An Illinois man is seeking damages from medical device maker Wright Medical for injuries caused by an allegedly defective Profemur hip replacement. The man claims that the defendants were aware of the defects but allowed the devices to be used anyway. Patients who have suffered injuries and hip replacement side effects from their metal on metal hip implants may be eligible for compensation by filing a metal hip replacement lawsuit.
For more information, contact Attorney Group for Illinois 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 implant attorney who can assist you throughout the legal process.
Claim: Device Maker Was Aware That Hip Implant Could Fail
An Illinois man is seeking more than $50,000 in damages from a medical device manufacturer and a distributor who allegedly failed to remove a product from the marketplace despite knowledge of its risks to patients. According to The Cook County Record, a Kankakee County resident allegedly suffered serious injuries and severe hip replacement side effects after part of a Profemur hip replacement system broke off inside his body. The replacement device remained in the plaintiff’s body for approximately five years after it was initially implanted because of arthritis in his hip.
The lawsuit, filed in August 2015, against defendants including Biomedical Associates, Inc., the device distributor, and Wright Medical Group Inc., the device manufacturer, alleges these companies were aware that the Profemur hip replacement contained a defect in its design. The president of Biomedical Associates was also named in the lawsuit, as was Wright Medical Europe and Wright Medical Technology Inc., the website reported.
A Hip Implant Attorney Can Help Injured Patients Who Suffered Hip Replacement Side Effects
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 Wright hip implant attorney to discuss their legal rights and options for compensation.
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If you have suffered complications from your metal-on-metal hip replacement, contact Attorney Group for Illinois. 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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