When the Zimmer Durom Hip Cup first entered the market in 2006, it was hailed as an innovation for hip replacement. Less than five years later, the manufacturer faces a slew of claims from patients who argue the company should have told them that the Durom hip cup was defective.
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What’s the problem?
The Zimmer Durom Cup has been marketed in the United States since 2006. Approximately 12,500 patients have been implanted with the device. The Durom Cup is primarily used in the U.S. in Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA) surgeries, and has been used abroad for hip resurfacings. Sales of the Zimmer Durom Cup were suspended by the company in July 2008 after reports that the cup was defective and required patients to undergo painful revision surgeries.
Zimmer Durom Hip Cup Problems
The main problem with the Zimmer Durom Hip Cup is that it does not bond properly with the existing or host bone and subsequently fails to implant. Additionally, the Durom Hip Cup may become loose after surgery. Patients who received the Zimmer Durom Hip Cup implantation during hip replacement surgery later complained of recurring pain and other symptoms. Many victims of the hip cup received needless and painful revisions, or second surgeries, as surgeons attempted to correct the problem. X-rays for up to 6 months after surgery did not reveal that the device had a potential defect.
Doctors have reported a number of other problems with the artificial hip replacement component, which have resulted in devastating pain and the need for additional surgeries for patients. Many individuals who have received the hip implant component have reportedly suffered:
- Unexplained hip pain more than three months after hip replacement
- Loosening of their artificial hip implant
- Hip replacement revision surgery
Because many hip replacement patients are unaware of the type of implant used, cases are being investigated for any individuals who have experienced problems after a surgery since 2006.
Zimmer Durom Cup Trial Ends in $9.2M Verdict for Plaintiff
The first Zimmer Durom Cup lawsuit to reach trial ended in a $9.2M verdict for plaintiff Gary Kline. A Los Angeles jury found Zimmer liable on claims of failure to warn and defective design of the hip replacement device prior to handing down the judgement. Click here to learn more.
Do I have a Zimmer Durom Hip Cup Lawsuit?
The Product Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus exclusively on the representation of plaintiffs in Zimmer Durom Hip Cup Replacement lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.