Most hip replacement devices are expected to last from 15 to 20 years. However, thousands of patients experience pain, early failure, or fractures of their Wright Medical hip replacement devices, frequently requiring a second operation to replace the hip implant. Many patients seek compensation from Wright Medical for defective and dangerous hip implants sold by the company.
Most recently, the FDA posted a recall of Wright Medical’s Profemur modular stem/neck because of sudden fractures or breaking of the metal neck of device. Additionally, thousands of patients implanted with Wright Medical’s Conserve metal hip replacement have experienced loosening, metallosis, and early failure of their Conserve hip replacement systems.
We Can Tell You If You Have a Hip Replacement Claim and Help You Pursue Compensation, with No Cost to You
Borri Law Offices is accepting hip replacement cases in all 50 states. If you had hip replacement and experience painful side effects or require early revision surgery you may be entitled to substantial compensation.
We offer a free consultation. Call us or submit the contact form on the bottom of the page to speak to an experienced knee replacement lawyer about your case.
Wright Medical Profumer Hip Replacement Recall
The FDA has recalled more than 10,000 Wright Medical Profemur modular neck hip replacement components because the Profemur stem is reportedly suddenly snapping or fracturing at the neck. This injury will require surgery to remove and replace the broken stem and neck components. This is a class I recall, the FDA most serious recall classification.
Wright Medical’s Profemur stem system is frequently used with Wright Medical’s Conserve metal hip implant cup or its Dynasty metal hip replacement cup.
Several other Wright Medical Profemur hip implant stem models have also performed poorly. A prominent joint registry had identified the Profemur TL with Wright Medical’s Dynasty acetabular cup, and Wright’s Profemur Z as having higher than expected failure rates and were more dangerous that other similar hip replacements.
Thousands of Wright Conserve Hip Implant Lawsuits Pending Against Wright Medical
The Wright Medical metal-on-metal Conserve Total Hip Implant System has a metal femoral head (ball) that moves inside a metal cup to imitate a natural joint. Wright Medical claimed that the Conserve metal hip replacement would wear less than plastic hip implants, and therefore last longer.
However, after Wright Medical began to sell the metal Conserve hip replacement in 2004, it became apparent that the metal ball and cup would rub together causing metal wear particles to be released into the patient’s blood and surrounding hip tissue. Toxic metal particles can cause loosening, pain, metallosis, and tissue and bone, requiring surgery to replace the Conserve components.
More than 1,000 cases have been filed against Wright Medical claiming the Conserve hip replacement is dangerous and defective.
Wright Medical Hip Replacement Settlements
Wright Medical reportedly settled two Profemur hip stem cases shortly before trial.
Settlement discussions concerning the Conserve hip replacement are anticipated.
There Is Still Time to Obtain Compensation for a Defective Wright Medical Hip Replacement
Patients implanted with defective Zimmer knee implants still have time to seek compensation for their injuries. The time to seek compensation is limited by the law, so do not delay in seeking advice.
Is There a Wright Medical Replacement Class Action?
There are no Wright Medical hip replacement class actions. Borri Law files an individual case for each of our clients. We take the time to understand our clients’ individual circumstances.
Do I Have a Wright Metal Hip Replacement Lawsuit?
Borri Law Offices is accepting Wright Medical Profemur and Conserve hip replacement cases. For a free consultation about your case, call us toll-free at 888-444-2336, or fill out the contact form at the bottom of the page and one of our lawyers will contact you.
Wright Medical Hip Replacement Lawsuit Updates:
- $11 Million Dollar Jury Verdict – On November 15, 2015, a jury awarded a former ski instructor $11 million for injuries she sustained when her Wright Medical Conserve hip replacement system allegedly shed metal particles into her blood, and damaged surrounding tissue, causing the hip implant to become loose. She was forced to undergo a surgery to replace the hip implant only six years after it was first implanted. Her lawyers argued that Wright Medical downplayed the risks associated with the Wright Conserve device.