What is the Wright Conserve Implant?
The Wright Conserve devices (“Wright Conserve Hip Cup,” “Wright Conserve Plus Hip Cup,” “Wright Conserve” and “Wright Conserve Plus”) are hip prosthetics that involve the capping of a patient’s thigh bone with a synthetic ball and the replacement of that patient’s hip socket with a corresponding cup. Both the ball and the cup of the Wright Conserve devices are made of metal.
Conserve Hip Approved Via FDA Loophole
Rather than conducting rigorous pre-market studies to establish the safety of the Wright Conserve line of hip implants, these devices were approved in 2003 via the FDA’s 510(k) loophole, which allows devices into the marketplace which are “substantially equivalent” to existing products. This allowed Wright Medical to begin selling the hip with virtually no testing. However, after post-marketing reports clearly established that there are serious problems with the design of the hip system, they continued to market and sell the device and failed to take any steps to issue a Wright Conserve hip recall.
Hip Replacement Complications
Lawsuits are being filed on behalf of hip replacement patients who experienced the following complications after being implanted with a Wright Conserve hip:
- Hip pain
- Inflammation, swelling
- Problems standing or walking
- Dislocation of the hip joint
- Implant loosening
- Metal poisoning (metallosis)
- Systemic reactions (organ damage)
- Bone loss in the hip
- Soft tissue growths (pseudotumors)
- Tissue necrosis (tissue death)
- Early failure
- Revision surgery
- And more
Can I Participate in a Class Action?
No class action lawsuit has been filed to date in the Wright Conserve litigation. However, a multidistrict litigation (MDL) was created for federal lawsuits alleging injuries from Wright Conserve hips in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. Plaintiffs allege that the metal-on-metal hip implants are defective. The MDL is In re: Wright Medical Technology, Inc., Conserve Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2329.
Lawsuits allege that Although Wright Medical Group has known about the dangers associated with the metal-on-metal design of the Conserve Plus hip system, they have continued to market the device as safe and effective, and failed to warn the public or medical community about the risks associated with the devices.
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Do I Have a Wright Conserve Hip Lawsuit?
The Class Action Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Wright Hip lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new hip replacement side effects cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you had complications from a Wright hip implant, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.