a double-edged sword. No one knows this better than Dale Parcell. And yet, gossip and rumor-mongering aside, the real story here is being overlooked according to Sean Burke of AttorneyOne.
On February 22nd, 2012 a Phoenix man, Dale Parcell, filed a Wright Lawsuit (case no. 2:2012cv00368) in Maricopa county, Phoenix, Arizona District Court, against Wright Medical after needing emergency surgery following a sudden catastrophic fracture of the Wright ProFemur Total Hip System. Wright Medical Technology is the company designing and manufacturing the Wright Medical Profemur Total Hip System line of hip replacement implants.
According to the lawsuit, the plaintiff had the device implanted in June 2005 during a total left-hip replacement. In July 2011, as he was dressing for work, he suffered a sudden catastrophic fracture of the titanium modular neck of the Wright ProFemur Total Hip System. This failure caused Mr. Parcell to collapse to the ground in extreme pain and undergo emergency surgery. As mentioned in the lawsuit, surgeons had to remove the “fractured fragments of the ProFemur Z titanium modular femoral neck” and noted “some mild corrosion” at the site of the fracture. The complaint accuses Wright Medical for manufacturing defect, design defect, negligence, failure to warn and fraudulent misrepresentation. The plaintiff seeks unspecified general, special and punitive damages.
The 2009 annual report from an implant registry run by the Australian Orthopaedic Association revealed that the Wright Profemur Z hip implant was identified as having a higher than expected revision rate, 11.2%. This means that one in every nine patients who has received a Wright hip replacement system has experienced pain and other serious problems with their implants within three years of the initial surgery.
AttorneyOne.com, a recognized authority on law, can provide helpful advice and simple solutions including how to get in contact with legal counsel so that, in case of Wright Profemur Hip Replacement severe adverse events, someone can easily and inexpensively deal with it. As Mr. Burke, director of Media Relations for AttorneyOne.com, added, “What all this information really illustrates is that threat of severe side effects from Wright Profemur Hip Replacement remains. For that reason, our focus should squarely fall on getting the word out and assisting people in finding the right legal assistance.”
The Wright Profemur Total Hip System was approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) under its 510(k) clearance protocols permitting devices that are substantially equivalent to devices already on the market and without human clinical trials.
AttorneyOne.com has further information on Wright Lawsuit including how to get in contact with legal counsel.
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