Wright Profemur Hip Claims
You may have heard reports about various hip replacement devices being recalled for defects or because they cause pain and suffering for the people who have them and they may even require the need for revision surgery to correct the problem. The latest hip implant that is causing problems is the Wright Profemur hip replacement. If you or someone you love has received one of these implants and is now experiencing pain and problems because of it, you should speak to a Wright Profemur hip replacement and defective device lawyer with the Higgins Firm. We will review your case, answer any questions you may have and work with you to make sure you receive the compensation you may be entitled to for what you have suffered.
The Profemur Z hip replacement is produced by Wright Medical Technology Inc. and was supposed to be more durable than other artificial hip implants or replacements. It was claimed to be better suited for people with more active lifestyles. The Profemur-Z system is made up of three separate parts, a femoral head, a modular neck, and a femoral stem, which are put together during surgery. Before 2009, the Profemur Z hip replacement included a titanium modular neck adapter and stem in the design. More than ten thousand people all over the United States received the Profemur Z with a titanium neck during their hip implant surgery.
People who received these hip implants or replacements claim that the titanium Profemur hip is defective and people have experienced injuries related to the device. The claims state that the titanium Profemur-Z modular neck is likely to fret, degrade and fracture. The failure rate for the device is 11.2 percent after three years as reported by the Australian National Joint Registry. The hip implants were marketed to last fifteen years or longer based on the standards set in the industry.What Kinds of Problems Have People Experienced With the Hip Implant Device?
People who have received these Wright Profemur hip replacements have experienced problems including but are not limited to:
- having a hard time when walking or standing
- extreme pain in their hip, thigh, groin or lower back
- experiencing feelings of being stiff when trying to perform daily activities
If you or someone you know experiences any of these problems or any other problem after receiving a hip implant, it is important that you speak to your doctor right away about treatment. You may need additional surgery to correct the problem.How can a Tennessee Wright Profemur and Defective Device Lawyer Help Me?
Wright Medical Technology Inc. should have known about the risks of fracture and other problems especially active people might experience when they began marketing the product in 2000. They went ahead and marketed and sold these devices anyway.
If you or someone you care about has received a Wright Profemur hip replacement device and are now suffering from pain and problems or if you needed painful revision surgery to correct the problems with your hip implant, then you should contact one of our experienced and caring Tennessee defective device lawyers at the Higgins Firm as soon as possible. We will listen to your claim and help you to receive any compensation you deserve for the pain and suffering you have been through. We will also work to make sure that Wright Medical Technology Inc is held responsible and pays for their actions.
Please contact us today online or by calling 800.705.2121 to discuss your legal options.