Wright Medical Hip Implant Attorneys Orlando
There have been numerous lawsuits filed against Wright Medical technologies due to defective and dangerous hip replacement devices. These hip implant devices have become a routine surgery for many middle aged and older individuals in the United States. The Wright Medical implant devices were intended to be minimally invasive, using interchangeable titanium necks to equalize leg length and speed up the recovery time.
Wright Medical Technologies patented their device's modular neck portions technology by convincing the FDA to allow them to use the 510(k) "loophole". The 510(k) approval process allows the normal meticulous clinical testing to be essentially waived if there are substantially similar products on the market. So in other words they received a pass from the regular medical testing requirements by convincing the FDA that their Profemur hip technology was "substantially similar" to other implant devices available to consumers.
Problems or Side Effects
The Wright Profemur device was designed to be used in hip implant surgeries that were minimally invasive. Many lawsuits have been filed claiming the device is prone to bending and breaking. Complications, side effects and possible patient outcomes include:
- Loosening of the implant device
- Failure of the hip Implant
- Difficulty standing or walking
- Unusual hip pain
If you or a loved one has suffered complications from any Wright medical implant device, you may be eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit. To learn more about your legal options contact one of our Orlando attorneys here at Todd Copeland and Associates today.