Wright Medical Profemur Hip Implant Replacement Failure Lawsuits | Side Effects: Severe Pain and Discomfort, Unexplained Hip Pain, Difficulty Standing or Walking, Loosening of the Hip Implant, Failure of the Hip Implant, Unexplained Hip Pain
The leading law firm of Alonso Krangle LLP is currently investigating potential lawsuits on behalf of victims of Wright Profemur Hip Implant injuries. A number of U.S. lawsuits have already filed over injuries allegedly caused by Wright Medical Inc.’s Profemur Total Hip Implant System. According to these lawsuits, the Wright Profemur Z Stem was badly designed, resulting in a flexible hip stem that is too weak. As a result, the Wright Profemur Z Stem frets, degrades, fractures, or breaks entirely. These alleged defects cause Wright Profemur Hip Implant victims to suffer pain and disability, as well as the need for revision surgery within a few years of their initial surgery.
The defective medical device lawyers at Alonso Krangle LLP rank among the nation’s top personal injury lawyers, and are committed to making sure the victims of alleged Wright Profemur Hip Implant injuries receive the justice they deserve. If you experienced pain and disability, or underwent revision surgery due to a defective Wright Profemur Z Stem, you deserve compensation from Wright Medical for your pain and suffering. By filing a Wright Profemur Hip Implant lawsuit, you may be able to obtain restitution for your medical bills, lost wages, and emotional distress. The defective medical device lawyers at Alonso Krangle LLP are currently offering free lawsuit consultations to anyone injured by the Wright Profemur Hip Implant. To learn more about your legal rights, please contact the Wright Profemur Hip Implant lawyers at Alonso Krangle LLP today.
Wright Profemur Hip Implant Complications
The Wright Profemur Z Stem was designed to be used in minimally invasive hip implant surgery. Unlike other devices, it featured fixed neck or “stem” lengths, and interchangeable titanium necks to balance leg length in order to conserve bone mass and speed recovery. But lawsuits allege this design makes the Wright Profemur Stem prone to bending and breaking. When this occurs, patients will experience excruciating pain and will need debilitating revision surgery in order to have their device replaced. Symptoms of a Wright Profemur Hip Implant failure include:
- Difficulty standing or walking
- Unusual hip pain
- Loosening of the implant device
- Failure of the hip implant
In the vast majority of cases, Wright Profemur Hip Implant patients report that failures occurred during normal, every day use of the hip implant, and were not limited to situations when unusual stress was placed on the device.
Results from a 2009 report by the Australian Orthopaedic Association shows that the Wright Profemur Z femoral stem has a high failure rate. According the report, one in every nine patients who has received a Wright hip replacement system has experienced pain and other serious problems with their implants. The report also said that approximately 11.2 percent of all patients who have received the implant have needed revision surgery just three years after having received the device.
Like many defective medical devices that have made it to market, the Wright Profemur Total Hip System was approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) under its 510(k) clearance protocols. A 510(k) approval is permitted for devices that are substantially equivalent to others already on the market. Unfortunately, 510(k) approvals do not require human clinical trials, so problems caused by devices approved this way often do not become apparent until they have been on the market for several years. For years now, patient advocates have called on the FDA to reform or end its 510(k) program because it often fails to protect the public from dangerous and defective medical devices.
Learn More About Filing A Wright Profemur Hip Implant Lawsuit
If you or a loved one suffered complications, including pain, disability and need for revision surgery, following hip replacement surgery with a Wright Profemur Hip Implant, you may be eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit against Wright Medical, Inc. To learn more about the legal options available to you, please contact the Wright Profemur Hip Implant lawyers at Alonso Krangle LLP by filling out our online form or calling 800-403-6191.