Our lawyers are reviewing potential lawsuits for people who were injured by the Wright Dynasty metal liner, a component of a metal-on-metal hip implant that has been linked to problems which can lead to early hip replacement failure and/or revision surgery.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one had hip replacement complications, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and our lawyers can help.
What is the Wright Dynasty Hip Implant?
The Wright Dynasty Acetabular System is a Metal-on-Metal hip implant that was approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in March 2009. The device is a modular cup made from Biofoam, a bone-like titanium with a rough texture that promotes bone ingrowth and “bites” into existing bone for enhanced fixation.
What are Wright Dynasty Lawsuits Alleging?
Lawsuits have been filed against Wright Medical Technology alleging that the Dynasty Acetabular Cup was defectively designed, and that the manufacturer failed to adequately warn the public and medical community about these problems. When the components of all-metal hip implants rub together, they shed toxic metal debris into the patient’s tissues, bones and blood.
Which Complications have the Wright Hip Been Linked to?
- Hip pain
- Swelling, inflammation
- Dislocation, looseness, or instability
- Bone loss (osteolysis)
- Tissue necrosis
- Bone fracture
- Bursal cyst
- Pseudo-tumors (soft-tissue growths)
- Metallosis (metal poisoning)
- Corrosion of hip implant
- Failure in less than five years
- Revision surgery
- Permanent disability
- General hypersensitivity reactions (skin rash)
- Neurological changes
- Hearing or vision loss
- Psychological changes
- Cognitive impairment
- Kidney function impairment
- Thyroid dysfunction (neck discomfort, fatigue, weight gain, feeling cold)
- And more
Can I File a Class Action Lawsuit?
Our lawyers are currently only filing individual lawsuits on behalf of people who were injured after being implanted with a Wright Dynasty hip implant. If you had problems after hip replacement surgery, contact us today to learn more about your legal rights.
What is the Wright Dynasty MDL?
As a result of the large number of complaints about Wright hip implants, federal lawsuits involving the company’s Dynasty, Conserve and Lineage components have been centralized as part of a multidistrict litigation (MDL No. 2329) in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.
Is an MDL the Same Thing as a Class Action?
The purpose of a multidistrict litigation is similar to a class action lawsuit in that it exists to resolve as many similar lawsuits as efficiently as possible. However, in the MDL each case stands alone as its own individual lawsuit.
What is the Wright Settlement Agreement?
On November 1, 2016, Wright entered into a settlement agreement totaling $240 million and affecting about 1,300 specific lawsuits. In order to be included in this settlement, a plaintiff must have received revision surgery within 8 years of getting the original Wright implant and the plaintiff’s lawsuit must not have a statute of limitation (SOL) issue.
What is a Statute of Limitations?
A medical device lawsuit must be filed with the court within a period of time designated by each state. These time limits are called the “statute of limitations.” In most states, this time period doesn’t begin until the plaintiff or person who was injured discovered or should have discovered his or her injury, under what is known as the “discovery rule.” This is why you need to act now if you feel you’ve been injured. Waiting to do so could bar you from obtaining compensation for your injuries.
Do I Have a Wright Dynasty 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 Dynasty lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new hip implant complications cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you had problems after hip surgery, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.