Wright Hip Lawsuit Update: Bernstein Liebhard Notes Settlement in California Wright Profemur Hip Replacement Lawsuit
New York, New York (PRWEB) April 08, 2013
Bernstein Liebhard LLP notes that a Joint Notice of Settlement has been filed in a Wright Profemur hip replacement lawsuit that was scheduled to go to trial in California federal court this month. Court records indicate that Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has scheduled a compliance hearing for May 17th. According to the Notice dated March 20, 2013, terms of the Wright hip lawsuit settlement have not been disclosed. (Tucker, et ux. v. Wright Medical Technology, Inc., et al., No. 4:11-cv-03086)
“News of this settlement is of great interest to our firm. We continue to hear from Wright Profemur hip replacement patients who have allegedly suffered serious injuries that echo those detailed in this lawsuit,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing the victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm continues to offer free legal evaluations to individuals allegedly injured by Wright hip replacements, including the Profemur hip system, as well as Wright Conserve hip replacements.
Wright Hip Replacement Lawsuits
The Wright Profemur hip replacement system was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) system, which does not require a device to undergo human clinical trials. In 2009, data from the Australian National Joint Replacement Registry revealed that 11.2 percent of Wright Profemur femoral stems failed within just three years of implantation.* According to his complaint, the plaintiff in the California Wright hip lawsuit settlement received a Wright Profemur hip system consisting of a “PHAO-1224 long neck combined with a Plasma Z-stem” in 2006. The lawsuit alleged that the hip “catastrophically failed without warning” four years later while he was walking outside his home.
In addition to Wright Profemur hip lawsuits, Bernstein Liebhard LLP is also investigating claims related to Wright Conserve hips. Dozens of complaints involving the Wright Conserve Total Hip Implant System, Conserve Total A-Class Advanced Metal Hip Implant System, and the Conserve Resurfacing System are currently pending in a multidistrict litigation underway in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia. In re: Wright Medical Technology, Inc., Conserve Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2329) All of the devices named in the Wright Conserve lawsuits are metal-on-metal hip replacements, in which the femoral ball and cup are made from a chromium/cobalt alloy. On January 17th, the FDA issued a Safety Communication warning that metal debris shed by all-metal hips can damage the bone and/or soft tissue surrounding the implant and joint. Like the Wright Profemur, the Conserve hip was also brought to market via the FDA’s 510(k) system. In its January communication, the agency proposed a rule that would make metal-on-metal hips ineligible for 510(k) approvals.**
Individuals who experienced complications related to Wright Profemur hip replacements or
Wright Conserve hips may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages. To learn more about Wright hip replacement lawsuits, please visit Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s website, or call one of the Firm’s attorneys today for a free case review, at 1-877-779-1414.
About Bernstein Liebhard LLP
Bernstein Liebhard LLP is a New York-based law firm exclusively representing injured persons in complex individual and class action lawsuits nationwide since 1993, including those who have been harmed by dangerous drugs, defective medical devices and consumer products. The firm has been named by The National Law Journal to the “Plaintiffs’ Hot List,” recognizing the top plaintiffs’ firms in the country, for the past 10 consecutive years.
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