What is the Dynasty Acetabular Cup System?
The Wright Dynasty is a modular cup system that features multiple bearing surface screw fixation which accommodates large diameter heads. The device accepts BFH CoCr heads up to 56mm and BCH large diameter ceramic heads up to 54mm.
Hip Replacement Complications
When the Dynasty Acetabular Cup is used with a metal femoral head, a metal-on-metal hip implant is created. According to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), when the metal components rub against each other, they release microscopic metal particles into the blood and surrounding tissues. Over time, this can result in complications including:
- Soft-tissue growths
- Systemic reactions
- The need for revision surgery
Wright Dynasty MDL
There is currently no class action lawsuit in the Dynasty hip implant litigation. However, in February 2012 all federal lawsuits alleging injuries from the Wright Conserve, Profemur, Dynasty and Lineage devices were centralized as part of a multidistrict litigation (MDL) in the Northern District of Georgia before Judge William S. Duffey. The MDL is In RE: Wright Medical Technology, Inc., Conserve Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2329.
Wright Hip Settlements
Wright Medical Technology in Nov. 2013 agreed to pay $240 million to settle about 85% of the 2,600 pending lawsuits alleging injuries from its metal hip replacement devices. Nearly 1,300 people who needed revision surgery within 8 years are eligible — up to $170,000 for the Conserve Cup, and $120,000 for the Dynasty or Lineage metal liners.
Why Our Firm is Not Filing a Wright Dynasty Class Action Lawsuit
Although we are a nationally recognized class action firm, the Medical Device Litigation Group at our law firm has decided against the filing of a Wright Hip Class Action Suit and is currently filing individual claims on behalf of individuals and/or their family members who had complications from a Wright Dynasty hip implant.
In complex medical device litigation, a class action suit can be a detriment to many class members, as they are often forced into a blanket “low ball settlement” and higher attorney fees. At Schmidt & Clark, LLP we understand that our clients are suffering emotionally and economically due to loss of wages and/or high medical bills and we plan to maximize each client’s recovery by filing individual Wright Dynasty lawsuits on their behalf.
Need More Info?
If you’d like more information about these topics, please visit our Wright Dynasty Hip Replacement FAQ page.
Do I Have a Wright Dynasty 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 Dynasty lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new hip replacement complications cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you had hip implant complications, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.