Trial begins today in the first federal bellwether case against Wright Medical Technology, Inc. for products liability claims relating to its defective metal-on-metal Conserve hip implant device. Raymond P. Boucher of Boucher LLP and Mike McGlamry of Pope McGlamry PC, are co-lead counsel representing all plaintiffs in the multi-district litigation, and are leading Plaintiff Robyn Christiansen’s trial team in Atlanta, Georgia, along with Helen Zukin of Kiesel Law LLP.
Ms. Christiansen was implanted with Wright’s Conserve Plus metal-on-metal hip device in April 2006. After only six years, the implant failed and Ms. Christiansen, like many others who received the Conserve implant, was required to undergo revision surgery to remove the defective device from her body. Ms. Christiansen endured a painful recovery from her revision surgery and is now limited in her ability to enjoy the things she has always loved to do, like water-skiing and hiking.
The trial is going forward in In Re: Wright Medical Technology, Inc. Conserve Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2329, before the Honorable William S. Duffey, Jr., in the United Stated District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.
Having completed a full day of jury selection, opening statements by the parties are scheduled to start tomorrow. The trial is expected to last for approximately two weeks.