Potential lawsuits are being investigated on behalf of individuals who have experienced problems with the Zimmer Durom Cup, which was recalled in early 2008 due to issues that may make the hip replacement system prone to early failure.
Doctors have reported a higher-than-expected number of problems with the artificial hip replacement component, which have resulted in devastating pain and the need for additional surgeries for many patients.
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ZIMMER DUROM CUP PROBLEMS
The Zimmer Durom Cup lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing potential cases for individuals who know they received the hip implant component, or suspect that may have, and suffered:
- Unexplained hip pain more than three months after hip replacement
- Loosening of their artificial hip implant
- Hip replacement revision surgery
Potential Zimmer Durom Cup lawsuits are being reviewed throughout the United States. Because many hip replacement patients are unaware of the type of implant used, cases are being investigated for any individuals who have experienced problems after a surgery since 2006. There are no fees or expenses unless a recovery is obtained
ZIMMER DUROM CUP RECALL
Zimmer Durom Cup Lawyers
The lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk are investigating potential hip replacement lawsuits for individuals who received the Zimmer Durom Cup and have experienced problems or the need for revision surgery.
The Zimmer Durom Acetabular Component is a newer type of artificial hip which was introduced in the United States in 2006. It is designed for use with Zimmer’s Metasul Metal-on-Metal Tribological Solution Large Diameter Heads (LDH). Unlike traditional hip replacement components, the Zimmer Durom Cup is made from a single piece of materials.
In April 2008, prominent Los Angeles orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Larry Dorr, notified members of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons about the Zimmer Durom Cup problems he was encountering with patients who received the component. Problems such as loosing of the components and a higher than expected rate of revisions were identified by Dr. Dorr.
After initially dismissing Dr. Dorr’s report of problems, Zimmer agreed to initiate an investigation of the Durom Cup problems in May 2008. After reviewing data from over 3,100 cases, Zimmer concluded that the technology and design parameters of the Durom Cup require a higher degree of precision than was common in hip replacement surgical techniques in the United States and that additional instructions and training should be provided to doctors before the devices are implanted.
In July 2008, the manufacturer decided to suspend U.S. sales of the product, but a Zimmer Durom Cup recall was not issued since they did not uncover evidence of any manufacturing defect or design defect. In fact, they intend to reintroduce the artificial hip implant after they develop instructions about the special surgical techniques that doctors need to use to avoid the risk of Durom Cup problems. They have also indicated that they will implement a new training program for U.S. surgeons.
ZIMMER DUROM CUP CLASS ACTION LAWYERS
Over 12,000 people in the United States have had a Zimmer Durom Cup implanted during their hip replacement surgery. Hundreds of these people could experience loosening of the component and the need for additional surgeries which was caused by the negligence of Zimmer Holdings, Inc. They introduced a new product without providing adequate warnings or instructions about the proper use and surgical techniques required.
The Zimmer Durom Cup lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing potential class action suits and individual Durom Cup lawsuits for those who have experienced problems after their hip replacement. To have a potential case reviewed by one of our product liability lawyers, request a free consultation and claim evaluation. There are no fees or expenses unless a recovery is obtained.