Wright Medical Conserve & Profemur Hip Replacement Lawsuit
Wright Medical Conserve Plus Cup Hip Implant Lawsuit
The Attorneys of Ennis & Ennis, P.A. are currently pursuing potential lawsuits for individuals who have experienced complications with a Wright Conserve hip implant, including a Wright Conserve Plus Cup which has had hundreds of reports of early failure, often resulting in the need for revision surgery to remove the artificial hip replacement.
Although Wright Medical Group has known about the dangers associated with the metal-on-metal design of the Conserve Plus hip system, they have continued to market the device as safe and effective.
The Wright Conserve artificial hip was approved in 2003 as a “substantially equivalent” design to an older product, which allowed Wright Medical to begin selling the hip with virtually no testing. However, recent reports show that there are serious problems with the design of the hip system.
Wright Medical Conserve Plus Cup Hip Implant Problems
The Wright Conserve Plus hip replacement is a metal-on-metal artificial hip system. This type of implant can release metal particles into the hip joint damaging the surrounding tissue. This can result in metallosis, tissue necrosis, pseudo tumors and other problems.
Hundreds of adverse event reports have been submitted to the FDA involving Wright Conserve hip problems. In most of the reported cases, the need for further revision surgery was reported.
Wright Medical Profemur Hip System Lawsuit
The Profemur Hip System is different from the Conserve model as it has a modular design, which means that the neck component can be adjusted to fit each patient's leg length.
The problem is that the modular design causes the neck to bend too easily. This bending motion can cause deterioration and premature failure of the implant.
Results from a 2009 report by the Australian Orthopaedic Association shows that the Wright Profemur Z femoral stem has a high failure rate.
According to the report, one in every nine patients who received a Wright Profemur hip replacement system have experienced pain and other serious problems with their implants.
The report also says that approximately 11.2 percent of all patients who have received the implant have needed revision surgery.
Symptoms individuals may experience from a faulty hip implant may include:
* Difficulty standing or walking
* Severe pain in the hip, thigh, groin or lower back
* Stiffness and difficulty performing normal activities
Medical attention should be sought if you begin to experience any of these symptoms to determine if your implant has a serious problem such as a fracture.
Wright Profemur & ConserveHip Replacement Lawsuit
If you or a loved one have suffered or been injured from a defective Wright Medical Conserve Plus Hip Implant or needed a hip implant revision you may be entitled to compensation. Contact the Wright Medical hip Implant attorneys of Ennis & Ennis today for a free confidential case evaluation. Our on staff nurse and lawyers are standing by to answer any questions you may have regarding the Wright Medical Conserve Hip Implants, a possible Wright Medical Hip Implant class action lawsuit, or any other type of defective hip implant litigation. Call us toll-free at: 1.800.856.6405 or fill out the free case evaluation form on this page.
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