$300,000 Defective Prosthetic

Plaintiff had a knee replacement performed at University of Pennsylvania. The prosthetics was created by Wright ProFemur. Plaintiff was a Palm Beach Court Deputy. Seven years later the prosthetic hip spontaneously broke causing the plaintiff acute pain as well as requiring revision surgery. Plaintiff’s experts were able to show that the alloy involved in the prosthetic was defective, causing microfractures, ultimately leading to failure of the device. The case settled prior to trial for 300,000.