Zimmer Recalled Durom Hip Implants
The product liability lawyers at Capretz & Associates are pursuing claims on behalf of patients with defective Zimmer Durom Cup Hip Replacement implants. The Zimmer Durom Cup hip implants, used between 2006 and 2008, have caused severe pain, discomfort, and limited mobility. In many cases, the devices had to be removed.
Since 2006, the Durom Cup has been implanted in nearly 13,000 patients. According to the New York Times, veteran orthopedic surgeon Dr. Lawrence Dorr first told Zimmer about his concerns with the Durom hip replacement cup in early 2008. The manufacturer did not investigate the issue until Dr. Dorr raised his concerns with the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. Zimmer subsequently suspended sales of the Durom Cup, indicating that up to 5.7% of the implanted Durom Cup devices may need to be replaced in the United States and Europe.
In July 2008, Zimmer, Inc., voluntarily suspended the sale of the Durom Cup Hip Resurfacing System in the United States after physicians expressed concern over a high failure rate with the hip replacement device. The reports indicate that the Durom Cup implant may fail to fuse properly with the bone, instead separating and migrating in the body. When the Durom Cup moves, it pushes the metal hip socket against bone, which can cause excruciating pain for patients. Additionally, problems with the Durom Cup may require patients to undergo hip revision surgeries, medical monitoring or rehabilitation.
If you have one of these recalled devices, call our office toll-free at (800) 351-8588 or email us and a representative from our office will contact you.