Wright Conserve Devices Linked to Metallosis, Other Harmful Side Effects
Last Updated on December 19, 2017
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At A Glance
- This Alert Affects:
- Patients who were implanted with the Wright Conserve Hip Implant.
- Some patients who received the Wright Conserve Hip Implant reportedly experienced metallosis, tissue necrosis, pseudotumors, bone fractures and other problems.
- Wright Medical Technology
- Additional Details:
- The Wright Conserve hip replacement implant includes the following devices which have given rise to lawsuits: the Conserve Total Hip System; the Conserve Plus Total Resurfacing Hip System; the Conserve Total A-Class Advanced Metal; and the Conserve Formal Surface Replacement.
- Type of Lawsuit:
- Mass Tort
The Wright Conserve device is an artificial hip replacement system that consists of a metal ball that caps the patient’s thigh bone and a metal cup that replaces the patient’s hip socket.
Like other metal-on-metal artificial hip replacements, the Wright Conserve device has reportedly been associated with serious side effects. The Wright Conserve device, though only on the market for a short time, has been the subject of hundreds of FDA complaints. To date, more than five individuals have filed federal lawsuits against the manufacturer of the Wright Conserve hip replacement device, Wright Medical Technology.
If you or a loved one has experienced problems after being implanted with a Wright Conserve hip implant, you may have legal recourse to seek compensation for medical bills and other damages.
Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Side Effects
Device manufacturers advertised metal-on-metal hip replacements to a younger and more active demographic, touting the devices’ sturdiness. Despite its marketing, many of these devices have failed prematurely, harming recipients and necessitating additional medical attention, according to reports.
According to recent FDA statement, metal-on-metal hip recipients are known to experience the following symptoms: hip or groin pain; difficulty standing or walking; local swelling; numbness; changes in gait or walking ability; infection; clicking sounds coming from the implant; loosening; joint dislocation; and fractures.
In the worst cases, a metal-on-metal hip replacement can fail completely, requiring immediate medical treatment. These devices can also allow for its metal components to grind together, while eroded metal particles are let free in the recipients’ bodies. Metal poisoning can lead to numerous other ailments, including nerve damage, cognitive impairment and the attenuation of heart muscles, among others.
Wright Conserve Hip Replacement Lawyers
The adverse effects of metal-on-metal hip replacements may lead to future medical expenses, as well as unnecessary pain and suffering. Fortunately, those who have been implanted with the Wright Conserve hip replacement device may have legal recourse. If you or a loved one has experienced adverse side effects as a result of the Wright Conserve hip replacement, you may be entitled to compensation for pain and suffering; related medical expenses, including future treatment; emotional damages; and other damages the court may see fit.
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