Zimmer Biomet Shoulder Replacement Recall Lawsuits

Austin Kirk

By Austin Kirk
Posted March 3, 2017


Thousands of Zimmer Biomet Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder implants used in recent years have been recalled, due to a high number of fractures and failures.

As a result, the should replacement lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing potential lawsuits for individuals who may have received this defective and unreasonably dangerous device, which may have caused severe injury or pose a risk of failing in the future.

Zimmer Biomet Shoulder Injury Lawyers

Find Out If Your Zimmer Biomet Shoulder Was Recalled


The Zimmer Biomet shoulder recall was announced by the FDA last month, impacting approximately 3,662 Biomet Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder Humeral Tray components with Model# 115340. The device may have been used during shoulder replacement surgery since October 2008.

The recalled shoulder implant was used to help restore arm movement, often among individuals who suffered a rotator cuff tear and developed a severe type of shoulder arthritis known as arthropathy. The total shoulder replacement part may be used after a prior failed shoulder replacement.

Zimmer Biomet first disclosed the shoulder recall in December 2016, quietly issuing an Urgent Medical Device Recall Notice to medical providers and distributors. However, it does not appear that individuals who received the implant have been notified that they may have a dangerous and defective component in their body, which is fracturing at a higher rate than expected.

Those who underwent a total shoulder replacement with the Zimmer Biomet Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder may be at risk for:

  • Permanent Loss of Shoulder Function
  • Infection
  • Risky Revision Surgery
  • Death

Since the Biomet artificial shoulder has been on the market since 2008, and the high failure rate was just identified, individuals may continue to face an increasing risk of Zimmer Biomet shoulder problems for years into the future.

Our product liability lawyers are reviewing injury lawsuits for individuals who have already experienced complications, as well as Zimmer Biomet shoulder class action lawsuits for individuals who still have the component in their body, which may provide benefits for medical monitoring and future compensation if the shoulder implant fails.

Protect yourself and your family! To find out whether you or a loved one may be entitled to settlement benefits or other compensation through a Zimmer Biomet shoulder recall lawsuit, request a free consultation and case evaluation with our lawyers today.

All cases are pursued under a contingency fee agreement, which means that there are no out of pocket expenses to hire our law firm and we only receive an attorney fee or expenses if you win.


3 Comments • Add Your Comments

  • Randall says:

    Total replacement in 2012 shoulder not tobad yet but its getting more uncomfortable everyday

    Posted on March 27, 2017 at 3:15 pm

  • Susan says:

    I am scheduled for replacement surgery in Aug. Have these devices taken off the market, or are they still being used. What is the name of the new device and how can I research on it?
    Thank you for any information. Susie

    Posted on June 28, 2017 at 11:32 am

  • Virginia says:

    I had a complete shoulder replacement done In2011 but I have hard to raise my arm it only goes sa far l have weakness in the..I can’t left any thing that is heavy. My arm is shorter than the other arm. I don’t know what they used and have no way to find out I moved from South Carolina to Georgia so do I find out what they used.

    Posted on October 2, 2017 at 5:09 pm

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