Zimmer Hip Replacement Lawsuits: Complications & Recalls
Commonly asked questions about Zimmer hip replacements:
- What are the Criteria for Filing a Hip Implant Lawsuit?
- What are Zimmer Hip Replacement Devices?
- What are Complications of Zimmer Hip Replacement Devices?
- Have Zimmer Hip Replacement Devices Been Recalled?
- Can I File a Zimmer Hip Replacement Lawsuit?
- Our No-Fee Promise on Zimmer Hip Replacement Cases
- How Do I Start a Zimmer Hip Replacement Claim?
- Zimmer Hip Replacement Lawyer Review
What are the Criteria for Filing a Hip Implant Lawsuit?
The FDA has ordered a review of all metal-on-metal hip implants due to mounting patient complaints.
Problems with metal-on-metal include, but are not limited to loosening, metallosis (ie: tissue or bone death), fracturing, and/or corrosion and fretting of these devices, which require revision surgery.
Many patients that require revision surgery due to these devices suffer significant post-revision complications.
We are investigating all cases involving metal-on-metal hip implants, including the DePuy Orthopaedics ASR XL Acetabular System and the DePuy ASR Hip Resurfacing System, recalled in August 2010; the Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck stems, recalled in July 2012; the Stryker LFIT Anatomic v40 Femoral Head (recalled August 29, 2016); the DePuy Pinnacle, the Zimmer Durom Cup, the Wright Conserve, and the Biomet M2A “38mm” and M2A-Magnum hip replacement systems, which have not been recalled.
Reported problems include pain, swelling and problems walking.
What are Zimmer Hip Replacement Devices?
Hip replacement devices are prosthetic components that replace the damaged bone and cartilage in the hip joint. Hip replacement surgery is recommended when hip pain is consistent even while resting, limits everyday activity, and other treatments like medication and therapy have not relieved the pain.
Zimmer, Inc. produces a variety of hip implant devices. Some of these devices have proved to cause serious complications in patients, and have therefore been recalled from the market.
The Zimmer Durom Cup is one such device that was recalled in early 2008. The design of the Durom Cup has led to severe pain for patients, as well as complete device failure.
What are Complications of Zimmer Hip Replacement Devices?
The Zimmer Durom Cup is known to cause many complications as it is prone to early failure. These complications include:
- Loosening of the device
- Severe hip pain
- Necessary revision surgery
Other complications of hip replacement devices include infection, metallosis, avascular necrosis, and osteolysis.
Have Zimmer Hip Replacement Devices Been Recalled?
After receiving numerous reports of device failure, Zimmer investigated the issue and discovered that the typical surgical techniques for hip replacement were not compatible with the Durom Cup. They suspended all sales of the product until they could provide better surgical instructions.
The FDA put out a Class 2 Device Recall for the Durom Cup stating that Zimmer’s labeling was false and misleading.
Can I File A Zimmer Hip Replacement Lawsuit?
Our Zimmer hip replacement lawyers can help if you or someone you care about suffered a severe complication from a Zimmer hip replacement device. Our top hip replacement lawyers are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new Zimmer hip replacement cases in all 50 states.
Both patients and their families are seeking compensation for injuries. You may be entitled to a settlement if you were harmed by a hip replacement system.
Our No-Fee Promise on Zimmer Hip Replacement Cases
You can afford to have our great team of lawyers on your side. When you choose us, it literally costs nothing to get started. We promise you in writing:
- No money to get started
- We pay all case costs and expenses
- No legal fees whatsoever unless you receive a settlement
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How Do I Start A Zimmer Hip Replacement Claim?
Our hip replacement lawyers will help you file your lawsuit. To get started, you can:
- Submit the Free Case Review Box on this page, or
- Call (866) 280-3417 any time of day to tell us about your case.
We will listen to your story and answer your questions. If you have claim, we will start immediately.
WARNING: There are strict time deadlines for filing Zimmer hip replacement lawsuit claims.