Zimmer Durom Cup Lawsuits: Hip Replacement Part Sales Suspended
Sales have been suspended in the United States for the Zimmer Durom Cup hip replacement component, since many doctors have reported a substantially higher need for revisions and further hip surgery. The product liability lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing potential Zimmer hip replacement lawsuits for individuals who received the Durom Cup and have experienced problems more than three months after surgery or required additional surgeries or revisions.
The Zimmer Durom Cup was approved in the United States in 2006 for use during total hip replacement, or total hip arthroplasty. The component has been implanted in over 12,000 patients. According to information released by Zimmer, some doctors have encountered post-hip surgery problems requiring revision as much as 5.7% of the time.
Unlike traditional hip replacement parts, the Durom Acetabular Component is a monoblock cup made of cobal chromium alloy, which is made from a single piece of material. It is designed for use in combination with Zimmer’s Metasul Metal-on-Metal Tribological Solution LDH (Large Diameter Heads).
Zimmer has suspended sales of the Durom Cup in the United States and asked doctors to stop implanting them immediately. It is their belief that doctors are not using the proper surgical technique required to avoid problems. The company has announced that they will correct the product’s labeling to provide more detailed instructions to doctors and implement surgical training programs in the United States.
Many doctors and patients question why these steps were not taken before Zimmer allowed their Durom Cup to be used in thousands of hip replacements. Individuals who received the Durom Cup, or who believe that their doctor may have used the newer hip component, have been advised by Zimmer to contact their doctor if they experience pain more than three months after surgery. Zimmer Durom Cup hip problems could lead to the need for further revisions and surgeries.
ZIMMER DUROM CUP LAWSUITS
The product liability lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are investigating potential cases for users who have experienced pain, discomfort or the on-set of new problems during the months after a hip replacement surgery. Potential Zimmer Durom Cup Hip Replacement lawsuits are being investigated throughout the United States, and there are no fees or expenses unless a recovery is obtained.
If you, a friend or family member believe hip replacement problems may be related to the Zimmer Durom Cup, request a free consultation and claim evaluation.