STORY FROM: Hip & Knee Implant Litigation

Wright Ordered to Produce Cloned Discovery in ProFemur Plus CoCr Modular Neck Case

BOSTON — A Massachusetts federal judge has ordered Wright Medical Technology Inc. to produce cloned discovery in a case involving a fractured ProFemur Plus CoCr Modular Neck component that was generated in other cases involving fractures of the same device.

However, in the Jan. 4 order, Judge Allison D. Burroughs of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts held that plaintiffs may not obtain cloned discovery from cases that relate to failures in ProFemur necks that, unlike the device at issue, were made from titanium.

Mark Costa underwent a total hip replacement in 2011, during which he was ...

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