Hip Products - Wright

Taylor v. Wright Medical Technology Canada Ltd. et al

Nova Scotia Supreme Court File: Hfx No. 355381 

The Profemur Hip Implant System, manufactured by Wright Medical Inc. and its subsidiaries, was developed to reconstruct human hip joints that are diseased due to conditions such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, avascular necrosis, and fracture.

Wright Medical Technology Canada Ltd., is a Canadian limited company. Wright Medical Technology, Inc., is a corporation organized and existing under the laws of the state of Delaware. Wright Medical Group, Inc., is a corporation organized and existing under the laws of the state of Delaware.

The Profemur Hip Implant System is composed of a Profemur Modular Stem (i.e., a Profemur Z stem, Profemur Plasma Z stem, Profemur LX stem, Profemur Tapered stem, Profemur RAZ stem, Profemur TL stem, Profemur Xm stem, or Profemur Renaissance stem) with a Profemur neck, and femoral head. This modularity allows orthopaedic surgeons more options for modifying the implant's geometry and should yield better results than conventional hip replacement systems.

The Profemur Hip Implant System received licensing approval from Health Canada in February 2001.

The Profemur Hip Implant System was approved in the United States by the FDA through a controversial 510(K) pre-market approval process meaning the manufacturer had to merely demonstrate that the Profemur Hip Implant System was substantially equivalent to an existing medical device to grant its approval.

The Annual 2009 Report of the Australian Joint Registry advised that the Profemur Z Stem component of the Profemur Hip Implant System has an 11.2% failure rate at the three year interval. By comparison, the majority of total hip implant surgeries demonstrate an average longevity of 10 to 15 years or more before requiring a revision.

Wagners have filed a class proceeding on behalf of Canadians who received a Wright Profemur Hip implant between 2001 and the present.

Wagners is presently accepting enquiries from residents of Canada who have suffered adverse effects, debilitating injuries or permanent disability as a result of being fitted with a Wright Profemur Implant.

If you, or a member of your family, have suffered problems or effects as a result of the Wright Profemur Implant and injury or other losses have resulted, you may be eligible for inclusion as a Class Member in the proposed class action lawsuit.

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