Zimmer Durom Cup Hip Replacement Systems
Individuals across the country and even here in Tennessee may need the assistance of medical equipment or devices to help improve common tasks in everyday life. Specifically, hip replacement systems are very common for people who may have hip pain or trouble walking. These hip replacement systems are supposed to improve stability and mobility. While these devices should be beneficial, unfortunately these products can be made improperly or have a high failure rate that results in more surgery and more pain for the patient. If you had hip replacement surgery between 2006 and July of 2008, you may want to talk with your physician as well as a Tennessee personal injury attorney about the Zimmer Durom hip implant recall because you may be entitled to compensation for your injury.What Information Should I Know About the Durom Cup and Its Recall?
The country’s largest supplier of orthopedic products Zimmer Holdings began selling the Durom cup in the United States in 2006. An estimated 12,000 people have used the Durom cup since its inception. However, many people began to have issues with the Durom cup system. Many concerns were expressed to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2006 shortly after the device began being used by medical professionals about the possibility of the device loosening and becoming dislocated thereby moving around within the implant site. Medical professionals using the product predicted that the device could require replacement. Zimmer however would not accept the concerns from medical professionals and said that American doctors did not have the necessary skills to implant the Durom cup properly. On July 24, 2008, Zimmer Holdings took their hip implants off the market due to its extreme chance of failing. There have been many lawsuits filed all across the nation and in Tennessee due to problems. Even since 2008, medical professionals and surgeons expressed grievances about the device not operating correctly and stated that individuals needed additional surgeries to have them replaced.What are Your Rights as a Patient
Even though the Zimmer Durom Cup recall was several years ago, one group of patients only settled a lawsuit of $314 million dollars in 2016. Due to the at least 12,000 U.S. patients having received the hip replacement, men and women are coming forward after experiencing health complications, a loosening of the replacement, and other damages.
If you, or someone you know, has experienced a loosening of a Zimmer Durom Cup, compensation may be available for your medical care, pain, suffering, and any other related losses.When You are Unsure of the Hip Replacement Used
It is certainly possible that you are unsure about the type of hip replacement used in your surgery. The Higgins Firm has worked with clients who don't know what model or device they were given. If this is true for you, please know that it is okay. We will gladly help you to determine whether or not your hip replacement is a Zimmer Durom Cup or another model that has been recalled.Recalled Hip Replacements
- DePuy (ASR XL Acetabular System)
- Stryker (Rejuvenate Modular)
- Wright/MicroPort Orthopedics (Profemur Z Hip Stem, Profemur Neck Varus/Valgus CoCR)
- Smith & Nephew
Even if your hip replacement is not on this list, if you are experiencing any symptoms of a loosening device, please call a personal injury lawyer from The Higgins Firm.How can a Tennessee Lawyer Help Me with My Zimmer Durom Cup Hip Replacement Case?
If this device and this recall have affected you, then the Tennessee defective product attorneys at The Higgins Firm would like to hear from you. It is recommended that you speak with a Tennessee defective product attorney as soon as possible because each claim is time sensitive. We will be able to review your case and help to see if you are entitled to any compensation for your pain and suffering. We put each of our clients first in everything that we do. We genuinely care about you and your case and will do whatever is needed to make sure that you get the damages and treatment that is rightfully yours for the suffering that you have been through.
Feel free to contact us online or call us at 800.705.2121 to set up a FREE consultation to discuss your legal options.