Wright Conserve Hip Lawsuit Attorneys at Bernstein Liebhard LLP Comment on $11 Million Verdict in First Federal Bellwether Trial
November 25, 2015 (PRLEAP.COM) Business NewsNovember 25, 2015 - The first federal bellwether trial involving a Wright Conserve hip lawsuit concluded on November 24th, after the jury hearing the case awarded the Plaintiff $1 million in compensatory damages, along with $10 million in punitive damages. The $11 million verdict followed two weeks of testimony in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia, where more than 500 similar claims have been consolidated in a multidistrict litigation.(Case No. No. 13-00297)
"Our Firm is representing a number of Wright hip implant clients whose claims are pending in this multidistrict litigation. This verdict is good news for other Conserve hip plaintiffs, as bellwether trials are intended to provide insight into how other juries might rule in similar lawsuits," says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing the victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm continues to offer free legal evaluations to individuals who were allegedly injured due to Wright Conserve hips, as well as Wright Profemur hip replacements.
Wright Hip Litigation
All of the cases pending in the Northern District of Georgia were filed on behalf of recipients of the Wright Conserve Total Hip Implant System, Conserve Total A-Class Advanced Metal Hip Implant System, and the Conserve Resurfacing System. These plaintiffs allege that the metal-on-metal design of the Conserve hips resulted in the accumulation of excessive metal ions generated by the implants, which caused serious and debilitating complications including metallosis, pseudotumor formation, and premature failure of the hip resulting in the need for revision surgery. (In re: Wright Medical Technology, Inc., Conserve Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2329)
The Wright hip lawsuit chosen for the litigation's first bellwether trial was filed on behalf of a woman who received a Conserve hip in 2006. In 2012, she underwent revision surgery after being diagnosed with a loose and displaced acetabular cup. However, during the procedure, her surgeon discovered signs of a metallosis reaction of the hip, which had resulted in damage to soft tissue.
Court records indicate that Wright Medical Technology is also facing hundreds of lawsuits over its Profemur Hip Replacement System. In June, a California Superior Court jury awarded $4.5 million to the plaintiffs in the nation's first trial of a Profemur hip lawsuit, after finding that the device was defective and negligently designed. The company was ordered to pay the Profemur recipient $4 million for past and future pain and mental suffering, while his wife was awarded $500,000. (Case No. BC475958)
Individuals who have allegedly suffered painful complications due to the Wright Conserve hip replacement or a Wright Profemur hip implant may be entitled to compensation for their injury-related damages. Learn more about filing a Wright hip lawsuit at Bernstein Liebhard LLP's website, or call one of the Firm's attorneys today for a free case review, at 800-511-5092.
About Bernstein Liebhard LLP
Bernstein Liebhard LLP is a New York-based law firm exclusively representing injured persons in complex individual and class action lawsuits nationwide since 1993. As a national law firm, Bernstein Liebhard LLP possesses all of the legal and financial resources required to successfully challenge billion dollar pharmaceutical and medical device companies. As a result, our attorneys and legal staff have been able to recover more than $3.5 billion on behalf of our clients. The Firm was named by The National Law Journal to the Plaintiffs' Hot List, recognizing the top plaintiffs firms in the country, for 12 consecutive years. Bernstein Liebhard LLP is the only firm in the country to be named to this prestigious list for a dozen consecutive years.
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