Jury Awards Wright Profemur Patient $4.5 Million
June 22nd, 2015 by Cutter Law
The first jury trial related to Wright Medical Technology’s Profemur R hip implant recently concluded, and the results are welcome news: the jury found in favor of the plaintiff, Alan Warner, awarding him and his wife $4.5 million.
Warner had the Profemur hip replacement implanted in 2010, but two years later, the stem of the implant snapped. Since then he has had more than a dozen surgeries to try to resolve the ongoing problems related to the failed implant.
The lawsuit alleged that laser etchings on the implant made it prone to breaking. According to LexisNexis, the jury found that the implant was defectively manufactured (but not that it was defectively designed).
The award consisted of $4 million for pain, suffering, and loss of consortium along with future pain and suffering. Warner’s wife was also awarded $500,000 in damages for loss of consortium.
According to the lead plaintiff’s lawyer, the total award is more than both Wright’s highest pre-trial settlement offer and the plaintiff’s highest pre-trial settlement demand.
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