The “Conserved” line of metal hip implant and its “Profemur Z Stem” manufactured by Wright Medical Technology a Wright Medical Group Company of Arlington, Tennessee have led to a significant number of lawsuits on behalf of patients who have experienced complications after their implantation (insertion) into their bodies.
Hundreds of thousands of individuals in the United States are implanted with hip replacement devices with the promise of and hope for reduction in pain, improved function and mobility and commensurate increase in the quality of life. Unfortunately several of these devices, including implants manufactured by Wright Medical Technology have resulted in exactly the opposite result causing significant pain, loss of function and mobility, and other injuries.
The allegations include premature failure of the hip replacement system and the need for surgical explantation of the device and replacement of the failed system. Associated with the wearing out and/or failure of the device is the release of medical ions/debris (metalosis) into the patient’s body.
There are scores of personal injury lawsuits pending across the U.S. alleging injuries caused by the failure including loss of and damage to bone and tissue, infections and more problems than those leading to the original hip replacement surgery.
Experienced product liability attorneys, including Douglas Welebir or Welebir | Tierney, are handling these matters and if you or a loved one have or are experiencing these problems you should consider talking to such an attorney to explore your options.
Since February 2012 all cases against Wright Medical have been brought together in a Multi-district Litigation Panel (MDL) in a Federal Court in Georgia with litigation covering the CONSERVE Total Hip Implant System, the CONSERVE Total A-Class Advanced Metal Hip Implant System and CONSERVE Resurfacing System.