Wright Hip Litigation

Wright Conserve Hip Litigation, Settlement & Product History

The settlement programs spearheaded by Pope McGlamry’s leadership are in full swing. Nearly 2,000 Wright Medical Conserve claims have or are being settled through three (3) separate and staged settlements with Wright Medical, totaling approximately $340 million. Wright Conserve MDL The Wright Conserve Multi-District Litigation (MDL) was created in February 2012, consolidating all federal court […]

Wright Medical Conserve Hip Implant Final Settlement

September 29, 2017 (Atlanta, GA) – Following a nearly six-year litigious battle in both Atlanta, Georgia and California state courts, we are pleased to announce a settlement program that will resolve all remaining eligible pending claims against Wright Medical regarding the Wright Conserve Defective Hip Device. While there are some limitations, the settlement represents another […]

Mike McGlamry to speak at AAJ’s Hot Topics in Mass Tort Litigation seminar

  Mike McGlamry to speak at AAJ’s Hot Topics in Mass Tort Litigation seminar at the Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel in Miami Beach, FL on January 25-27, 2017. Mike will speak on the Wright Hip Settlement Update and will cover settlement background terms, settlement administration and lien resolution, excluded claims and second settlement prospects. AAJ’s Hot Topics […]

Settlement Program Announced for Wright Medical Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants

After a hard-fought, almost 5-year battle in federal court in Atlanta, Georgia and in California state court, we are pleased to announce a settlement program that will resolve a significant number of claims against Wright Medical. Wright Medical has agreed to settle approximately 1,300 claims of certain Wright Medical metal-on-metal hip implant patient-claimants whose hips […]

$11 M Verdict in 1st Wright Conserve Hip Bellwether Trial

ATLANTA, November 25, 2015- On Tuesday, November 24, 2015, the jury in the first federal bellwether trial against Wright Medical Technology, Inc. for product liability and misrepresentation claims relating to their Conserve metal-on-metal hip implant device, awarded $11 million in favor of Plaintiff Robyn Christiansen. Following a two week trial and three days of deliberations, […]

Omnibus Order in Conserve Hips MDL-2329 Sets Stage for Bellwether Trial

On August 31, 2015, United States District Judge William S. Duffey, Jr., issued a 123-page order in the first of the consolidated MDL cases alleging that the Wright Medical Conserve metal-on-metal hip replacement devices are defective. The Court denied the motion for summary judgment as to Plaintiff Robyn Christiansen’s claims for defective design, fraudulent misrepresentation […]

Jury Awards $4.5 Million to Victim of Malfunctioning Wright Hip Implant Device

On June 12, 2015, a California jury found Wright Medical Technology, Inc. liable in the amount of $4.5 million to Alan Warner due to the pain and suffering he experienced after his Wright hip implant unexpectedly fractured after only three years of implantation. This was the first Wright hip lawsuit, out of over 1200 currently […]

Wright Conserve Metal-on-Metal Hips Update

Pope McGlamry, Kiesel Law and Ray Boucher are leading the charge against Wright Medical in MDL-2329, a consolidated proceeding pursuing products defect claims relating to Wright Medical Conserve – another defective metal-on-metal hip implant device. Mike McGlamry and Ray Boucher have been appointed as lead counsel for all plaintiffs, while Bill Norwood and Helen Zukin […]

Profemur Trials Approved for Coordinated Pretrial Proceedings

Last month, we noted that Tennessee’s Shelby County Circuit Court was considering whether to coordinate claims involving fractures of Wright Medical’s Profemur® Hip System. The Profemur® Hip System is a modular hip implant device developed and distributed by Wright Medical that has fractured and catastrophically failed post-implant at a frequency well above industry norms.  A […]

Wright Profemur Litigation Awaiting Ruling by TN State Court on Consolidation

The Profemur® Hip System is a modular hip implant device developed and distributed by Wright Medical that has fractured within patients at a frequency well above industry norms.  A fracture event almost always requires painful, emergency revision surgery, and in many cases the revision includes an extended trochanteric osteotomy.  The Profemur® device has been distributed […]