Wright Medical Hip Replacement
Lawsuits have been filed against the manufacturer of the Wright Medical Hip Replacements implants which include several product lines. The lawsuits that have been filed have been localized in the federal court in the Northern District of Georgia. This is called the multidistrict litigation (MDL) process in the federal courts.
Those who have had a Wright Medical Technology manufactured defective metal-on-metal hip implant may be eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit and claim damages. The cases that have been filed allege that Wright Medical Technology, that manufactured the defective metal-on-metal hip implants, chose not to warn patients and physicians about the risks that are associated with this product or that the implants would fail within only a few years after the surgery.
According to the lawsuits, these metal-on-metal hip replacements are causing heat and friction between the metal cup and the metal ball. As a result of this contact, metal debris is being distributed through the body. The distribution of this metal debris is toxic and because it is being released in metal particles around the tissue surrounding the implant, it also invades and is circulated through the patient’s bloodstream.
Some of the other symptoms that have been reported Conserve®, Dynasty®, Profemur® and Lineage® regarding Wright Medical Technology hip replacement patients are:
- popping noises
- painful experience when walking
- hip fractures or dislocations
- trouble walking, standing
Some of the Wright Medical Hip Replacement patients will require revision surgeries or corrective surgery within a few years.
The replacement implants include devices and components that have been identified in the various lawsuits which include:
- Conserve® Femoral Surface Replacement
- Conserve® Plus Total Resurfacing Hip System
- Conserve® Total Hip System
- Conserve® Total A-Class Advanced Metal
Back in 2012, the FDA considered the potential risks of metal hip implants. It weighed in on the risks of the use of these devices as to the benefits. There have been thousands of adverse reports to the FDA relating to metal-on-metal devices which were originally thought to be longer lasting than other products. In fact, it has been shown over the years that these devices deteriorate quicker than some of the other devices that are either plastic or ceramic in composition.
If you or someone you know has been injured as a result of one of the defective Wright Medical Technology hip implant device or another medical device defect, please call us for an immediate free consultation.
Robert Kreisman of Kreisman Law Offices has been handling medical device defect injury cases. Kreisman Law Offices has prevailed in trials and settlements in Chicago, Illinois and surrounding communities and has successfully resolved cases for those injured in medical device defect cases.
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