When the Zimmer Durom Cup hit the market in 2006, younger, active patients were supposed to have a medical marvel that would outlive conventional hip replacement devices. Their lifestyles were supposed to be secured. Not long after its release, problems arose with the Zimmer Durom Cup Hip replacement device. A Los Angeles surgeon warned other orthopedists about the cups’ failures. Sockets were separating from bone rather than fusing, leaving patients in severe pain and in need of corrective surgeries.
Around 5.7 percent of the 12,000 patients who received this device (between 2006 and 2008) required revision and surgery.
These failing devices are one of many metal on metal devices that have proven problematic and painful for hip replacement patients. The metal on metal hip replacement devices have been found to cause metallosis, or toxic metal poisoning, which can cause inflammation of tissue and damage to nerves and bones.
Sales of the Zimmer Durom Cup hip replacement were suspended in the United States after many doctors reported a substantially higher need for revisions and further hip surgery. You may be among the numerous patients who have complained of crippling pain experienced after implantation of this defective device.
If you’re the victim of Zimmer’s defective hip implants, you’re not alone. Across the United States and Canada, those who have suffered pain and injuries related to faulty medical devices have sought compensation and won.
In July 2015, a Los Angeles Jury awarded $9.2 million to a victim injured by the Zimmer Durom Cup implant. The case against Indiana-based Zimmer lasted three weeks until a verdict was rendered in favor of the injured man.
These cases are not intended as a lottery ticket, they’re a means of justice for victims who are stuck with the cost of medical treatment and related struggles. If you hoped you would get a few more good years at your job with one of Zimmer’s Durom Cup hip replacements, it’s possible you shortened your career.
Seeking the assistance of an experienced hip replacement injury attorney could help you overcome the loss of wages and quality of life you were supposed to enjoy after receiving one of these Zimmer hip replacements.
Ennis & Ennis, P.A. is committed to helping clients from all over the United States receive the truth about their rights to recovery and compensation. Our attorneys have more than 30 years of experience with these cases and may have options to help you put your life back on track.
If you or a loved one have suffered or been injured from a defective Zimmer Durom Cup hip implant, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact the Zimmer hip implant attorneys of Ennis & Ennis today for a free confidential case evaluation. Our on-staff nurse and lawyers are standing by to answer questions you may have regarding the Zimmer hip implants, a possible Zimmer class action lawsuit, or other types of hip implant litigation.