Hundreds of Zimmer Durom Cup lawsuits have already been filed. This implant was recalled in 2008 due to issues that may make it prone to early failure. Many patients have suffered from chronic pain, loosening of their hip joint, and revision surgery.
Need a Texas Zimmer Durom Cup Lawyer? Collen A. Clark is a true advocate for his clients and is passionate about helping Texans that have been injured or wronged. If you or a loved one was injured by the Zimmer Durom Cup, you should contact our lawyers immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit in Texas.
UPDATE: Lawyers Claim Zimmer Misled Surgeons on Durom Cup Safety
August 14, 2015 —Lawyers representing man injured by the Durom Cup accused Zimmer of intentionally misleading American surgeons into believing that the implant was as safe as another version introduced seven years earlier in Europe. In reality, the Durom Cup sold in America had a different plasma coating that was never adequately tested. Click here to read more.
July 29, 2015 — A jury in Los Angeles has awarded $9.2 million to a man who was severely injured by the Durom Cup. It is believe to be the first loss for Zimmer in a metal-on-metal hip lawsuit. Click here to read more.
December 4, 2014 — A federal jury in Illinois has cleared Zimmer of liability in the first “bellwether” trial out of more than 350 lawsuits inovlving the Durom Cup, a metal-on-metal hip replacement that was pulled off the market in 2008. Click here to read more.
Settlements for Zimmer Durom Cup Lawsuits
In June 2010, the Judicial Panel on Multi-district Litigation (JPML) centralized Zimmer Durom Cup lawsuits in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. At least 250 lawsuits have been centralized in the litigation, but over 100 cases have already been resolved. These cases are not part of a class action lawsuit — they are individual claims filed by people who hired their own lawyer.
Zimmer has set aside nearly $400 million to resolve lawsuits filed by people who were injured by the Durom Cup. They may pay $200 million more to settle pending lawsuits. Plaintiffs allege that Zimmer knowingly sold the Durom Cup despite evidence linking it to an unacceptably high rate of revision surgery.
If you decide to file a lawsuit, your case could be transferred into the following litigation:
Zimmer Durom Cup Recall
Zimmer Holdings Inc. introduced the Zimmer Durom Acetabular Cup in the United States in 2008. In early 2008, surgeons warned that patients were reporting loosening and revision surgery. On July 22, 2008, Zimmer initiated a voluntary recall because instructions for use and surgical technique were inadequate. They outlined steps they would take to improve instructions in a Surgeon Letter.
What is the problem?
Over 12,000 Americans were implanted with a Zimmer Durom Cup between 2006 and 2008. Zimmer suspended sales of the Durom Cup after receiving reports suggesting that 20-30% of people who received the implant would experience problems, and 5.7% of the implants could fail.
Many people who experienced problems with the Zimmer Durom Cup have filed lawsuits against Zimmer. These Zimmer hip replacement lawsuits involve complaints associated with the Durom Acetabular Cup, which is a component of a metal-on-metal hip implant.
Problems Linked to Zimmer Durom Cup
- Hip pain
- Loosening or dislocation of the hip implant
- Metallosis (metal poisoning)
- Problems walking or standing
- Premature failure of the hip implant
- Revisions surgery to remove and replace the implant
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