The Zimmer Durom cup is a device that is implanted within the hip socket and, when working as intended, bonds to the hip socket and promotes the growth of bone within the device. The Durom cup does not use any epoxy, screws or cement to stay in place. From 2006 to 2008, more than 12,000 people in the U.S. recieved a Durom cup hip implant.
Hip Replacement Recall
On July 24, 2008, Zimmer Holdings voluntarily recalled the Durom hip cup due to reports that this device was failing and requiring patients to undergo invasive corrective surgery. Many experts contend that these hip implant devices have a defective design that can cause them to both fall out of place and to fail to bond to bone/stimulate bone growth within the cup. Reported failures of defective Durom cup hip implants show that nearly 6 percent of these devices require future revision surgery and removal of the hip implant.
Indications that a hip cup implant device may be failing include hip pain and the loosening of the hip joint.
Zimmer Durom Cup Hip Implant Lawsuit
Those who experience a Zimmer Durom hip implant failure may have a defective drug case against Zimmer Holdings, and they can secure compensation for their injuries and losses by initiating and following through with a defective device lawsuit. Although Zimmer Holdings has yet to state that the Durom cup is defective, they have acknowledged the need for revision surgery in some patients “ and they have stopped distributing these devices in the U.S.
Hip Implant Lawyers
Hip implant attorneys invite injured parties to receive a professional evaluation of their case, along with the opportunity to secure first-class legal representation, by attending a complimentary initial consultation. Durom cup lawyers are passionate about defending the rights of victims in any necessary legal proceeding, and they will work with other experts (including researchers and physicians) to prove Zimmer’s negligence in alerting the public about the dangers and defectiveness of the Durom cup.
If you or a loved one had a Zimmer Durom hip replacement and suffer from difficulty walking, hip dislocation, inflammation of the hip joint, loosening of the device, or severe hip pain you should contact us immediately for a free and confidential case review. You may be entitled to compensation and we can help.