Zimmer Durom Cup Hip Replacement Lawsuit
Introduced in 2006, the Zimmer Durom Cup, which is also known as the Zimmer Durom Acetabular component, was marketed as an improvement over other, more traditional hip replacement options. Rather than use cement, epoxy, or screws to secure the company’s Durom Cup, the Durom Cup was designed to secure to the patient’s hip socket as bone grows into the device’s shell. Soon after the Durom Cup was designed, however, problems began to arise with usage of the replacement. Many individuals have sought the assistance of an Atlanta defective product lawyer in pursuing the compensation that they believed that Zimmer owes them for failure to adequately warn about dangers associated with the Durom Cup.Injuries Associated with Hip Implant Surgery
Individuals who have received Durom Cup replacements have reported many complications that arose due to the implant. These hip implants are known to corrode, which then results in parts from the implant entering a person’s blood stream. The earliest sign of corrosion include mobility difficulties and pain. Corrosion can eventually result in many more serious conditions which include:
- Devices becoming loose
- General pain
- Reduced range of motion.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, but are unsure if you have a case, an experienced Atlanta defective product lawyer can help.Studies Prompt Hip Recall
Since 2007, Zimmer has been aware of defects associated with Durom Cups. In 2007, a consultant told the company that he was concerned about the device’s safety and told Zimmer that the Durom Cup should be taken off the market.
In July 2008, Zimmer took the consultant’s advice and stopped selling the hip implant. The company’s reason for the recall was that it had concluded that additional surgical technique instructions and training were necessary.
It should be noted that this recall was the Zimmer Durom Hip Cup, Head, and Neck Adapter. Durom also produces a Durom Hip Resurfacing System, which was seldom sold in the United States because the FDA did not approve this device for use in hip resurfacing.
In 2010, a study was published in the Journal of Arthroplasty from the University of Wisconsin that compared the outcome of patients who received the hip implant. These statistics revealed that after one year, only 11% of patients who had the Durom Cup implant experienced complications.What to do if You Have Been Harmed by a Zimmer Durom Cup
If you are harmed by a Zimmer Durom Cup, you should reach out to a defective product attorney serving Atlanta right away. There are some important steps that you should follow, which include:
Avoid signing of Zimmer’s release forms, which discharges the company from liability for any injuries resulting from the Durom Cup and leaves victims unable to initiate a legal action against Zimmer.
If you have a Zimmer Durom Cup already placed in your body, consult with a medical professional. It is particularly important to speak to a medical professional if you have already begun experience adverse symptoms related to the Durom Cup’s placement.
If you or a loved one has been harmed after placement of the Durom Cup, do not hesitate to contact our law office.