The Wright Conserve hip implants have a metal-on-metal design for certain of its products that have been shown to be the source of considerable problems for many of its users. Similar to the DePuy ASR and Pinnacle Hips, which also have the metal-on-metal design and are the subject of mass tort litigation, Wright Conserve products have been experiencing high early failure rates.
Hip implants should last about 15 years but studies have shown that these systems are failing within a few years
Wright Conserve hip implants involve a metal ball that caps the patient’s thigh bone along with a metal cup that replaces the hip socket. Metal-on-metal hip replacement implants allow for metal components to grind together and cause metal particles to circulate in the patient’s bodies leading to metallosis, which can cause nerve damage, cognitive impairment and heart problems.
Injuries from the products are causing the following complications:
- Loosening of the hip replacement
- Hip or groin pain
- Difficulty walking or standing
- Metallosis or metal poisoning
- Early revision surgeries
The law offices of Sacks, Weston, Petrelli, Diamond & Millstein LLC. are taking claims from patients who are experiencing severe complications from having Wright Conserve hip implants. The particular products that we are interested in include:
- Conserve Total Hip Implant System
- Conserve Total A-Class Advanced Metal Hip Implant System
- Conserve Resurfacing System
Wright Profemur Z
Another device from Wright Medical Technology that uses the metal-on-metal hip replacement system is the Profemur Z, which is a metal cup and a modular head. This has been shown to have a high rate of fracture in the femoral component of the prosthesis. Experts have theorized that the modular design of the femoral component leads to weakening and fracture as well as severe pain. The failure rate of these devices have been reported to be 11.2 percent, or one of every nine patients experiencing failure within three years of implantation.
Wright Medical Technology used the FDA’s 510 (k) premarket approval process to get its products onto the market without the required clinical tests if it could show its products were substantially equivalent to hip replacement systems currently on the market.
Lawsuits against Wright are alleging that design is defective and that the company failed to warn users of its high failure rate and side effects.
Contact Product Defect Lawyers
Product defect claims such as these require the skills and knowledge of attorneys who have had decades of experience in mass tort litigation. Defective medical devices are usually manufactured by multinational companies with tremendous resources. Litigating claims against these companies can take years and hundreds of thousands of dollars in expenses.
Andrew Sacks and Jon Weston, along with their team of support staff and attorneys, have over 25 years of experience handling mass tort claims against companies such as Exxon Mobil and Texaco. Andrew Sacks has the distinction of being one of the very few US attorneys to have obtained two verdicts of over $1 billion each. Together, the firm of Sacks, Weston, Petrelli, Diamond & Millstein LLC. have obtained over $20 billion in compensation for its clients over the years.
Our attorneys are reviewing potential claims against Wright Medical Technology over these hip replacement systems. If you or a loved one have suffered from an artificial hip replacement implant from Wright, complete our free, no-obligation online form to see if you qualify for possible compensation.