Wright Profemur Hip Replacement Lawsuits
The Wright Profemur system is designed for orthopedic patients to be given a new hip without having some of the more intense surgery options. The modular system is designed to repair the natural hip ball and socket movement and will attach directly to the femoral bone. The problem is that there have been a lot of problems with the parts and the way that they are actually connecting, causing a lot of pain instead of helping the patients. If you have had Wright Profemur surgery, you may be entitled to compensation. There are many Wright Profemur Hip Replacement lawsuits taking place all across the country and we may be able to help you.
Patients who have had this hip replacement surgery are not getting what they were promised. The pieces aren’t connecting to the femur bone as properly as they should.
Symptoms being exhibited including:
- Pain at the hip joint
- Difficulty standing
- Difficulty walking
The Profemur Hip System is designed with modular necks to be attached to the stem after it has been inserted into the femur, however there are reports that this isn’t happening properly because the product was poorly designed.
You shouldn’t have to live with this pain. The entire design of this procedure was to reduce the pain that you were experiencing before the surgery. The company, DePuy Orthopaedics, has not issued a recall on this system, however they are already in the spot light due to a recent recall of another hip implant system they had. Patients have been reporting problems in as little as three years after having the implant process. The implants are supposed to be permanent.
There are many people having these implants removed and having more structurally stable systems put into place to fix the problems of the Profemur system. This is costly and not always covered by insurance. However, people are doing it because they can’t deal with the pain any longer. You don’t have to be responsible for these fees. If this is a procedure you’ve undergone, then you need to contact a lawyer today to get the representation needed.
Some people have gone as far as to call the Wright system a catastrophic hip implant failure.
If left in, the side effects have included:
- Loosening of the hip joint
- Dislocation of the joint
- Fracturing of neighboring bones
Whether the joint loosens, dislocates or breaks a bone, this is very dangerous. It has been reported in multiple cases where people have experienced difficulty walking that the hip joint had loosened beyond repair. Others had dislocated the ball and joint making it entirely impossible to walk. More still reported that the implant fractured the femur and nearby bones that it was attached to.
A hip replacement is supposed to gain you mobility, not prevent it. If you have had problems because of the faulty modular design, there are ways for you to be properly compensated. There are lawyers available that will look into your case and see if you are entitled to reimbursement of your revision surgery and pain and suffering.
Each day, Wright Profemur Hip Replacement lawsuits are taking place around the country. Australia recently reported that 1 out of every 10 people who had undergone the treatment needed corrective surgery within three years.
If you currently have or have ever had a Wright Profemur Hip System, you have the right to an attorney to help you with your own lawsuit. Fill out the form today so that an attorney can contact you and investigate your case so that you receive the benefits you deserve.