Zimmer Hip Failure Lawsuits
Between 2006 - 2008 the Durom Cup, (by Zimmer products) was implanted in over 12,000 patients alone. The suddenly, the Durom Cup was removed the market temporarily. There was an influx of patients who complained of complications. Many of these patients required corrective surgery to repair the problem.
As a result many filed lawsuits against the manufacture of this product known as Zimmer Holdings Inc.What is the The Durom Cup?
This medical device was created to combine the hip socket without using conventional methods such as screws or cement. Unfortunately, the Durom Cup was a major failure in a few patients.Common Complications with The Durom Cup
Some of the symptoms that patients experience included infection, loosening, and metal poisoning that could possibly deteriorate the bone and bodily tissue.Zimmer Hip Failure Lawsuits: Zimmer Biomet Implant injuries
In addition to the The Durom Cup lawsuit is the Zimmer Biomet Implant injuries. Patients with this painful injury may be entitled to compensation for the following symptoms and injuries:
- You developed a pseudotumor.
- You are suffering from hip pain or inflammation
- You are suffering from groin pain or infection
- Your hip replacement makes unusual noises such as grinding, popping, cooking, and squeaking.
- Your hip replacement has become loose.
- You have experienced high levels of cobalt and chromium metals found in your blood.
- You have suffered from complete or partial hip replacement dislocation.
Zimmer Biomet hip implant also required a second surgery to correct a medical problem.Reasons for the Zimmer in Hip Implant Lawsuits
Patients who filed lawsuits for their painful injuries sued for negligence. For example, one plaintiff claimed that the hip replacement manufacturer never ceased from marketing their hip replacement products even though they were detective. The plaintiffs also claimed the following accusations:
- Zimmer designed a defective product and continued with their marketing campaign.
- They did not warn doctors and patients of the potential problems their medical devices could cause.
- The company should have been aware (or was aware) there hip replacement products were defective.
- The company did not stop selling or making their defective products.
- Zimmer continued to make and sell the device after evidence showed it was defective
Back in 2016, Zimmer spent over $300 million to settle numerous hip replacement lawsuits.
If you or a loved one have developed complications over a Zimmer hip replacement device, you may be entitled to compensation. Call Anzalone Law Firm PLLC, at: 603.548.3797 for a free, no-obligation legal consultation.