Hip replacement procedures are performed on more than 500,000 Americans each year. While many patients find comfort in these devices, others may suffer from serious and life-threatening complications following their surgeries. Wright Medical Technology, manufacturer of the Wright Conserve line of hip implants, has been named as a defendant in lawsuits filed on behalf of patients who allegedly sustained injuries after receiving these devices.
If you or someone you love was fitted with the Wright Conserve Hip System and you suffered from complications you believe were the direct result of the implant, you may be eligible to file a Kansas Wright Conserve lawsuit and recover damages for your injuries. Contact Attorney Group for Kansas today to learn more about your options.
Wright Conserve Hip System Overview
More than 200 reports have been filed with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) by patients who have allegedly sustained injuries due to the Wright Conserve hip implants. Additionally, plaintiffs allege that the Wright Conserve Hip System is defective and prone to failing prematurely. In many cases, patients required revision or removal procedures to correct the damage believed to have been caused by the implants.
The Wright Conserve hip implants are made up of four separate metal components, including a femoral stem, a modular neck, a Conserve cup, and a femoral head. Unlike other metal-on-metal hip replacement implants, the Wright Conserve line includes devices that are made of a metal ball and femoral cup that are constructed out of a chromium and cobalt alloy. Several plaintiffs who are pursuing claims against the manufacturer allege that these metal components may potentially rub against one another and cause metal debris to accumulate into the patient’s bloodstream. Should this occur, a patient may be at risk of metal poisoning and may suffer from side effects such as:
- Biologic toxicity
- Tissue death
- Early device failure
If a patient has been injured while fitted with one of these devices, he or she may consider filing a Kansas Wright Conserve lawsuit to seek compensation for his or her injuries. While no amount of compensation is guaranteed in a Kansas Wright Conserve lawsuit, pursuing a claim against the manufacturer may help you to receive the compensation necessary to recover your medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and other damages.
In February 2011, many lawsuits pertaining to the Wright Conserve line of hip replacements were transferred to federal court in the Northern District of Georgia for coordinated discovery. Lawsuits filed against Wright allege that the design of the implants may cause patients to suffer from metal ion levels in the blood that are higher than what is considered to be safe. If you have noticed symptoms of metal toxicity or if you have suffered from other complications, consider seeking legal counsel today to file a Kansas Wright Conserve lawsuit.
Contact Us About Filing Your Kansas Wright Conserve Lawsuit
If you or someone you love has been injured and you believe that the injury was the direct result of a Wright Conserve hip implant, you may have legal recourse. Contact Attorney Group for Kansas today to learn more about filing a Kansas Wright Conserve lawsuit and recovering damages for your condition. We can provide you with a free, no-obligation consultation and help you determine if you have a case. We can also put you in touch with an affiliated attorney who can handle your Kansas Wright Conserve lawsuit and assist you throughout the legal process.