First introduced in 2006, it was reported shortly thereafter that the Zimmer Durom Cup hip implant system was prone to failing prematurely. Additionally, several experts within the healthcare community have reported a higher-than-expected number of complications with the implant, which has allegedly caused pain and required many patients to undergo revision or removal procedures.
If you or someone you love has been fitted with the Zimmer Durom Cup and you experienced adverse side effects or life-threatening complications, contact Attorney Group for Kansas today to learn more about filing a Kansas Zimmer Durom Cup lawsuit to seek compensation for your injuries. We can provide you with a free case evaluation and help you determine if you are eligible to file a Kansas Zimmer Durom Cup lawsuit.
Zimmer Durom Cup Overview
In April 2008, a prominent Los Angeles orthopedic surgeon informed other physicians about the increasing number of adverse event reports he was receiving from patients he had fitted with the Zimmer Durom Cup. According to the surgeon, patients were suffering from early device failure and other severe complications allegedly caused by the implant. In May 2008, the manufacturer agreed to launch an investigation despite allegedly having previously ignored the reports.
It was found that the technology and design of the Zimmer hip implant required a more advanced technique and level of delicacy than was typical in most surgical methods used to implant hip replacement devices at that time. The manufacturer concluded that all physicians implanting the Zimmer Durom Cup should undergo additional training and receive specific instructions pertaining to the device.
Although Zimmer did not issue a recall of its product because it claimed it could not find evidence of a design defect or flaw, it made the decision in July 2008 to suspend all sales of the product in the U.S. According to reports, the manufacturer was expected to reintroduce the system at a later date when it could produce clearer, more specific instructions pertaining to the surgical process.
During its time on the market, it is estimated that more than 12,000 patients received a Zimmer Durom Cup hip implant to reduce pain of poor hip mobility and to generally improve their quality of life. However, patients throughout the U.S. should consider filing lawsuits against the manufacturer to seek compensation for their injuries if they suffered from one or more of the following complications:
- Unexplained hip pain for more than three months after receiving the implant
- Loosening of the device
- Early device failure
Patients who required hip revision procedures or replacement surgeries may consider filing a Kansas Zimmer Durom Cup lawsuit to recover damages for their medical expenses, lost wages, emotional trauma, and pain and suffering. While every case is different and compensation is not guaranteed, pursuing a Kansas Zimmer Durom Cup lawsuit claim can help provide the finances necessary to recover unexpected expenses.
Court documents indicate that Zimmer has set millions of dollars aside for the purpose of settling claims. Patients allege that Zimmer knew of the risks associated with its product and yet neglected to warn consumers and physicians of the potential complications. If you wish to learn more about filing a Kansas Zimmer Durom Cup lawsuit, contact Attorney Group for Kansas today.
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