The federal court overseeing hundreds of Wright Conserve hip lawsuits has set a date for its first bellwether trial. According to an Order issued on September 21st in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia, the trial will begin on November 9th, to be preceded by a pretrial conference on November 2nd.

Wright Conserve Allegations

Court documents indicate that more than 540 product liability claims have been filed in the Northern District of Georgia on behalf of individuals who are alleged to have experienced metallosis, pseudotumor formation, early device failure and other serious complications related to the Wright Conserve Total Hip Implant System, Conserve Total A-Class Advanced Metal Hip Implant System, and the Conserve Resurfacing System. Plaintiffs claim that their injuries were caused by the metal-on-metal hip implants’ propensity to shed dangerous amounts of metallic debris.

According to court documents, the lawsuit chosen for the federal litigation’s first bellwether trial was filed by a Utah woman who received the Wright Conserve Hip Implant System in 2006. In August 2012, while doing yoga, the plaintiff “felt and heard a crunching sound and then felt immediate, severe pain in her right hip and groin.” She underwent hip revision surgery after being diagnosed with a loose and displaced acetabular cup in her right hip replacement. During the surgery, he doctor discovered signs of a metallosis reaction of the hip, with an inflammatory synovium. According to the complaint, the surgeon found that the plaintiff’s “soft tissue that had been damaged by the metal debris.”

As a bellwether case, the outcome of this trial could prove important to the 542 other Wright Conserve hip lawsuits pending in the multidistrict litigation underway in Georgia. Bellwethers often provide valuable insight about possible jury findings in similar lawsuits.

Wright Hip Lawsuit Reviews

Bernstein Liebhard LLP is representing a number of Wright hip lawsuit plaintiffs who have filed claims involving metal-on-metal Conserve hips. If you or a loved one experienced debilitating complications that resulted in early failure and premature revision of a Wright Conserve hip implant, please call 877-779-1414 to schedule a free, no-obligation review of your case.

Published October 7, 2015 by