Zimmer Hip Implant Recall Lawyers
In July, Zimmer suspended sales of their Durom Cup hip implant in the United States. The Zimmer hip implant was found to be failing at a very high rate, leading many patients to require surgical revision of their hip replacement months after the cup was implanted.
>>PRIOR POST (7/24/2008): Zimmer Hip Implant Recall
Over 12,000 people in the United States have received a Durom Cup Zimmer hip implant since the orthopedic device was approved in 2006 for total hip replacements, or total hip arthroplasty. Although the hip implant is no longer being used, individuals could continue to experience loosening or failure of the Zimmer implant for months or even years in the future.
According to Zimmer’s own investigation released in July, some doctors have experienced hip implant failures with the Durom Cup at a rate as high as 5.7%. Therefore, even conservative estimates suggest that hundreds of people will require a hip replacement revision as a result of the Zimmer hip implant recall.
At the time Zimmer announced that they were stopping sales of the Durom Cup in the U.S., they recommended that hip replacement patients who received their implant contact a doctor if they experience hip pain more than three months after surgery. Unfortunately, as time passes, the number of hip replacement failures involving the Zimmer Durom Cup implant is bound to increase. This could substantially increase the overall Zimmer hip implant failure rate in the United States.
ZIMMER HIP IMPLANT RECALL LAWYERS
The product recall lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. represent individuals throughout the United States who are investing a potential Zimmer hip implant lawsuit as a result of a Durom Cup failure. If you, a friend or family member have had a hip replacement surgery since 2006 and have required additional surgery to revise the implant, your problems may have been caused by a Zimmer implant.
To review a potential case with our Zimmer implant lawyers, request a free consultation and claim evaluation.