ZIMMER HIP REPLACEMENT LAWSUIT
Zimmer remains the largest hip replacement device manufacturer in the United States. Unfortunately, there have many reports of failure on some of their metal on metal hip implants. In particular, one problematic device was recalled in 2008; this device is called the Zimmer Durom Acetabular Component (“Durom Cup”). As a result, patients suffering from complications may be eligible to file a Zimmer Hip replacement lawsuit and receive compensation.
Di Pietro Partners has an experienced staff of Medical Device Litigation Lawyers. Additionally, we work with top quality, board certified medical doctors. If you or someone you know, are suffering from complications after receiving a Zimmer hip implant, or any other metal hip replacement device you should seek legal and medical advice immediately. Therefore, if you wish to seek compensation for injuries or learn more about the issue, contact us for a free case consultation today.
Background and Devices
The recalled device used for total hip replacement procedures is known as the Zimmer Durom Acetabular Component (“Durom Cup”). The Durom Hip Replacement was voluntarily recalled by Zimmer in 2008 because of inadequate surgical instructions. Unfortunately, prior to the recall, medical professionals already implanted the device in 12,000 patients.
Additionally, Zimmer Durom failure is documented in a study conducted by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). According to the study, “we performed revisions in 29 of the 180 patients (16%) and 30 of the 206 hips (15%) for acetabular component loosening within 2 years of implantation. All 29 patients with revision had clinical failure.” (NCBI, Sep 2, 2009).
VerSys Femoral Head
The Zimmer Versys® Hip System with a cobalt-chrome femoral head is another problematic metal-on-metal hip replacement system. The device is prone to early failure, and, as of 2019, Zimmer continues to fight litigation in court over this defective product.
Taper ML Stem
Zimmer’s Taper M/L Stem With With Kinectiv® Technology is a metal-on-metal hip implant that was taken off the market after only one month. The product was active between March, 2015 to April, 2015. Shortly after this device was removed from the market, the FDA issued a Class 1 Recall, on the Zimmer M/L Taper Hip Prosthesis. As it turned out the product had higher than allowed cytotoxicity levels and a higher than usual probability of patient injury and hip revision surgery.
Other Zimmer Hip Replacements
Although the Durom Cup is the most common Zimmer hip replacement subject to litigation, it’s important to note, in 2015, Zimmer acquired a company facing litigation for a seperate hip implant. The company is called Biomet, and the device is known as the Biomet M2a Magnum Hip Implant. If the hip implant you’re inquiring about is not listed anywhere above, you should still contact us as numerous other devices may be subject to litigation.
Zimmer Hip Implant Complications
A faulty device may involve one or more of the following conditions:
- Revision Surgery
- Movement of joint within hip socket
- Implant loosening
- Bone & tissue damage
- Longer healing time
- Bone loss
- Prolonged pain (3 months or more)
- Pain in the groin, below the buttocks, or in the legs.
- Difficulty walking or standing
Zimmer Hip Replacement Lawsuit Lawyers
If you or a loved one have been injured because of a faulty Zimmer hip replacement, or have had hip replacement revision surgery to correct issues, you should seek legal and medical advice immediately. Also, it’s important to note that a device does not need to have been recalled to be the subject to litigation. Therefore, if you wish to file a Zimmer hip replacement lawsuit or learn more about the issue, call the experienced Product Liability Lawyers at Di Pietro Partners, LLP today. 1.800.712.8462
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