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Articles Tagged with Wright Conserve Hip Implant

The manufacturers of the Wright Conserve metal on metal hip implant were hammered in a recent personal injury and defective product liability trial. The Georgia federal jury awarded $11 million to Robyn Christiansen, in the first bellwether Wright Conserve hip replacement lawsuit to go to trial.

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The jury awarded $1 million in compensatory damages and $10 million in punitive damages, which is designed to punish the Wright Conserve hip replacement manufacturer for gross negligence for recklessly disregarding the safety of hip patients.

Over 500 Wright Conserve Hip Implant Lawsuits

Wright Conserve hip replacement manufacture is exposed to more than 530 personal injury and product liability lawsuits. Plaintiffs claim that patients suffered serious and catastrophic hip failures from the metal-on-metal design was unreasonably dangerous and defective.

Wright Conserve Hip Lawsuit Allegations

According to the lawsuits, the metal-on-metal hip leads to metallic debris to be released during the grinding action between the metal cup and metal ball, which causes early implant failure. Some complications include premature device failure, loosening, metal poisoning and metallosis and severe pain.

Artificial hip replacements are expected to last at least 15 to 20 years, but Christiansen’s Wright Conserve hip implant failed after only six years, resulting in the need for major revision surgery.

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There has been some success in the lawsuits involving thousands of defective metal on metal hips. Some of the lawsuits have been settled and thousands more are still pending against the metal hip manufacturers including Zimmer (now the new proud owner of Biomet), DePuy, Stryker, Wright Medical and Smith and Nephew that sold the metal-on-metal hip implants.

DePuy ASR Metallosis Injury AttorneyThe defective hip replacement lawsuits share similar allegations that there is premature hip implant failure caused by metal cobalt and chromium release. The artificial hips are made of cobalt chromium alloy and the grinding action of the hip joint in daily activity causing the metal components to rub together, leading to the release of these toxic heavy metal particles.

The release of these metal ions , causing metallosis, damaging tissues in the hip area and causes elevated blood levels of these toxins.

The federal judge overseeing the Biomet M2A Magnum hip failure lawsuits has denied a motion to dismiss the lawsuits based on federal preemption. Many plaintiffs have filed product liability lawsuits over early hip failure and metallosis involving the Biomet metal hip replacement device.

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The plaintiff, Leslie Caccia, had to undergo multiple revision surgeries after his Biomet ReCap Femoral Resurfacing System and M2A-Magnum metal-on-metal hip replacement system prematurely failed.

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