Wright Hip Replacement
Individuals throughout the United States that have received a Wright Conserve Hip System or a Profemur Z Hip Stem are filing metal hip implant lawsuits against Wright Medical Technology, Inc. These lawsuits allege, in part, that Wright manufactured defective devices and failed to warn patients of potential risks including metallosis (metal poisoning) and premature failure of the implant.
Common side effects being reported by individuals with a Wright hip implant:
- Severe hip pain
- Infection or swelling around the hip
- Crunching or clicking noises
- Difficulty walking or standing
Metal poisoning, also known as metallosis, is another serious side effect that has been reported in cases involving various brands of metal-on-metal hip implants. The Wright products are no exception. Metallosis is the release and build up of cobalt and chromium ions into the bloodstream. Conditions potentially associated with metallosis include: vertigo, optic never damage, blindness, peripheral neuropathy and deafness.
Since 2003, it has been estimated that nearly 10,000 of these Wright devices have been implanted in patients.
Complications from the Profemur Z can include corrosion near the neck (at the point of the implant where the stem connects to the ball component). Corrosion can cause the release of metal debris, which can result in metal poisoning.
Additionally, there have been reports of the stem “snapping”, which in some cases has resulted in emergency revision surgery.
Contact a Wright Hip Replacement Lawyer
If you’ve received a Wright hip replacement and suffered injuries from your implant or have had to undergo revision surgery, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit. Contact the Wright hip implant lawyers at Cutter Law today. We offer free case evaluations, and if we accept your case – there’s never a fee unless we win a monetary recovery. Give us a call Toll Free at (916) 669-4496, or by filling out the contact form.