A metal on metal hip attorney notes an $11 million verdict handed down against Wright Medical in a case where a woman claimed that her Conserve Plus metal hip replacement was defective and caused her severe injuries. Other affected patients may be able to pursue claims for compensation with the help of a Wright Conserve hip replacement lawsuit attorney.
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Claim: Hip Implant to Blame for Blood Poisoning and Other Health Issues
Plaintiffs in hundreds of lawsuits concerning Wright metal on metal hip implants may see favorable outcomes, if the results of the first in a series of related trials are any indication. According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, a former ski instructor was awarded $11 million in punitive and compensatory damages from Wright Medical Technology, the manufacturer of the alleged defective hip device. The jury’s November 2015 decision found Wright’s Conserve Plus metal on metal hip implant to be defective and that Wright Medical was liable for alleged negligent misrepresentations about the device.
The plaintiff’s legal team argued that their client is now limited in her ability to enjoy the things she has always loved to do after metal debris from the hip implant she received caused her severe complications. Surgeons found evidence of metallosis or metal poisoning, and a buildup of fluid, among other medical issues, when they removed the hip implant from her body after a six-year period. In addition to the 300 cases currently pending in Georgia, hundreds of other lawsuits related to Wright Medical’s hip implant devices are pending before a state court judge in California, the website reported.
How a Metal on Metal Hip Attorney Can Help
Device makers have a duty to design and produce safe products, and to warn of possible risks associated with their products. Failure to fulfill that duty can result in injuries to patients, and the device maker being held liable for those injuries.
Patients who are injured by metal-on-metal hip replacements may be entitled to compensation for damages resulting from injuries. Compensation can be based on factors including:
- Medical expenses
- The permanency of the injury
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish
- Loss of income or ability to work due to loss of mobility
If a loved one dies after complications from a metal-on-metal hip implant, family members may be able to pursue claims for wrongful death damages, including:
- Conscious pain and suffering of a loved one prior to death
- Loss of financial support
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish resulting from the loss of a loved one
Affected patients and their families are encouraged to seek the advice of a metal on metal hip attorney to discuss their legal rights and options for compensation.
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