Contact a Lawyer About Wright Hip Problems
The product liability lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are pursuing potential lawsuits on behalf of individuals who have experienced problems with a Wright Profemur Hip System, which may be caused by design defects with the implant.
Compensation may be available through a Wright Profemur hip replacement lawsuit as a result of the manufacturer’s failure to adequately test and research the artificial hip system or warn about the risk of early failure.
All cases are investigated by our Wright Profemur hip attorneys under a contingency fee agreement, which means there are no fees unless a recovery is obtained. To review a potential claim for yourself, a friend or family member, request a free consultation.
WRIGHT PROFEMUR HIP REPLACEMENT PROBLEMS
The lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk are investigating potential Wright Profemur hip replacement lawsuits for individuals throughout the United States who have experienced complications following surgery. Problems with the design may make it prone to fracture or fail within a few years of implant.
The Wright Medical Profemur Total Hip System was approved in the United States as a “substantial equivalent” to an existing medical device, which allowed Wright Medical Group to introduce the hip replacement without conducting rigorous pre-market approval testing.
Now that the Wright Profemur hip has been implanted in patients throughout the United States, it appears that design defects may make it prone to early failure. Potential signs of Wright Profemur hip problems could include:
- Unexplained Hip Pain,
- Difficulty Standing or Walking
- Loosening of the Hip Implant
- Fracture of the Wright Profemur hip femoral neck
- Hip Replacement Failure
- Additional Hip Revision Surgery
The Wright Profemur femoral neck is designed to be modular so that it can be adjusted for leg length. It was also manufactured to be subject to bend, which may lead to rapid deterioration and an increased risk of a hip replacement failure.
A number of consumers who received a hip replacement with the Wright Profemur system have reported that the femoral neck broke or fractured during normal use. This can result in severe pain, the need for revision surgery for the Wright Profemur hip and result in permanent and debilitating injury for the hip patient.
Following a July 2012 Stryker Rejuvenate hip recall, which is another modular neck stem system that is substantially similar to the Wright Profemur modular neck stem, concerns have also surfaced about the risk of fretting and corrosion at the modular neck junction. As the metal parts of the Wright Profemur modular neck rub against each other, they may release microscopic metal particles into the body, which could cause metallosis and failure of the implant.
According to Wright Profemur hip lawsuit allegations, the design of the device is unreasonably dangerous, making the femoral stem likely to fracture, break, degrade, fret and ultimately fail. It is also alleged that Wright Medical Group failed to adequately research the safety of the device and that a Wright Profemur hip recall should have been issued after a higher-than-expected number of individuals experienced problems within a few years of their surgery.
WRIGHT PROFEMUR HIP CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT LAWYERS
If you, a friend or family member have experienced problems or complications with a hip replacement more than three months after surgery, request a free consultation and claim evaluation with our Wright Profemur hip replacement lawyers to determine whether compensation may be available through a lawsuit.
It appears that the Wright Medical may have placed their desire for profits ahead of the safety of consumers. Therefore, individual injury lawsuits as well as potential Wright Profemur hip class action suits are being evaluated.
All cases are pursued by our product liability attorneys under a contingency fee agreement, which means that there are never any fees unless a recovery is obtained.