Federal Judge Denies Bid From Defense to Dismiss Wright Profemur Hip Lawsuit
A bid to dismiss a Wright hip lawsuit on the grounds that it was “overlong and repetitive” was denied by a federal judge overseeing the claim in the Eastern District of Missouri.
According to a January 29th Order, the request to dismiss the case was brought by Wright Medical Group, who manufactured the Profemur hip replacement that allegedly failed early in an Illinois woman who received it in 2008. Her Wright lawsuit now includes claims that the device was defective, given that she was forced to undergo revision surgery after four years. However, certain warranty claims found by the federal judge to be preempted were dropped from the complaint.
According to court documents, this Wright Profemur hip lawsuit is one of dozens that have been filed over the metal hip device. In March 2013, a settlement involving one such case was reached in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, and again in December when the company agreed to pay to resolve a lawsuit that was filed in the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia. Court documents indicate that this case was already scheduled for trial when an agreement was reached.
More than 70 Wright Conserve Lawsuits Pending in Georgia Federal Court
Wright Medical is also facing more than 70 federal cases over its Conserve metal-on-metal implants, which are currently pending in a multidistrict litigation established in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia, according to recent records. Similar to claims filed over the Profemur, plaintiffs in these cases also allege that the devices were defectively designed by the manufacturer, who failed to adequately warn the general public about their potential to fail early, and cause complications. (In re: Wright Medical Technology, Inc., Conserve Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2329)
Individuals who have received the Wright Conserve and Profemur hips claim to have experienced pain, swelling, pseudotumors, symptoms associated with metallosis and other adverse tissue reactions. Oftentimes, corrective surgery has been necessary to remove and replace the device in the event that these side effects should occur.
Contact an Attorney to File a Wright Hip Lawsuit
If you received either the Wright Conserve or Profemur implant, the time is now to file a claim over these metal-on-metal devices. Call our Firm today to learn more at (877) 779-1414.