Mary Bond, Illinois, has filed a lawsuit in Madison County Circuit Court against Wright Medical Technology Inc., and Wright Medical Group Inc alleging that her Profemur Total Hip System popped out of its socket.
According to the lawsuit, Bond was implanted with the total hip replacement system in 2007, which included the Wright Conserve Plus, a metal-on-metal ASR device which has been associated with a number of lawsuits alleging premature failure and metal poisoning. The lawsuit says that the flexible neck of the device presents the opportunity for corrosion and failure, the Madison Record reports. <!–more–>
Bond says in the complaint that following the implantation of the Wright hip, she had pain and walked with a limp. In July 2011, the lawsuits says, the hip popped out of socket, forcing Bond to wear a brace 24-hours a day. In August, Bond’s physician allegedly told her she would need revision surgery.
The lawsuit alleges Wright knew the device was defective and seeks compensatory and punitive damages, medical expenses, and court costs.