Nearly 1,300 people who received Wright metal-on-metal (MoM) hip implants will receive settlements of at least $120,000 each, after the manufacturer recently agreed to pay out a total of $240 million to settle claims that the devices were defective.
While typical hip implants are expected to last decades, Wright implant plaintiffs whose devices failed between 150 days and eight years after they were implanted are eligible for the payments.
In the Wright implant case, three different devices have been problematic. Plaintiffs who received the Conserve Cup device are entitled to $170,000 each. Those who received the Dynasty or Lineage replacement hips can collect $120,000 each. Under the settlement, Wright will also establish a fund for patients who suffered “extraordinary injury” from the device failure.
The settlement is the result of a major five-year court battle for Wright.
The FDA recommends that those with MoM devices should see their doctors promptly if they experience any pain, swelling or other symptoms that may indicate a problem with their implants.
The attorneys at Sommers Schwartz have successfully represented many injured patients who were implanted with MoM devices manufactured by Wright, DePuy, and the Stryker Rejuvenate modular device.
If you have had any type of hip replacement surgery and have experienced complications, contact the lawyers of the Sommers Schwartz’s Personal Injury Litigation Group to discuss your situation.