Profemur Hip Failure Lawsuit Filed By Wright & Schulte LLC On Behalf of Ohio Woman


The Wright Medical Profemur Hip Failure Lawsuit Alleges The Hip Replacement Components Fractured And Caused The Recipient To Suffer Complications.

Profemur Hip Failure LawsuitWright & Schulte LLC has filed a Profemur hip failure lawsuit on behalf of an Ohio woman who suffered serious injuries from Wright Medical’s Profemur Total Hip System. The complaint alleges the hip replacement prematurely failed which caused the woman to undergo revision surgery to remove the device. The defective hip replacement lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, names the Wright Medical Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries as defendants. (Profemur Hip Failure Lawsuit – Case No. 2:17-cv-00343)

“The plaintiff is seeking justice for having to suffer physical pain and mental anguish from the hip replacement device that catastrophically failed and significantly altered her life,” says Richard Schulte, co-founder of Wright & Schulte LLC, and the lead attorney in this hip failure lawsuit.

The attorneys at Wright & Schule LLC are experienced in handling lawsuits involving defective medical devices and have represented numerous recipients experiencing failure of hip replacement systems. If you have experienced painful side-effects purportedly due to a Wright Medical hip implant system, or hip replacement systems from other companies, contact Wright & Schulte LLC for a free legal consultation by calling 1-800-399-0795 or visit for more information.

According to the recently filed complaint, the plaintiff received the Wright Medical Profemur Total Hip System in March 2008 in her left hip. The Profemur system included the Conserve Plus Cup, Conserve Total A-Class Femoral Head, Wright Modular Femoral Neck and Profemur Z Femoral Stem. The hip replacement lawsuit states the Profemur system suddenly and catastrophically failed when the femoral neck fractured and broke into two pieces. The injuries from the fractured component caused the plaintiff to undergo surgery to have the Profemur hip replacement removed. The complaint contends the Profemur Total Hip System devices were defectively designed, and Wright Medical knew or should have known about the serious health risks the devices created. (Profemur Hip Failure Lawsuit Case No. 2:17-cv-00343, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio)

The Wright Profemur Total Hip System received 510(k) premarket approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2001. Under this process, the FDA does not require medical device manufacturers to conduct clinical testing of their devices on humans if they can show that their device is substantially equivalent to a similar device already being sold on the U.S. market. The Profemur modular neck systems, including the Profemur Z, is flexible enough to allow surgeons to adjust the device during surgery to provide a better fit for patients, Wright Medical said in its 2016 annual report. However, hip replacement lawsuits allege the bending of the neck increases its potential for failure.

In addition to facing lawsuits over its Profemur Total Hip System, Wright Medical is in litigation over its metal-on-metal Conserve hip replacement system. In November, Wright Medical Technology announced an agreement to pay $240 million to settle 1,292 Conserve lawsuits nationwide. The complaints are filed on behalf of hip implant recipients who assert they have elevated chromium and cobalt levels in their blood due to metal debris from the hip implants, debilitating pain, permanent bone and tissue damage and other injuries. The Conserve complaints also allege the defective design of Wright Medical’s Conserve product lines has led to the premature failures of the hip implant components. []

About Wright & Schulte LLC

Wright & Schulte LLC, an experienced personal injury firm, is actively representing clients in hip replacement lawsuit proceedings. The firm is dedicated to the belief that America’s legal system should work for the people. Every day, the attorneys of Wright & Schulte LLC stand up for the rights of people who have been injured or wronged and fight tirelessly to ensure that even the world’s most powerful corporations take responsibility for their actions. If you have experienced complications from Wright Medical Group’s Profemur Total Hip System or the company’s other hip replacement product lines, you may be eligible to file your own lawsuit. To schedule a free legal consultation, contact Wright & Schulte LLC today through or by calling 1-800-399-0795.

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