While there are currently several companies producing faulty hip replacement devices, perhaps none are more frightening than those that refuse to acknowledge any fault in their equipment. Wright Medical Technologies is one such company. There are presently two Wright hip replacement devices that are defective in Kentucky. Despite several studies and substantial evidence demonstrating the problems with Wright’s faulty equipment, the company continues to place the blame for any patient complications on the physicians and patients involved in the surgery. The following is an overview of this serious issue.
Which Devices Are at the Center of the Wright Hip Replacement Lawsuits?
The two devices that are subject to the lawsuits are the Wright Profemur Total Hip System and the Wright Conserve Hip Implant.
What Claims Are Patients Making Regarding the Wright Hip Replacement Devices?
Patients allege that the metal components used in the two hip replacement devices are prone to “corrosion and fretting” as well as premature failure of the device. As a result, patients have developed serious side effects and complications. Many have been forced to undergo additional surgeries that are both painful and risky.
What Are the Reported Complications Resulting From the Wright Hip Replacement Devices?
Complications and symptoms resulting from the failure of these devices may include:
- Difficulty with standing or walking
- Temporary and permanent disability
- Severe Pain
- Bone fractures
- Hip dislocation
- Tissue inflammation and death
What Should You Do If You Are Concerned About a Defective Hip Replacement Involving a Wright Device in Kentucky?
Contact an experienced and knowledgeable attorney right away. Waiting too long to protect your legal rights may result in you receiving less compensation than you are entitled to. Your attorney can assess the facts and circumstances surrounding your hip replacement and help assess your potential claim.
To learn more about bringing a claim against Wright or another medical equipment company, contact a Kentucky defective hip replacement attorney today. Call our toll free number 888.450.4456 or 502.210.8942 for your complimentary consultation.