ATLANTA, GA., September 23, 2020. MicroPort Orthopedics Inc. has announced a Class 1 Device Recall on the Profemur Neck Long and Extra Long Titanium hip implant systems. The recall states that the Profemur Titanium modular neck has been reported to fracture after implantation in certain cases. This recall is in addition to MicroPort’s Class 1 Recall of the Profemur Cobalt and Chromium Long A/R modular necks due to corrosion and fracture.
Profemur Hip Replacement Lawsuit
Pope McGlamry and the McLaughlin Law Firm represent plaintiffs in the Profemur Hip Implant Products Liability Multidistrict Litigation (MDL No. 2949) pending in the Eastern District of Arkansas. These firms successfully petitioned the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation for the coordinated proceeding involving dozens of lawsuits alleging that MicroPort Orthopedics Inc. and Wright Medical Technology, Inc. sold defective hip implants, allegations that are consistent with those of the Profemur Necks device recall. The JPML assigned the MDL to U.S. District Judge Kristine G. Baker.
Additionally, Pope McGlamry and McLaughlin Law Firm are leading the state-coordinated litigation involving Profemur hip implant failures in front of Judge Robert Weiss in the Circuit Court of Shelby County, Tennessee.
The Wright Profemur Recall
“This recall should have been issued years ago. These devices have been known to be susceptible to corrosion and fracture for a very long time,” said Kirk Pope of Pope McGlamry. “With this recall, many patients that may have been implanted with these devices in the future will be spared the pain and horror of experiencing a catastrophic failure of the Profemur.”
“This recall should have been issued years ago. These devices have been known to be susceptible to corrosion and fracture for a very long time.”
“Pope McGlamry and the McLaughlin Law Firm pursued claims against Wright Medical Technology, Inc. and MicroPort related to the catastrophic failure of their modular stem hip implants for years," added MJ Blakely, also of Pope McGlamry. "We are pleased to learn that MicroPort has finally recalled additional components of their dangerous Profemur hip implant device. Now countless other families will not be victims of the defective Profemur hip implant."
“I’ve represented about 100 clients over the past 10 years who suffered a titanium Profemur neck fracture," said George McLaughlin of McLaughlin Law Firm. "Unfortunately, hundreds of thousands of these Profemur modular necks remain implanted. Fractures continue to occur."