Wright Profemur Z Lawsuit

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Wright Profemur Lawsuit


Lawyers Represent People Harmed by Wright Profemur Z Hip Replacement


The Wright Profemur Z hip device is a metal-on-metal hip replacement system consisting of a metal cup and a modular head. Metal-on-metal hip replacements have been associated with serious adverse effects, including metallosis, necrosis (tissue death), osteolysis (bone loss), pseudotumors and metal blood poisoning.


Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation Consolidates Federal Wright Profemur Z Lawsuits

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February 8, 2011—The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation appointed the Honorable William S. Duffey Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia to oversee federal lawsuits involving the Wright Profemur Z hip replacement device manufactured by Wright Medical Technology, Inc.

The consolidation is referred to by attorneys as an MDL and will allow a single judge to oversee all federal cases pending against Wright Medical Technology, Inc. alleging defects in the design of the Wright Profemur Z device.

Wright Medical Technology, Inc. faces several lawsuits alleging injuries from the Profemur Z device.


Wright Profemur Z Plagued by High Failure Rate

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The Australian Orthopaedic Association maintains the most comprehensive database for tracking safety issues in hip replacements. In fact, the United States does not even maintain a similar registry to assess the safety of medical devices.

According to data reported by the Australian Orthopaedic Association in 2009, the Wright Profemur Z device had an 11.2% failure rate at three years following implantation.

The following symptoms may be associated with the Wright Profemur Z hip device:

  • Loosening of the hip device
  • Hip pain
  • Difficulty standing or walking
  • Failure of the implant

Patients have reported various failures with the devices, including the device fracturing, breaking or degarding during normal use.


Your Legal Rights

If you have or a loved one has been harmed by a Wright Profemur Z hip device, you may be entitled to compensation. You should act immediately to contact a lawyer experienced in matters involving defective medical devices.

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Our Lawyers Can Help You

We are investigating claims against against the manufacturer of the Wright Profemur Z hip device. We invite you to contact us for a free, confidential consultation about your legal rights.

We represent clients throughout the United States. We can help you, too, wherever you live.

For free answers to your questions about the Wright Profemur Z hip device, just call us toll free at 800.581.4313 or submit this online contact form.

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About Our Lawyers

The Law Office of Joseph V. Gibson, P.C. is dedicated to representing patients who were harmed as a result of the Wright Profemur Z hip device.

Our goal is to provide you with aggressive, effective and ethical representation in an effort to provide you the best results possible.

We represent clients on a contingent fee basis. This means that there is no fee unless we are able to recover money for you.

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Wright Profemur News

Study Prompts Call for Wider Ban on Metal Hips
Reuters | March 12, 2012
Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacements 'High Failure Rate'
BBC News | March 12, 2012