Wright Profemur® Hip System Lawsuits
The recent recall of hip implant systems manufactured by DePuy Orthopaedics, has brought attention to the safety of hip implant systems across the U.S. The Profemur® hip system manufactured by Wright Medical Group is under fire because patients are starting to report problems in as little as three years after implantation.
Although the Wright hip replacement systems have not been recalled, lawsuits are being investigated on behalf of patients who need revision surgery to fix their broken hip implants. Symptoms of a failed hip replacement system include severe pain, problems walking or standing, and the loosening of the hip system.
Problems with the defective hip implant systems involve the devices' design. The neck component is designed to be modular so it can be adjusted to fit each patient’s leg length. The modular design, however, allows the neck to bend too easily, which can result in deterioration and premature failure.
According to data published in a 2009 Australian registry, 11.2 percent of all patients in Australia who were implanted with a Wright Profemur® hip system have needed revision surgery in just three years after surgery.
This number is too high. Our hip replacement lawyers are available to investigate hip replacement lawsuits on behalf of injured patients nationwide. If you or a loved one needs revision surgery because of a failed Wright Profemur® hip system, please contact us today. We will evaluate your circumstances and help you seek compensation for your pain and suffering.