In July 2008, Zimmer, Inc. suspended the sale of its Durom® Hip Resurfacing System in the United States after physicians expressed concern over a high failure rate with the hip replacement device.
Free Zimmer Durom Hip Cup Replacement Case Evaluation: If you or a loved one has experienced severe pain or other injuries after the implantation of a Zimmer Durom hip replacement device, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.
What’s the problem?
Multinational joint replacement device manufacturer Zimmer, Inc. marketed its Zimmer Durom Hip Cup Replacement as designed for use in young, active patients who are likely to outlive a conventional hip prosthesis. Unfortunately, these cups are failing at much higher than expected rate.
This issue initially became public in the spring of 2008 when a highly respected orthopedic researcher and surgeon, Larry Dorr, MD, disclosed that a very high rate of Durom hip cups implanted at his clinic needed to be surgically revised within two years of implantation. Three months later, on July 22, 2008, Zimmer suspended sales of its Durom Hip Cup, and sent a letter to surgeons and patients recommending that doctors monitor patients’ Durom hips closely. While Zimmer has so far blamed the high rate of failure on surgeon error rather than on their product, the facts suggest otherwise.
If you have a failed Zimmer Durom hip cup, you need experienced and knowledgeable representation. The failure of a Zimmer Durom hip cup is a highly technical matter, both medically and legally. If you have a Zimmer Durom hip cup implanted in your body with which you are experiencing problems, you need to consult with an experienced medical product liability lawyer immediately.
Do I have a Zimmer Durom Hip Cup Replacement 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.