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Wright Medical Profemur Total Hip Replacement

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Wright Medical Profemur Hip Implant May Be Causing Health Problems

Wright Medical Profemur Hip Implant May Be Causing Health Problems

Wright Medical Profemur Hip Implant May Be Causing Health Problems

People who underwent a total hip replacement with the Wright Medical Profemur hip implant were probably under the impression that they would have a better quality of life after surgery. They were also possibly told that this implant would last for years. Unfortunately, this has not been the case for some patients. As it turns out, the Wright Medical Profemur hip implant has a tendency to fail early, forcing these patients to go through another surgery to remove the implant. If you or someone you know has had surgery related to this device, our attorneys would like to hear from you. Parker Waichman LLP offers free case evaluations for anyone who has questions about their legal rights.

Problems with the Wright Medical Profemur Hip System

Wright Medical Technology manufactures a line of hip implants that fall under the Profemur Total Hip System category. Lawsuits over Wright Medical Profemur hip implants include the following products:

  • Conserve Plus Cup
  • Conserve Total Femoral Head
  • Wright Modular Femoral Neck
  • Profemur E Cementless Stem
  • Wright Profemur Z Femoral Stem

If you’ve had a hip implant, you should know that they are supposed to last at least 15 years. A total hip replacement surgery is a complicated, invasive operation that no one should have to undergo unless absolutely necessary. The problem with the Wright Medical Profemur systems is that they fail within just a few years, which forces patients to undergo “revision” surgery to remove the devices. In 2009, the Australian Orthopaedic Association found that one component, the Wright Profemur Z femoral stem, had a revision rate of 11.2 percent in only three years; this means that one in every nine patients had to undergo revision surgery. Other complications associated with the Wright Medical Profemur hip system include:

  • Fracture
  • Breakage
  • Degradation
  • Fretting (wear and corrosion of the implant’s surfaces)

Like metal-on-metal hip implants and numerous other medical devices, the Wright Medical Profemur was approved without clinical safety tests, through a route called “510(k)” which allows manufacturers to sell devices without proving their safety or effectiveness through clinical testing; they only have to prove that the device is similar enough to a preceding device that has already been approved and is on the market.

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If you or someone you know has been implanted with the Wright Profemur hip system, you may have valuable legal rights. Please fill out our online form or call 1-800-YOURLAWYER (1-800-768-7529) to find out more today.


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Court Order in Conserve Hip Device Multidistrict Litigation Sets Stage for Bellwether Trial

Sep 3, 2015
United States District Judge William S. Duffey Jr., of the Northern District of Georgia, issued a 123-page order in the first of the consolidated MDL cases alleging that the Wright Medical Conserve metal-on-metal hip replacement devices are defective. The court denied the motion for summary judgment of the plaintiff's claims of defective design, fraudulent misrepresentation and concealment and punitive damages, and also rejected Wright Medical's claim that the Medical Device Amendment to the...

National Medical Device Lawyers Warn About Risks Associated with Metal Hip Implants such as the DePuy ASR, Biomet M2a Magnum, Other Allegedly Defective Hip Replacements

Sep 24, 2012 | Parker Waichman LLP
Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of victims injured by defective medical devices, is notifying the public about the safety concerns surrounding metal-on-metal hip implants. Following a major recall by Johnson & Johnson, the devices have been repeatedly linked to a high failure rate and various side effects associated with the release of metal particles. Metal-on-metal hip implants began raising major safety concerns after DePuy...

Feds Investigating Wright Medical' Profemur Hip Replacement System

Aug 8, 2012 | Parker Waichman LLP
Wright Medical Inc. disclosed yesterday that it has  received a federal subpoena from the U.S. Attorney's office in the Western District of Tennessee seeking information about its Profemur hip replacement line, which includes metal hip stems and total hip replacement systems.  In its latest earning statement, Wright said it was cooperating with the probe, and working to comply with a subpoena to provide “records and documentation" on Profemur hip replacement products from a...

Third Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant MDL Established, This Time for Wright Conserve Hip Replacement Devices

Mar 20, 2012 | Parker Waichman LLP
Another federal multidistrict litigation (MDL) has been established for lawsuits involving metal-on-metal hip implant devices.  Claims involving the Wright Conserve hip-replacement system have been consolidated and transferred to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.  All of the lawsuits in that litigation revolve around the all-metal design of the Wright Conserve devices, and allege they are prone to the generation of high levels of metal debris, cause...

Canadian Victims of Defective Hip Implants Launch Lawsuits

Jan 4, 2012 | Parker Waichman LLP
More Canadians are lining up to sue the manufacturers of allegedly defective hip implants that they claim have failed and caused them pain.   At least four hip implant class action lawsuits are currently pending in Canada, and over the past five years, a dozen different hip implant recalls have been issued there.   According to a report from, most of the problems reported in Canada involve newer versions of hip implants.  One plaintiffs' attorney attributed that...

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