Wright Conserve Hip Lawsuit Information
Many patients who received Wright Conserve hip implants to reduce pain and stiffness and improve their range of motion have ended up suffering serious complications occurring when the cobalt and chromium components of the artificial hip rub against one another, and in some cases, recipients of the Wright Conserve hip have required painful revision surgery to remove or replace the faulty implant. As a result of defective hip implant injuries, thousands of lawsuits have been filed against Wright Medical, accusing the company of manufacturing a defective device and failing to adequately warn patients and the medical community about the risk of the implants generating toxic metal debris. In February 2012, all Wright Conserve hip implant lawsuits filed in federal courts across the country were centralized in the Northern District of Georgia as part of a multidistrict litigation (MDL), and in May 2012, all California state cases involving Wright Medical’s Conserve, Lineage and Dynasty hip implants were consolidated for coordinated pretrial proceedings. Through three different settlement programs, Wright Medical has agreed to pay a total of $340 million to resolve close to 2,000 lawsuits filed over injuries from allegedly defective Conserve hip implants, but even with these settlement programs, dozens of Wright Conserve hip implant lawsuits are still pending against Wright Medical.