If you or a loved one have received a hip implant manufactured by Wright Medical Technology, Inc., you may have experienced the significant health problems and injuries these devices have caused. You are not alone. These dangerous implants have hurt tens of thousands of individuals, necessitated revision surgeries and increased medical expenses, and led to thousands of claims and lawsuits against Wright Medical.
If you have suffered complications from a Wright Medical hip implant, you need and deserve compensation for your pain and losses. We can help. Serving clients across the country, the medical products liability attorneys at LaBovick Law Group will aggressively pursue all your rights for compensation on behalf of those injured by Wright Medical hip implants.
Numerous Wright Medical Devices Under Scrutiny
Wright Medical began manufacturing joint replacement devices in 1950. These devices became so popular and widely used that hip and knee products made up 60% of the company’s annual sales. Wright Medical hip devices are used in both primary and revision replacement surgeries as well as hip resurfacing procedures.
Wright Medical’s most popular hip replacement devices are:
- CONSERVE Total A-CLASS Advanced Metal with BFH Technology
- CONSERVE Total Hip with BFH Technology
- CONSERVE Femoral Surface Replacement
- Acetabular cup systems, including DYNASTY, INTESEAL, PROCOTYL, GLADIATOR AND LINEAGE
- Femoral systems such as PERFECTA and PROFEMUR
The Wright Medical devices that have caused the most problems in patients are the CONSERVE Plus Total Hip Resurfacing System and the PROFEMUR Z System. The CONSERVE Plus device is a metal-on-metal design that is marketed to younger, active individuals.
Serious Health Problems Caused by Wright Medical Hip Replacements
However, the FDA has received more than 200 complaints about problems and complications stemming from these devices. Both the CONSERVE and PROFEMUR Z Systems have higher than normal failure and revision rates, and the adverse health effects caused by these defective implants are wide-ranging.
“There are a variety of symptoms that a recipient of a bad hip replacement may endure…things such as pain or a stabbing sensation in the hip joint itself, infection, dislocation, loss of support on the side the hip replacement is on, also, back pain and pain on the other hip due to more use because you are suffering on that particular side.” (LaBovick Law Group Hip Partner)
Additional complications caused by Wright Medical hip replacement devices include:
- Metallosis due to increased metal ions in the bloodstream, resulting in joint pain and swelling, chest pain, numbness and fatigue
- Joint fracture
- Severe joint pain
- The need for several additional revision and replacement surgeries
How LaBovick Law Group Can Help You With Your Hip Replacement Claims
Suffering injuries, adverse health effects, pain, and expense due to a failed or defective medical device can be a traumatic and difficult experience. At LaBovick Law Group, we understand the challenges faced by those who have been harmed by medical devices such as Wright Medical hip implants. We also understand what it takes to obtain justice and compensation for such injuries. It takes experience. It takes a combination of legal skills and medical knowledge. It takes tenacity and an unwavering commitment to our client’s well-being.
With over 50 years of combined experience and a lengthy record of obtaining hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation for injury victims, the defective medical device attorneys at LaBovick Law Group, with offices throughout Florida will work tirelessly to get our clients the resources and compensation they need and deserve.
LaBovick Law Group has a long history in hip cases. In fact our firm has helped numerous clients across the country who have been hurt by Wright Medical hip replacement devices and other hip devices. We continue to investigate and purse claims on behalf of those who have been injured by these devices. If you have questions or concerns about Wright Medical hip implants and want to explore the possibility of pursuing a claim for compensation, please call Brian LaBovick, JD or Marcie Dodson, JD. Our number is (561) 623-3681 or contact us online at www.LaBovick.com. We will provide you time on the phone with an attorney within minutes of calling for help. We will let you know if you have a case or not. We look forward to assisting you.