A California jury verdict awards $4.5 million to a man with a broken Wright Profemur R metal hip replacement. The verdict happened on Friday, June 12th when a jury in California state court decided the Wright Profemur R stem broke because of defective manufacturing. This is the first case out of thousands to go to trial against Wright Medical Technology, Inc.
The jury said the hip stem implanted in Alan Warner snapped because the metal was weakend from a laser used when making the orthopedic device. Warner’s 3 year old hip snapped in 2010 when he was standing in his home. He has since undergone 14 surgeries, dislocations, and infections because of the injury.
Warner’s attorney told Courtroom View Network that Wright Techology offered his client a settlement of $455,000. The significantly higher $4.5 million verdict may impact how much other injured victims are willing to settle their cases for in the future.
Another metal on metal hip trial against Zimmer Holdings, Inc., over the Zimmer Durom hip, is scheduled to begin in California on July 7th.
Maglio Christopher & Toale, P.A. is actively litigating cases involving snapped and broken titanium hip stems manufactured by Wright Technologies. Our law firm encourages patients in this situation to conact our attorneys immediately to review the facts of your case. You can reach us by filling out the form on this page or calling our offices at 888-952-5242.