Wright Hip Replacement Lawsuits: Complications & Recalls
Commonly asked questions about Wright Medical hip replacements:
- What are the Criteria for Filing a Hip Implant Lawsuit?
- What are Wright Hip Replacement Devices?
- What are Complications of Wright Hip Replacement Devices?
- Have Wright Hip Replacement Devices Been Recalled?
- Can I File a Wright Hip Replacement Lawsuit?
- Our No-Fee Promise on Wright Hip Replacement Cases
- How Do I Start a Wright Hip Replacement Claim?
- Wright Hip Replacement Lawyer Review
What are the Criteria for Filing a Hip Implant Lawsuit?
The FDA has ordered a review of all metal-on-metal hip implants due to mounting patient complaints.
Problems with metal-on-metal include, but are not limited to loosening, metallosis (ie: tissue or bone death), fracturing, and/or corrosion and fretting of these devices, which require revision surgery.
Many patients that require revision surgery due to these devices suffer significant post-revision complications.
We are investigating all cases involving metal-on-metal hip implants, including the Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck stems, recalled in July 2012; the Stryker LFIT Anatomic v40 Femoral Head (recalled August 29, 2016); the Zimmer Durom Cup, the Wright Conserve, and the Biomet M2A “38mm” and M2A-Magnum hip replacement systems, which have not been recalled.
Reported problems include pain, swelling and problems walking.
What are Wright Hip Replacement Devices?
Hip replacement devices are prosthetic components that replace the damaged bone and cartilage in the hip joint. Hip replacement surgery is recommended when hip pain is consistent even while resting, limits everyday activity, and other treatments like medication and therapy have not relieved the pain.
Wright Medical Group is an orthopedic company that specializes in joint replacement and resurfacing devices. Wright produces a variety of metal-on-metal hip implant devices, including the Conserve Acetabular Hip.
The Wright Conserve devices have proved to cause serious complications in patients due to the metal-on-metal components.
What are Complications of Wright Hip Replacement Devices?
Wright hip replacement devices, like most metal-on-metal devices, are known to cause many complications in patients. These complications include:
- Loosening of the device
- Improper positioning
- Fracture of the device
- Necrosis of tissue surrounding the implant
Metallosis is especially prevalent in metal-on-metal devices. As the metal components move against each other, the friction can release metal debris into the body, leading to metal poisoning or metallosis. Many patients have been found to have cobalt-chromium debris inside their body from metal-on-metal hip replacement devices.
If a patient experiences any of the following symptoms over three months after the hip surgery, they may need additional revision surgery:
- Pain in the hip, leg, or groin
- Joint swelling around the hip
- Difficulty walking
- Clicking, grinding, popping, or squeaking sounds from the hip area
Have Wright Hip Replacement Devices Been Recalled?
Although there has been no recall of the Wright Conserve hip replacement devices, there has been legal action taken against Wright Medical.
The FDA has also released information for those who have a metal-on-metal hip replacement device and those who are considering a metal-on-metal hip device. The information helps to ensure that patients are aware of the safety risks and can recognize symptoms should they occur.
Can I File A Wright Hip Replacement Lawsuit?
Although Wright has not recalled the Wright Conserve hip replacement device, they maintain a responsibility to ensure their products are safe and perform as designed. If you have been harmed by the Wright Conserve or another Wright metal-on-metal hip replacement device, you could be entitled to a settlement.
Our Wright hip replacement lawyers can help if you or someone you care about suffered a severe complication from a Wright Medical hip replacement device. Our top hip replacement lawyers are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new Wright Medical hip replacement cases in all 50 states.
The criteria for filing a Wright hip replacement lawsuit include the following:
- Patient implanted with the Wright Conserve “Dynasty” or “Lineage” hip implant
- Patient had revision surgery to remove the device
- Evidence of metallosis
Both patients and their families are seeking compensation for injuries. Contact our experienced Wright hip replacement lawyers to determine if you are entitled to compensation.
Our No-Fee Promise on Wright Hip Replacement Cases
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How Do I Start A Wright Hip Replacement Claim?
Our hip replacement lawyers will help you file your lawsuit. To get started, you can:
- Submit the Free Case Review Box on this page, or
- Call (866) 280-3417 any time of day to tell us about your case.
We will listen to your story and answer your questions. If you have claim, we will start immediately.
WARNING: There are strict time deadlines for filing Wright hip replacement lawsuit claims.