Zimmer Hip Implant Recall Lawyers

Harvey Kirk

By Harvey Kirk
Posted September 25, 2008


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.


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.

4 Comments • Add Your Comments

  • Howard says:

    I had my first Zimmer hip implant done on Dec. 10, 2004. I received a staff infection at the time of the implant. A temporary implant with antibiotics was placed in about six months later after taking antibotics for the staff infection. Another Zimmer orthopedic implant was put in and lasted for about six months before it became loose. Do to the staff infection, the Doctors do not want to operate again and have put me on
    pain pills since that time. The pain pills have worked for about a year and now I have to live with the pain

    Posted on February 22, 2009 at 1:30 pm

  • Gregory says:

    I had a zimmer hip replacement put in april 2005.All was ok for the first 2 weeks and since then I’ve had thigh pain since.I complained to numerous orthro doctors since from the privite parctice to the VA,and all have told me all looked ok and in place when they looked at my x-rays.recentlly I went to a new orthro doc .He did a bone scan and indeed found my hip replacement parts loose.Mine however seems to be loose in the stem area.I’m scheduled for a hip replacement revision soon.I’ve been in pain since 2005 and hope that finally,I can get some releif.

    Posted on November 22, 2011 at 4:17 pm

  • Brian says:

    I have had a Zimmer total hip replacement. After dislocation six times, the hospital (OHSU) did a “revision” about a year later. Now I have one leg longer than the other, and a lot of chronic pain.

    Posted on December 18, 2012 at 3:57 pm

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