Wright Conserve Hip Replacement Lawsuit
Wright Conserve Hip Replacement Systems are increasingly being linked to reports of failure and metal blood poisoning, which could result in permanent injury and require consumers to undergo additional hip revision surgery.
WRIGHT CONSERVE HIP LAWSUIT STATUS: Product liability lawyers are reviewing potential claims nationwide to determine if compensation may be available through a Wright Conserve hip replacement lawsuit for individuals who have experienced problems since their surgery.
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MANUFACTURER: Wright Medical Technology, Inc.
OVERVIEW: The Wright Medical Conserve hip system is a hip replacement implant designed and manufactured by Wright Medical Technology. The artificial hip implant was approved by the FDA under the controversial 510(k) premarket approval system, which means that the manufacturer submitted the Wright Conserve hip as substantially equivalent to devices already on the market, thus avoiding extensive pre-market testing to actually see if the implants were safe.
A growing number of reports suggest that the implants may have a higher-than-expected failure rate, with many patients requiring additional surgery to remove the implant shortly after the original hip replacement surgery.
WRIGHT HIP REPLACEMENT PROBLEMS: The Conserve system is a metal-on-metal hip replacement, and lawsuits allege that design defects cause small metal particles to be shed into the body as the metal parts rub against each other, causing a condition known as metallosis.
The Wright hip problems may have been caused by the manufacturer’s failure to adequately research and test the hip replacement or warn about the risk of early failure, according to allegations raised in lawsuits filed throughout the United States. In addition, some lawsuits allege that the manufacturer should have issued a Wright Conserve recall as it became clear that the device may be failing at a high rate.
Metallosis, or metal poisoning from Wright hip replacements, can cause a number of problems, including:
- Bone Erosion
- Tissue Damage
In addition, some say that the implants have a high overall failure rate, which can lead to permanent injury, loss of mobility and severe and constant pain, even after revision surgery to remove the Wright Conserve Hip System.
OTHER WRIGHT HIP REPLACEMENT LAWSUITS: In addition to problems with the Conserve hip system, a number of individuals throughout the United States are pursuing a Wright Profemur hip lawsuit over problems associated with the company’s Profemur femoral stem, which may be prone to fracture, break, degrade, fret and ultimately fail.
>>More Info: Wright Profemur Hip Lawsuits
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