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$4.5M Settlement Awarded in First Wright Profemur Hip Replacement Trial


This is a settlement for the Wright Profemur Total Hip and Z System Implants Alleging Defective Design lawsuit.

Los Angeles, CA: A jury hearing the first product liability lawsuit against Wright Profemur hip replacement systems has awarded the plaintiff $4.5 million in damages. Brought by Alan Warner, the lawsuit is the first of several hundred to go to trial with allegations that the hip replacement Warner received failed after just three years: the average life span of the system is between 15 and 20 years.

There are over 1,200 similar defect product lawsuits pending against Wright Profemur hip replacement alleging the plaintiffs suffered health problems when the modular femoral neck stem broke.

Warner' trial lasted two weeks and is the first case to go to court. It is not part of the federal MDL.

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Published on Jun-17-15


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