In 2008, Zimmer Holdings temporarily suspended sales of its Durom Cup after only two years on the market. According to patients who had been fitted with the implant, the device was prone to early failure as well as several severe and life-threatening complications. Patients allegedly suffered from limited mobility, infections, and pain, causing many to seek legal counsel to learn more about their options.
Contact Attorney Group for New York today if you or someone you love was fitted with a Zimmer Durom Cup and you experienced early failure of the device or other adverse effects that you believe were directly caused by the implant. If you are eligible to file a New York Zimmer Durom Cup lawsuit, you may be entitled to recover damages for pain and suffering, lost wages, and medical expenses such as additional treatments, surgeries, or procedures needed to remove or replace the device.
Zimmer Durom Cup Overview
One of the first people to inform the medical community of potential problems with the Zimmer Durom Cup was an orthopedic surgeon is Los Angeles, California. In 2008, Zimmer Durom Cup recipients began to report complications to him after he implanted them with the device. Commonly alleged problems included claims of early device failure and increased pain. Zimmer agreed to launch an investigation into the complaints in May 2008.
After analyzing the reports and the device, the manufacturer found that proper implantation required a more precise procedure than what was currently being performed. Zimmer also allegedly realized that surgeons would need additional training to learn how to properly fit patients with its Durom Cup.
Complications and Risks
According to Zimmer Durom cup recipients, additional procedures and surgeries were often necessary to correct the complications allegedly caused by the device, raising medical costs that were already high. As a result, many patients are currently working with attorneys throughout the U.S. to pursue claims against Zimmer in an attempt to recover damages for their unexpected medical expenses.
Court documents indicate that Zimmer has said aside millions of dollars to compensate recipients of its hip implant, and the company announced in April 2014 that it would be purchasing another medical device manufacturer, Biomet, for $13.35 billion. Experts believe that this acquisition will place Zimmer as the second-largest orthopedic device manufacturer, falling just behind Johnson & Johnson.
However, Biomet is also facing lawsuits filed on behalf of patients who were fitted with the company’s M2a Magnum hip implant. You may be eligible to file New York Zimmer Durom Cup lawsuit if you suffered from early device failure or other complications that you believe were caused by the Zimmer Durom Cup.
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