Each year in the U.S., more than 500,000 patients undergo hip replacement procedures. While these surgeries are largely successful and patients report increased mobility, others have allegedly suffered from complications such as increased pain and a difficulty when standing or moving. Wright Medical Technology is currently facing lawsuits filed on behalf of recipients who claim they required additional surgical procedures to replace or remove the company’s allegedly defective hip system.
If you want to learn more about your legal options after having been fitted with a Wright Conserve hip system, contact Attorney Group for Colorado today. Depending on the specifics of your case, you may be eligible to file a Colorado Wright Conserve lawsuit and seek compensation from the manufacturer for pain and suffering, lost wages, medical expenses, and more.
Wright Conserve Hip System Overview
Since the Wright Conserve’s introduction into the U.S. market, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reportedly received more than 200 adverse event reports from recipients who suffered from complications. As a result, patients began to pursue claims against the manufacturer in an attempt to recover damages for their injuries. According to the National Joint Registry for England and Wales, only one other metal-on-metal hip replacement device was found to have worse revision and removal rates than the Wright Conserve line of implants: DePuy Orthopaedics’ ASR implant.
Wright has stated that the Wright Conserve line includes three separate devices. Each device features four all-metal parts, including a modular neck, a Conserve cup, a femoral head, and a femoral stem. If you have been fitted with a Wright Conserve hip replacement, you may consider filing a Colorado Wright Conserve lawsuit to recover damages for your injuries.
The Wright Conserve line of hip replacement devices is similar in design and function to other metal-on-metal implants. As a result, patients have allegedly suffered from metal poisoning when the components of the hip grate together during everyday activities and release chromium and cobalt ions into the bloodstream. Patients also report suffering from:
- Early device failure
- Tissue death
- Biologic toxicity
Pending Lawsuits Name Wright as Defendant
All pending federal Wright Conserve lawsuits were consolidated into the Northern District of Georgia in February of 2011 for pretrial proceedings. Plaintiffs allege that Wright’s hip system was defective and that the all-metal components caused metal poisoning and early device failure. If you required additional surgical procedures to repair or replace the device, consider seeking legal counsel for more information about filing your own Colorado Wright Conserve lawsuit.
Eligible to File a Colorado Wright Conserve Lawsuit?
If you or a loved one sustained an injury that you feel was caused by a Wright Conserve hip replacement device, contact Attorney Group for Colorado today for a free, no-obligation consultation. If you determined that you have a claim, Attorney Group for Colorado can connect you with one of our affiliated attorneys. He or she can file a Colorado Wright Conserve lawsuit on your behalf and help you recover the damages to which you may be entitled. Call today.