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U.K Woman Files Wright Hip Replacement Lawsuit

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Claudia Anne Hume Masters has filed a strict liability and negligence lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee against Wright Medical Technology, alleging that design defects caused the hip replacement device to break while she was walking.

According to the lawsuit, the stem of the hip replacement device most likely had an oxygen rich metallic inclusion that occurred during manufacturing, causing areas around the inclusion to be brittle. A crack was found at a maximum stress point in Hume’s hip replacement.

Several lawsuits have been filed against Wright for similar problems, including where the implant broke or fractured while in normal use, causing severe pain and forcing the patient to undergo complex revision surgery.

The Wright Profemur Total Hip Replacement System was approved by the FDA through the 510(K) market approval process, however, data collected in other countries, and reported in a 2009 report by the Australian registry, showed that the Wright Profemur Z hip replacement has a higher than anticipated revision rate at three years.

The lawsuit seeks $2 million in compensatory damages for medical expenses, lost earning capacity, lost enjoyment of living, disfigurement, pain and suffering and permanent impairment. disclaimer: This article: U.K Woman Files Wright Hip Replacement Lawsuit was posted on Monday, August 1st, 2011 at 5:33 pm at and is filed under Medical Device Lawsuits.

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