Our Lawyers Are Reviewing Claims for Victims of Profemur Hip Implants
There have been stories for years about people who suffer after their hip replacement surgeries. For many, hip replacement parts have required corrective surgeries to relieve the pain and problems they have caused.
The Wright Profemur hip implant device has a history of problems and of being embroiled in litigation. The Profemur hip replacement implant is currently at the center of a new round of litigation over its allegedly defective design.
Dozens of victims across the country have filed lawsuits against Wright Medical Technology, Inc over the Profemur device. These individuals claim the parts are defective and caused serious injuries, including surgery, pain, and decreased mobility.
If you received a hip replacement using Wright’s Profemur and are suffering or suffered complications, call our defective medical device lawyers at Alonso Krangle, LLP. We have experience representing victims of hip replacement injuries caused by defective medical devices like Profemur and do so with skill and compassion.
Call us today for a free evaluation of your Profemur hip implant claim and find out if you are entitled to compensation for your injuries.
What is The Profemur Hip Replacement Implant?
The Profemur hip implant (sometimes referred to as the Profemur Z hip replacement) is marketed to people who have active lifestyles and want to maintain them. Unlike traditional hip replacement devices, which are made of a single part, the Profemur is made of three.
The Profemur device is a modular system intended to allow for more flexibility and agility than others.
Lawsuits Allege Profemur Hip Replacement is Defective
Lawsuits have been filed, claiming that the Profemur Hip replacement is defectively designed and that it causes more harm than good. There are allegations that the Profemur degrades, fractures, and frets at a faster rate than other hip implant devices.
Some people claim the modular design itself lends itself to wearing out faster than other devices and that Wright should have known this and warned consumers. Marketing materials, instead, claim that the Profemur is supposed to last at least fifteen years. Studies, however, have shown that Profemur has a higher-than-average failure rate after only three years.
Profemur Hip Implant Injuries
Victims report various injuries from the Profemur hip implant. Many victims required the implant’s removal and additional surgeries to address the injuries and the underlying hip problems. Other reported injuries include:
- Trouble walking
- Difficulty standing
- Difficulty going from the sitting to a standing position
- Intense pain in the hip
- Intense pain in the groin area
- Extreme pain in thigh
- Extreme pain in the lower back
If you have a Profemur hip implant and are experiencing any of these symptoms, please speak to your doctor.
Judicial Panel Has Consolidated Profemur Litigation
Because so many people are filing Profemur lawsuits against Wright, the US Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation affirmed the plaintiffs’ motion to consolidate the cases for pretrial purposes. This means that one judge will oversee the cases in one court to increase the efficiency of the case for everyone involved.
Profemur lawsuits involve similar allegations and injuries against Wright. Defective medical device claims usually include:
- Profemur hip implants have design defects
- Profemur hip implants cause injuries
- Wright knew or should have known the Profemur hip replacement would cause injuries
- Wright should have warned the public about the dangers of the Profemur hip implant
- Wright could have made the Profemur safer
Our Defective Medical Device Lawyers at Alonso Krangle, LLP, are Interviewing Victims of the Profemur Hip Implant
If you received a hip replacement using the Profemur and suffered complications and injuries, you might be eligible to collect compensation. Our dangerous medical device lawyers can determine if you have a claim for damages.
Call us today at 888-403-6191 for a free evaluation of your Profemur hip replacement case.
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