According to doctors, the Zimmer Durom Cup Hip Replacement has been causing more issues than had been anticipated. Many patients are reporting excruciating pain that, for some, has resulted in the need for surgical intervention to remediate. Because of the problems that are causing premature failure and malfunction of the hip replacement device, investigations have been launched into potential cases. If you or a family member has received one of these replacements and are experiencing issues with it, please contact our Tennessee Zimmer Durom Cup hip recall attorneys to see if you have a case.
Zimmer Durom Cup Issues
Zimmer Holdings, Inc. released an updated model of their hip replacement device in 2006 called the Zimmer Durom Acetabular Component. Unfortunately, serious issues with it had begun occurring as soon as 2008, prompting investigations into the apparently faulty hardware. Eventually, it was declared that surgeons needed more training and better instructions prior to installing the replacement.
Currently, Zimmer Durom Cup hip recall attorneys in Tennessee are looking into potential cases where a victim has endured any of the following issues:
- Loosening of the implant
- Pain three months after surgery
- Additional surgery to fix the implant
Sales of the Zimmer Durom Cup were suspended in 2008 by the manufacturer, Zimmer Holdings, Inc. The company has planned to put the hip replacement implant back onto the market as soon as more specific and detailed instructions could be developed in order to help surgeons prevent the numerous problems that are associated with the device. Zimmer Holdings, Inc. also plans to develop specialized training courses that surgeons must participate in prior to being allowed to implant the hip replacement.
Tennessee Zimmer Durom Cup Lawyers
An estimated 12,000 American men and women have received hip replacement surgery using the Zimmer Durom Cup hip replacement since 2006. A significant number of these people could endure serious issues with the device including pain caused by the implant coming loose and the need for additional surgeries because the company, Zimmer Holdings, Inc., neglected to give surgeons the quality of instructions necessary to implant the replacement device properly and securely. If you are one of the people dealing with problems after receiving hip replacement surgery, please contact the lawyers at Tennessee Attorney Group to see how we may be able to help you. You may entitled to receive financial compensation for your pain, suffering, medical costs and lost productivity.