COLUMBIA, S.C., Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Legal-Bay LLC, The Lawsuit Settlement Funding Company, announced today a primary focus on assisting plaintiffs who have suffered with complications from Wright Hip products. According to an updated Case List issued September 15, 2014, approximately 400 claims have been filed involving individuals who have dealt with complications related to the all-metal design of Conserve hips from Wright Medical Technology, Inc. These complications include metallosis (metal poisoning), tissue necrosis (death), loosening and other serious problems, and premature device failure. The filings involving these metal-on-metal hip replacements continue to grow and are gaining steam, and the cases are underway in a multidistrict litigation in U.S. District Court in the Northern District of Georgia. The first bellwether trial could begin as early as March 2015.
The plaintiffs involved have had Wright Conserve hips as well as Wright Profemur hip replacements, and according to drug watch websites, "The complaints allege that the devices release high levels of metal particles in the blood that can cause loosening and device failure because of Wright's faulty metal-on metal design." Wright Medical Technology, Inc. disclosed in a regulatory filing that over 800 product liability claims relating to their Conserve hip products have been filed in state and federal courts throughout the U.S.
Patty Kirby commented on the recent lawsuits, "The Wright Conserve and Profemur products have very similar characteristics to some of the other hip litigations that we have seen, including cases like DePuy and Biomet that have seen settlement figures north of $200K. We believe cases with metallosis and revisions could eventually see average settlement amounts consistent with the other hip cases that we have been funding for years. It is for this reason we are increasing available lawsuit pre-settlement cash advances on all Wright cases at this time, as well as continuing to fund all other metal-on-metal hip litigations."
To apply for lawsuit funding today on your Wright Hip case, apply online at: http://lawsuitssettlementfunding.com/stryker-wright-hip-recall-settlement-funding.php
Wright Medical has been involved in lawsuits before, according to media several media outlets, the company was under investigation in 2005, when the federal government sued the company for questionable business practices involving serious allegations of bribing doctors to use their products. The company eventually agreed to pay $7.9 million in fines without admitting any wrongdoing. Wright Medical also settled two Profemur lawsuits in 2013 right before they were set to go to trial. Although there has not been a recall on the Wright hip products, The FDA has issued several concerns that the hips can be defective and cause metallosis, which at high toxicity can cause several other health issues.
Legal-Bay advises any patients who have suffered complications or metallosis from a Wright metal-on-metal hip implant to contact a law firm immediately as the time to file a complaint is limited. Legal-Bay can assist you with obtaining a free legal consultation with a Wright Hip Lawyer or Wright Hip Law firm. You can inquire directly with us at: http://lawsuitssettlementfunding.com/contact-us.php
if you or a loved one have been injured by a Wright Hip implant and need lawsuit help, including finding a Wright Hip law firm, obtaining up to $30K in pre-settlement lawsuit funding, or obtaining surgical funding, call right now to speak to a live agent at 877.571.0405. You may also fill out a quick application online at: http://www.lawsuitssettlementfunding.com and an agent will contact you shortly.
Legal-Bay's programs are non-recourse lawsuit cash advances, also known as case funding. None of the programs should be considered to be a settlement loan, settlement loans, lawsuit loan, lawsuit loans, pre-settlement loans, or a pre-settlement loan. To learn more about Legal Bay's lawsuit funding process, visit: http://www.lawsuitssettlementfunding.com/funding-process.php
DISCLAIMER: Legal-Bay LLC (as well as their related companies) is not a law firm and cannot provide legal advice on your case, however, Legal-Bay works with lawyers involved in mass tort litigations who can provide you with a free legal consultation at the consumer's direction.
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