Wright Medical Group to settle over metal-on-metal hip implants for up to $240M: 5 things to know

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Amsterdam, Netherlands-based Wright Medical Group entered into a Master Settlement Agreement over litigation on its Hip Implant products.

Here's what you need to know.


1. Wright and the lawyers representing the plaintiffs agreed to settle 1,292 revision claims concerning its Conserve, Dynasty or Lineage hip implants


2. Wright will settle for up to $240 million with $180 million in cash and $60 million for insurance recoveries.


3. The settlement requires a 95 percent opt-in clause. Wright Medical will void the settlement if more than 5 percent of the plaintiffs opt out of it.


4. CEO Robert Palmisano said he was pleased to reach the settlement, and the company will now focus on "accelerating growth opportunities in its extremities and biologics markets."


5. Wright will "vigorously defend" any claims that were not settled. The company estimates there are 600 cases that will not be included in the settlement.


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