Under the terms of the Wright hip implant settlement the company will pay $170,000 to each claimant who received the Conserve Cup device. Additionally, the company will pay $120,000 to each claimant who received either a Dynasty or Lineage replacement hip. Further, Wright will establish a fund to reimburse patients who suffered "extraordinary injury" resulting from the failure of their hip implants.
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The settlement affects multidistrict litigation now pending in federal court in Atlanta and consolidated litigation in Los Angeles Superior Court in California
In November 2015, a jury awarded an $11 million verdict against Wright Medical Technology Inc. Considered a bellweather trial in multidistrict litigation (MDL), the Atlanta jury found the plaintiff did have a defective hip implant, and that Wright had misrepresented the safety of the device.
Further to that that decision, the award was amended in early April 2016 reducing the punitive damages award from $10 million to $1.1 million. The court let stand the $1 million award for compensatory damages.