If you were or a loved one are among the tens of thousands of individuals with a Wright Medical Technology hip implant and are experiencing significant health problems from these devices, you are among many. Hip implants manufactured by Wright Medical have been shown to cause devastating injuries. The defective design of these devices has resulted in hundreds of revision surgeries, medical expenses and over 200 complaints filed with the FDA. Wright Medical has been named as a defendant in thousands of lawsuits as a result of their failed hip replacement implant devices.
Wright Medical has been manufacturing devices used in joint replacements and revisions surgeries since 1950. In fact 60% of their annual sales come from devices used in hip and knee replacement and revision surgeries. However, these devices have caused major complications that stem from their defective design.
Types of Defective Wright Hips
Defective Wright Medical’s hip implants include:
- CONSERVE Femoral Surface Replacement
- CONSERVE Total Hip with BFH Technology
- CONSERVE Total A-CLASS Advanced Metal with BFH Technology
- The femoral systems PERFECTA and PROFEMUR
- The acetabular cup systems DYNASTY, GLADIATOR, INTESEAL, LINEAGE, and PROCOTYL
Injuries Caused By Wright Medical Technology Hips
The PROFEMUR Z system and the CONSERVE Plus Total Hip Resurfacing System have had unusually high failure rates, and can cause a variety of physical injuries and persistent health problems. The most common symptoms of a failed hip replacement may include numbness, swelling, infection, hip or groin pain, difficulty walking, component migration or loosening, dislocation and/or fracture.
Metal-on-metal systems, such as the CONSERVE hip replacement, can cause metal ions to leak into the bloodstream, resulting in thyroid dysfunction, renal function impairment, skin rash, depression, cognitive impairment, auditory or visual impairments, and cardiomyopathy.
Why you should contact Pope McGlamry
Pope McGlamry fought for the plaintiffs in the first bellwether case against Wright Medical for damages resulting from one of their CONSERVE metal-on-metal hip implants. We have a good understanding of these types of cases and the injuries individuals have sustained due to the failure of these implants. Additionally, we have over 60 years of combined personal injury litigation experience that will allow us to fight for you or your loved one to get the compensation you deserve.
If you or a loved one have had a defective Wright hip replacement device implanted, contact Pope McGlamry for a free consultation.