STORY FROM: Drugs & Medical Devices

Parties Discuss Settlement in Conn. Federal Hip Action

HARTFORD, Conn. — Settlement talks have taken place in a Wright Medical Technology Inc. Profemur Hip lawsuit, following a Connecticut federal judge’s dismissal of the plaintiffs’ claims for design defect, malfunction theory and negligence.

According to the docket, a settlement conference took place on Dec. 4, presided over by Judge Janet Arterton of the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut.

Edward Karazin underwent total hip replacement surgery on March 30, 2005, during which his surgeon implanted Wright’s Profemur Z artificial hip system.

On Oct. 28, 2015, the Profemur device failed and fractured, requiring revision surgery. Karazin and his ...

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