Sales of the Zimmer Durom Cup were suspended in 2008 after just two short years on the market. According to recipients, this metal device was prone to early failure as well as a higher-than-anticipated number of severe complications. Patients throughout the U.S. have allegedly suffered from pain, infections, and limited mobility, and many have required expensive removal or revision procedures to correct the problems caused by the implant. If you have been adversely affected by the Zimmer Durom Cup, you may be entitled to recover damages for your injuries by filing an Iowa Zimmer Durom Cup lawsuit.
What is the Zimmer Durom Cup?
An orthopedic surgeon in Los Angeles, California was the first physician to inform the medical community about potential complications associated with the Zimmer Durom Cup. In 2008, he began to receive reports from patients he had fitted with the device. The patients claimed to now be suffering from complications, including early failure of their implants. Despite having allegedly discounted reports of problems initially, Zimmer finally agreed to investigate the possible complications in May 2008.
Zimmer concluded that the design of the Durom Cup, as well as the technology used to manufacture the device, required a more precise surgical implantation procedure than what had been used in medical facilities at that time. Additionally, Zimmer found that surgeons who would be performing the implantation procedures should be submitted to more rigorous training.
In July 2008, Zimmer made the decision to suspend sales of its Durom Cup even though it had not found any indication that the product was defectively designed. Reports speculate that Zimmer may consider reintroducing its Durom Cup in the future if it can develop more specific implantation instructions for surgeons. However, despite the lack of a recall, patients may still be entitled to file an Iowa Zimmer Durom Cup lawsuit if they feel as though the device directly caused their complications.
Risks and Complications
Many Zimmer Durom Cup hip recipients required additional surgeries and procedures to remove the device after the implant prematurely failed. As a result, plaintiffs are seeking compensation from the manufacturer to help cover these unexpected medical costs and expenses. According to court documents, Zimmer has reserved millions of dollars to compensate alleged victims for their injuries and suffering. In April 2014, Zimmer announced that it would purchase Biomet, another medical device manufacturer, for $13.35 billion. This acquisition will position Zimmer as the second-largest manufacturer of orthopedic devices, just behind Johnson & Johnson.
Considering Filing an Iowa Zimmer Durom Cup Lawsuit?
Contact Attorney Group for Iowa today and receive a free, no-obligation consultation to determine whether you are eligible to file an Iowa Zimmer Durom Cup lawsuit. We can answer your questions, address your concerns, and, if you have a claim, connect you with an affiliated Iowa Zimmer Durom Cup lawsuit attorney. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your injuries, you may be entitled to recover damages for pain and suffering, medical expenses, and lost wages. Call today.