Tennessee Zimmer Durom Cup hip implant attorneys note a $9.2 million jury award in favor of a plaintiff who claims he was injured by a defective metal-on-metal hip implant manufactured by Zimmer, Inc. The lawsuit alleged that the implant manufacturer failed to warn the public about the risks associated with a Durom Cup hip implant, and that it was negligent in the design of a defective product.
If you or a loved one received a Zimmer Durom Cup hip implant and suffered complications, contact Attorney Group for Tennessee to learn more about your options. We can answer your questions in a free, no-obligation consultation, and if you have a case, we can connect you with an affiliated Zimmer Durom Cup hip implant attorney who can assist you throughout the legal process.
Claim: Hip Implant Caused Chronic Pain
Reuters, in reporting on the lawsuit notes, that the plaintiff in the case was forced to undergo two hip replacement surgeries in 15 months that have left him in constant pain. The three week trial ended in late July, 2015, and the breakdown of the award is as follows:
- $153,000 in medical expenses
- $2.6 million for past non-economic damages (pain and suffering)
- $6.4 million for future non-economic damages
The award is the first of its kind against Zimmer in nationwide litigation over the Durom Cup hip implant.
Injured Patients May be Eligible for Compensation
Device makers have a duty to design and produce safe products, and to warn of possible risks associated with their products. Failure to fulfill that duty can result in injuries to patients, and the device maker being held liable for those injuries.
Patients who are injured by a Zimmer Durom Cup hip implant or other metal-on-metal hip replacements, may be entitled to compensation for damages resulting from injuries. Compensation can be based on factors including:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish from an injury
- Loss of income or ability to work due to loss of mobility
If a loved one dies after complications from a metal-on-metal hip implant, family members may be able to pursue claims for wrongful death damages, including:
- Conscious pain and suffering of a loved one prior to death
- Loss of financial support
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish resulting from the loss of a loved one
Affected patients and their families are encouraged to seek the advice of a Tennessee hip replacement attorney to discuss their legal rights and options for compensation.
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If you have been injured by a Durom Cup hip implant or other metal-on-metal hip replacements, contact Attorney Group for Tennessee. You can fill out the form on this page, call us at the number listed at the top of the page, or email us at [email protected].
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Please note that the law limits the time you have to pursue a claim for an injury. If you think you have a case, you should not delay taking action.
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