Zimmer Durom Cup Hip Replacement
Commonly asked questions about the Zimmer Durom Cup:
- What is the Zimmer Durom Cup?
- What are Complications of Zimmer’s Durom Cup Hip Replacement Device?
- Was the Zimmer Durom Cup Recalled?
- What are the Criteria for Filing a Hip Implant Lawsuit?
- Can I File A Defective Zimmer Durom Cup Lawsuit?
- Our No-Fee Promise on Zimmer Durom Cup Cases
- How Do I Start a Zimmer Durom Cup Hip Replacement Claim?
What Is the Zimmer Durom Cup?
The Durom Acetabular Component, commonly known as the Durom Cup, was a synthetic replacement for a natural acetabulum to be used as part of a total hip replacement. Manufactured by Zimmer Holdings, the Durom Cup was unique in two ways. First, it was made from just one single piece of material. Second, it was made from forged metal instead of the cast metal used by traditional hip implants.
The forged metal was later recalled after being linked to complications when used with the Durom Cup. The Durom Cup itself was discontinued in 2010.
What Are Complications Of Zimmer’s Durom Cup Hip Replacement Device?
The Zimmer Durom Cup is known to cause many complications as it is prone to early failure. These complications include:
Was the Zimmer Durom Cup Recalled?
The Durom Cup was approved by the FDA in 2006, but within a year there were reports of patients having complications. Zimmer determined that the problems were occurring because the typical hip implant surgical procedures were not effective for the Durom Cup.
Zimmer recalled the Durom Cup briefly in order to provide better instructions to surgeons. After updating the product labeling and creating surgical training resources, Zimmer returned the Durom Cup to the market. However, patients continued to suffer serious complications from the device.
As a result, Zimmer discontinued the Durom Cup in 2010. Thousands of people have filed lawsuits against Zimmer for complications experienced from the Durom Cup, and litigation is still underway.
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 Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck stems, recalled in July 2012; the Stryker LFIT Anatomic v40 Femoral Head (recalled August 29, 2016); 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.
Can I File A Defective Zimmer Durom Cup Lawsuit?
Our dangerous device attorneys can help if you or someone you care about was harmed by a defective hip replacement device.
Lawsuits have been filed against Zimmer by both patients and their families seeking compensation for injuries caused by the Durom Cup. You may be entitled to a settlement.
We do not charge any legal fees unless you receive a settlement and we pay all of the case costs. If your claim is not successful for any reason, you do not owe us anything. We put it all in writing for you.
Our defective hip replacement lawyers will help you file your lawsuit.
Our No-Fee Promise on Zimmer Durom Cup 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
- Phone calls are always free
How Do I Start A Zimmer Durom Cup 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 Durom Cup hip replacement lawsuit claims.