Wright Medical Conserve Plus Cup Metal on Metal Hip Replacement Lawsuit News Archive
Oregon Lawsuit Filed: Wright Conserve Hip Implant Caused Metal Poisoning
- Ennis & Ennis
12/09/2011 - Christine Minton and her husband Michael have filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon against Wright Medical. The Mintons are alleging that the Wright Conserve Hip System caused her to suffer metal blood poisoning and permanent injury. Minton also accuses Wright Medical of failing to properly test the Wright Conserve Hip replacement device, as well as manufacturing and selling the defective device.
Minton received the Wright Conserve Hip in February 2007, after which, the lawsuit says, she suffered metallosis a form of toxic blood poisoning caused by the device shedding chromium and cobalt particles into her body.
All-metal hip implants are made with an acetabular cup and ball made of chromium and cobalt. As the joints grind against each other as the recipient walks and moves dangerous amounts of metal debris are shed into patients’ bloodstreams. This can lead to tissue damage, premature device failure, the need for revision surgery, and additional health problems.
In May of this year, the FDA requested that manufacturers of metal-on-metal hip replacement devices, like the Wright Conserve Hip replacement device, obtain more information about the level of metal shed by the devices, how dangerous shedding is, and to define metallosis side effects.
The Wright Conserve Hip device was approved by the FDA through the 510(k) fast track program, which allowed Wright Medical to show the device was similar to a product already approved and on the market, instead of having to perform the extensive safety testing required through the normal approval process.
Wright Medical Conserve Plus Metal on Metal Hip Implant 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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