By Philip Gonzales | Sep 11, 2018


SAN DIEGO – A San Diego County man alleges a femoral stem hip replacement device failed and he had to undergo a revision surgery to replace the faulty device.

William and Kay Hofer filed a complaint on Aug. 27 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California against Wright Medical Technology Inc. and Does 1-10 alleging strict products liability, negligence and other counts.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that on Dec. 12, 2016, defendants' PROFEMUR® Total Hip System implanted in William Hofer in 2008 catastrophically failed. As a result, he alleges he has endured unnecessary pain and suffering, debilitating lack of mobility and subsequent more difficult revision surgery to replace the faulty device. 

The plaintiffs hold Wright Medical Technology Inc. and Does 1-10 responsible because the defendants allegedly negligently tested, designed, manufactured, sold and promoted the device.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek general and punitive damages, prejudgment interest, attorneys’ fees, costs and all other proper and just relief. They are represented by Robert J. Chambers of Dixon Diab & Chambers LLP in San Diego and N. Kirkland Pope of Pope McGlamry in Atlanta.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California case number 3:18-cv-01991-AJB-BLM

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