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Parties Agree to Dismissal with Prejudice of Wright Knee Replacement Lawsuit

SALT LAKE CITY — A plaintiff has agreed to dismissal of her Utah federal lawsuit accusing Wright Medical Technology Inc. of fraudulently concealing the dangers of its Profemur metal-on-metal hip system, according to a recent filing.

On May 1, the parties filed a stipulation of dismissal with prejudice in the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah.

Carolyn Fugal underwent a right total hip replacement surgery on April 23, 2007, during which she was implanted with a Wright metal-on-metal artificial hip system consisting of the Profemur RAZ Stem, Profemur neck, Conserve Total A Class Head, and Conserve Plus ...

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