Hip replacement is a normal part of life for many people as they age. As modern medicine advances and life expectancies grow longer, joints are subject to more wear and tear over longer periods of time. This means that in many cases, these joints need to be replaced. Hip replacement has become such a common operation, most of us don’t question the choice of manufacturer made by our doctor. If you or someone you know received a hip replacement procedure between 2006 and 2008, you may have a defective Zimmer Durom cup.
Free Confidential Case Review: If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective Zimmer Hip Replacement, you should contact us as soon as possible for a free confidential review of your potential case.
Zimmer Hip Implant Recall
In 2008, Zimmer suspended sales of its Durom Cup hip implant component due to a high failure rate. The device was first introduced around the country in 2006, and has been implanted in approximately 12,000 patients nationwide.
Why was the hip cup recalled?
The recall was issued because, in a number of individuals, the Durom Cup was failing within two years after hip replacement surgery. The high implant failure rates were caused by the device’s inability to bond with the host bone, causing the implanted hip replacement component to migrate.
Who’s to blame?
Zimmer has claimed that doctors were at fault in not using the proper surgical techniques in hip replacement surgeries, but some experts believe the device is fundamentally defective. Many doctors and patients question why Zimmer allowed their Durom Cup to be used in thousands of hip replacements.
We’re Here To Help – Contact a Zimmer Hip Replacement Lawyer Today
The Zimmer Hip Replacement Litigation Group at our law firm includes some of America’s most passionate, accomplished and skilled trial lawyers. When choosing our firm to represent you in your potential Zimmer hip replacement claim, you will not only gain access to a level of professional legal representation previously available only to large corporations, but also to an exceptional level of personal attention and customer service from compassionate trial lawyers found at no other law firm.
We are handling individual lawsuits nationwide and currently accepting new Zimmer hip replacement cases in all 50 states.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a Zimmer hip replacement, you should contact us as soon as possible for a free confidential review of your potential case.