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Wright Hip Implant Lawyers


Sometimes people need medical devices such as hip implants to help improve their quality of life and to allow them to live the life that they want for many years into the future. Unfortunately, some of these devices may be defective and lead to more pain and suffering for the person with the device. If you or someone you care about has a Wright Hip Implant, then you should speak to a Chattanooga Wright Hip Implant and Product Liability lawyer with the Higgins Firm right away. We will answer any questions you may have and we will see to it that you get the compensation you deserve for what you have been through.

How is the Wright Hip Implant Designed?

The Wright Conserve cup implant has a design that is similar to other metal-on-metal implants which can cause there to be a large amount of heat and friction with the metal cup and the metal ball which can lead to an excessive amount of metal wear debris. The way these implants are designed causes friction at several contact points between the femoral head and the acetabular cup. This leads to metal debris and can cause metal toxicity. Metal toxicity means that there is a sufficient amount of metal in the blood. The friction caused by the femoral head and the acetabular cup releases tiny metal particles into the soft tissue of the body and into the bloodstream. The large amounts of metal in the blood can cause health problems such as:

  • cysts
  • necrosis
  • rash
  • cardiac problems

What other side effects can these Wright hip implants cause?

Metalosis is another side effect of these hip implants. It occurs when metal particles are released into the body’s tissue and bloodstream. The friction from the implant leaves people experiencing Aseptic Lymphocytic Vasculitis Associated Lesions due to the heavy metal toxicity. Other side effects can be caused by the loosening of the implant. These side effects may include but are not limited to:

  • having a hard time walking or standing
  • hearing crunching or popping noises
  • the hip becoming fractured or dislocated
  • inflammation of the tissue
  • infection
  • the need for correction surgery
  • bones growing improperly because of the metal
  • swelling
  • pain in the thigh or groin
  • loss of muscle mass

What should I do if I think I might have a defective Wright Hip Implant?

The first thing you should do if you are experiencing pain or problems after having a Wright hip implanted is to see your doctor for treatment options or to ask them if you may require additional surgery to fix any problems. It is also important not to sign any release about your medical information before speaking to a Chattanooga Wright hip implant and products liability lawyer with the Higgins Firm about your claim. Finally, it is recommended that you have any defective parts preserved as this may be evidence in your case. If you have any other records or notes you have made about your pain and problems, you should show these to our attorneys as well. We care about you and your case and we will review your case and any evidence and work with you to make sure that you receive any compensation that may be rightfully yours by law. We will also make sure the party responsible is held accountable for their failure to properly warn patients about any risks or problems.

You can contact us online or by calling 615.527.5178 to discuss your case and any questions you might have.

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