$90 million more by Wright Medical Technology for Hip Replacement Settlement

  • $90 million more by Wright Medical Technology for Hip Replacement Settlement

Wright Medical Technology has announced an addition of $90 million to the $240 million settlement amount for the Wright hip litigation for the plaintiffs injured by the metal-on-metal hip implant products. Most of the cases were centralized four years ago in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia. The amount was added in order to settle the unresolved cases belonging to the Georgia consolidation and for cases pending in the Los Angeles Superior Court, California. The settlement window is open to the plaintiffs who changed their minds after the first settlement announcement and decided to settle, whose implants had failed after the limitations had expired, and for those who had filed after the completion of the first resolution amount. With this addition, the company aims to settle nearly all the pending cases involving its Wright Conserve, Dynasty, and Lineage hip implants. Lawsuits were filed by the plaintiffs claiming that the implants caused wear and tear releasing dangerous amounts of toxic metal ions to shed from the device and accumulate in the tissue surrounding the joint and bloodstream. Stryker Hip Plant device is facing similar litigations in courtrooms across the country

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