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Wright Medical Hip Lawsuit Update: New Video Informs Patients Why Profemur Z Hip Implant Is Allegedly Failing

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 1:41pm
The Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 17, 2013--Kent Klaudt, an injury lawyer at the national plaintiffs’ law firm Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, announced that Lieff Cabraser released today a video on the injuries suffered by hip replacement patients who received the Profemur Z hip made with titanium metal alloy, manufactured by Wright Medical Technology, Inc. The video can be seen on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekkSzDZ0CIc.

“While Wright Medical never issued a recall of its Profemur Z titanium hip implant, far too many patients implanted with the device prior to 2009 have suffered complete failure of the device, requiring often painful revision surgery,” stated Klaudt.

Wright Medical marketed the Profemur Z hip replacement system as being a more durable product than other artificial hip implants, and one especially suited for persons with active lifestyles. Injury lawsuits against Wright Medical charge that as early as the year 2000, when Wright Medical first sold the Profemur Z system with a titanium neck, the company was aware that its titanium components would present an unreasonably high risk of fracture and failure, particularly in physically active and/or heavier persons.

Contact Metal Hip Implant Recall Lawyers at Lieff Cabraser If you or a family member have experienced problems with a Wright Medical Profemur Z hip replacement implant, or have been told by your physician that your Profemur Z implant should be replaced, please contact an experienced injury lawyer at Lieff Cabraser.

You may be entitled to recovery of your medical expenses, including the cost of replacement surgeries, as well as your lost earnings and compensation for your pain and suffering and other damages.

Please visit http://lieffcabraser.com/forms.php?id=745 to contact Lieff Cabraser online, or call us toll-free at 1 800 541-7358 for a free, no-obligation review of your Profemur Z injury case.

Lieff Cabraser also represents hip replacement recall patients who received faulty metal artificial hips produced by DePuy and Stryker. Visit http://www.lieffcabraser.com/personal-injury/case/351/hip-replacement-problems-and-recall to learn more about these cases and to contact the firm for a free, no obligation case review.

Earlier this year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration required that all manufacturers of metal hip implants conduct clinical studies on the safety and effectiveness of the devices if the metal hip implants had been brought to the market without having first been subject to such studies. The FDA’s action was prompted by significantly higher failure rates in all-metal hip implants than ones made of plastic or ceramic materials.

In response, as reported yesterday, Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy unit announced that it is taking all of its metal hip implants off the market. J&J and DePuy, however, continue to deny any legal responsibility for the suffering alleged by patients who received DePuy metal hip implants and had to undergo often painful revision surgery to replace the implants after they failed.

About Lieff Cabraser
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, with offices in San Francisco, New York, and Nashville, is a nationally recognized law firm committed to advancing the rights of patients, consumers, employees, and investors, and promoting corporate responsibility.

Since 2003, the National Law Journal has selected Lieff Cabraser as one of the top plaintiffs’ law firms in the nation. Lieff Cabraser is one of only two plaintiffs’ law firms in the United States to receive this honor for the last 10 consecutive years.

Lieff Cabraser also represents individuals in the following injury lawsuit cases: Actos Bladder Cancer Auto Defect and Fuel Tank Explosion Cases Da Vinci Surgical Robot Burns and Other Injuries DePuy Metal Hip Recall: ASR and Pinnacle Hip Implants Fen-Phen Diet Drugs Mirena IUD Side Effects Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft Problems Meningitis Infection Outbreak Stryker Hip Recall SUV Rollover Accidents Transvaginal and Pelvic Mesh and Bladder Sling Injuries Toyota Unintended Acceleration Lawsuits Yaz Birth Control Injuries Zoloft Infant Birth Defects For more information about Lieff Cabraser’s representation of injured persons and the families of loved ones who died, please visit http://www.lieffcabraser.com/practices/6/personal-injury

This press release may be considered Attorney Advertising in some jurisdictions under applicable law and ethical rules. Prior results are not a guarantee of future success.

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