In a recent ruling, the 11th Circuit judicial bench affirmed the $2.1 million jury verdict in the first Wright Hip Implant bellwether trial. Plaintiff Robyn Christiansen maintained that her Wright hip replacement implant was defectively designed and that the company failed to adequately test the device before introducing it to market. Christiansen underwent revision surgery where it was discovered that metal debris from the implant had spread to the surrounding soft tissue.
Other manufacturers of metal on metal hip implants have faced similar lawsuits, including Johnson & Johnson which faces over 9,000 lawsuits due to faulty hip implants. //www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-12-01/j-j-ordered-to-pay-more-than-1-billion-for-pinnacle-hip-device