Lawsuits for Problems with Wright Conserve Plus Cup
The product liability lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are pursuing potential lawsuits for individuals who have experienced problems with a Wright Conserve hip system, including a Wright Conserve Plus Cup, which has been linked to reports of early failure, often resulting in the need for revision surgery to remove the artificial hip replacement.
Compensation may be available through a Wright Conserve hip lawsuit as a result of the manufacturer’s failure to adequately research and test the component, or warn about the high risk of problems associated with the device.
All cases are investigated by our Wright Conserve hip replacement lawyers on a contingency fee basis, which means that there are no out-of-pocket expenses to have our law firm pursue your case and there are no fees unless a recovery is obtained. To review a potential lawsuit for yourself, a friend or family member, request a free case evaluation.
WRIGHT CONSERVE HIP REPLACEMENT PROBLEMS
The lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk are investigating potential hip replacement lawsuits for individuals throughout the United States who may have experienced problems caused by design defects with a Wright Conserve Plus Hip.
The Wright Conserve Plus hip replacement is a metal-on-metal artificial hip system, which can relase metal particles into the hip joint and surrounding tissue as the cobalt-chromium metal femoral head rotates within the cobalt-chromium metal acetabular cup. This can result in metallosis, tissue necrosis, pseudotumors and other problems.
Lawsuits are being evaluated for individuals who have experienced problems with a Wright hip replacement, which could include:
- Hip Pain
- Difficulty Standing or Walking
- Loosening of the Hip Replacement
- Hip Revision Surgery
Hundreds of adverse event reports have been submitted to the FDA involving Wright Conserve hip problems, often resulting in severe pain and the need for additional surgery to replace or revise the Conserve Plus hip.
In addition to problems caused by the metal-on-metal design, potential Wright Profemur hip lawsuits are being reviewed for cases where the femoral neck of the Conserve Plus hip system may fracture or break, known as the Wright Profemur femoral neck.
WRIGHT CONSERVE PLUS LAWSUIT ALLEGATIONS
Although Wright Medical Group has known about the dangers associated with the metal-on-metal design of the Conserve Plus hip system, they have continued to market the device as safe and effective.
Rather than conducting rigorous pre-market studies to establish the safety of the design, the Wright Conserve artificial hip was approved in 2003 as a “substantially equivalent” design to an older product, which allowed Wright Medical to begin selling the hip with virtually no testing. However, after post-marketing reports clearly established that there are serious problems with the design of the hip system, they continued to market and sell the device and failed to take any steps to issue a Wright Conserve hip recall.
The Wright Conserve Cup is very similar to the design of the DePuy ASR Cup, which was recalled in August 2010 amid a high number of problems involving failure and revision surgery. Both contain a linerless monoblock thin shallow acetabular cup and both artificial hip systems have shown that they are prone to early failure, metallosis and cobalt toxicity. As a result, many lawsuits allege that a recall for the Wright Conserve Plus cup should be issued because the risks outweigh the potential benefits.
WRIGHT HIP REPLACEMENT CLASS ACTION LAWYERS
The lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing individual lawsuits, as well as potential Wright Conserve Hip class action suits for individuals who received one of these defective metal-on-metal systems.
A growing number of lawsuits over Wright Conserve hip replacements have been filed and it appears that hundreds of individuals throughout the United States may be at risk for serious problems involving catastrophic failure of their artificial Wright hip replacement.
All cases are reviewed by our hip replacement law firm under a contingency fee agreement, which means that we only receive an attorney fee if we are successful obtaining a recovery for injuries caused by the defective hip system.