A jury has awarded millions of dollars to a plaintiff in a Wright hip replacement lawsuit. It was alleged that the man suffered serious injuries after receiving a defective hip implant device in 2010. In the first Wright Medical hip implant lawsuit to go to trial, Wright hip replacement attorneys note many more lawsuits are facing the device maker.
If you or a loved one received a Wright hip replacement and suffered complications, contact Attorney Group for California to learn more about your options. We can answer your questions in a free, no-obligation consultation, and if you have a case, we can connect you with an affiliated Wright hip replacement attorney who can assist you throughout the legal process.
Lawsuit: Hip Replacement Lead to Severe Pain
According to The Washington Examiner, the Wright Profemur hip implant broke without any external stress, causing the plaintiff to suffer various infections as well as a dislocation of the joint. The man also was forced to undergo multiple corrective surgeries.
The plaintiff alleged that the hip implant device was dangerously fragile because etchings were made on it with a laser to show surgeons how to position the device. The manufacturer of the device maintained that the break occurred because of errors made during the hip replacement surgery. The jury ultimately determined that the implant was free of design flaws but still defective, making the manufacturer responsible for the plaintiff’s injuries.
This case represented the first hip implant lawsuit filed against Wright Medical Technology with more than a 1,000 other lawsuits pending against the company. Many of these lawsuits allege that the implant devices broke down and subsequently caused metallosis or blood poisoning as a result of design flaws, the website reported.
Injured Patients May be Eligible for Compensation
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:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish from an injury
- 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 hip replacement attorney to discuss their legal rights and options for compensation.
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If you have been injured by a metal-on-metal hip replacement, contact Attorney Group for California. You can fill out the form on this page, call us at the number listed at the top of the page, or email us at [email protected].
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Please note that the law limits the time you have to pursue a claim for an injury. If you think you have a case, you should not delay taking action.
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