ATLANTA, GA., September 23, 2020. MicroPort Orthopedics Inc. has announced a Class 1 Device Recall on the PROFEMUR Neck Long and Extra Long Titanium. 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.
Pope McGlamry and the McLaughlin Law Firm represent plaintiffs in the PROFEMUR Hip Implant Products Liability Multi-District Litigation (MDL No. 2949) pending in the Eastern District of Arkansas. Pope McGlamry and the McLaughlin Law Firm 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. The Device Recall of PROFEMUR Necks is consistent with the allegations made against Wright and MicroPort. 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.
“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,” says Kirk Pope of Pope McGlamry. He further added that “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.”
“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. 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,” says MJ Blakely.
“I’ve represented about 100 clients over the past 10 years who suffered a titanium Profemur neck fracture. Unfortunately, hundreds of thousands of these Profemur modular necks remain implanted. Fractures continue to occur,” stated George McLaughlin.
If you or a loved one has suffered from a defective PROFEMUR Hip Implant, please contact our legal team as soon as possible at (877) 285-7656