One of the plaintiffs in the Wright Conserve hip implant litigation is seeking to have a number of the cases consolidated in a Georgia court.
According to reports, plaintiff Danny James has asked the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation to consolidate the hip implant lawsuits in either the Northern or Southern District Court for pretrial proceedings. Mr. James argues that consolidating the cases will help to streamline the judicial process and reduce costs for both the plaintiffs and the defendant, Wright Medical Technology, Inc.
The current litigation concerns the company’s Plus Total Resurfacing Hip System. A handful of lawsuits have been filed against the medical device manufacturer, alleging that the metal-on-metal hip implants caused serious complications, including severe pain, tissue damage and metallosis, which occurs when small bits of metal are shed into the body. The Wright Conserve hip implant lawsuits mirror those filed against Johnson & Johnson subsidiary DePuy Orthopedics. Litigants in those cases allege serious injuries stemming from the company’s ASR and Pinnacle hip replacement systems.
The Wright Conserve hip implant was first approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2009 under the organization’s 510(k) system. The 510(k) guidelines allow the approval process to be streamlined if a manufacturer can demonstrate that their product is substantially similar to one already on the market. In his petition, Mr. James also claims that the FDA has received at least 200 complaints about the Wright Conserve hip implant systems. It is expected that more plaintiffs will follow suit in filing claims for damages.
If you or a loved one has experienced serious side effects or had to undergo painful revision surgery after receiving a Wright Conserve hip implant, you need to contact an experienced personal injury attorney right away. National law firm Nadrich & Cohen LLP specializes in representing individuals who’ve been injured by a defective medical device. We are currently investigating cases relating to the current hip implant litigation in all 50 states.
Call our Injury Hotline today at 1-800-722-0765 to schedule your free initial case evaluation. Our expert hip implant legal team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and we are eager to discuss your claim. You can also visit our online hip implant resource center for more information or to complete a confidential contact form. All cases are accepted on a contingency basis, meaning there is never a fee unless we recover a judgment on your behalf. Call Nadrich & Cohen today to put our team of hip implant injury experts to work for you.