Zimmer Holdings, the largest producer of orthopedic devices in the United States, recently halted sales of a hip replacement implant that has been failing in unacceptably high numbers. The Durom Cup hip socket implant, introduced by Zimmer in 2006, has been implanted in over 13,000 patients across the nation. Of those patients, doctors say that hundreds will most likely need to undergo more expensive and painful surgery to replace the replacement.
Ury & Moskow, LLC, is investigating claims involving failed or defective hip implant devices stemming from the Zimmer hip implant recall. Such cases are handled on a contingency fee basis. That means the client is never at risk of paying any money out of pocket. If there is no recovery, there is no fee. We file lawsuits in individual cases only after a thorough review of medical records and assessment of the facts in each case.
Over 5 percent of patients implanted with the Zimmer Durom Cup hip replacement experience serious problems, according to research conducted by the company and orthopedic surgeons. In these patients, the metal hip implant fails to bond properly with the existing bone structure. Instead, the metal socket loosens and separates, grinding painfully against bone as it moves.
Although Zimmer Holdings was alerted to problems with its Durom Cup hip replacement as early as 2007, it did not launch an investigation until April 2008 and did not cease its sales of the defective device until July 2008. Because of the company's delay, even more unsuspecting patients were implanted with the faulty Durom Cup hip replacement.
Connecticut Defective Hip Replacement Lawyers Ready to Help You
If you or a loved one has received a recalled Zimmer hip implant that failed, you may be eligible for compensation due to the injuries suffered as a result of being implanted with the defective hip replacement device. Past and future pain, suffering, medical bills, lost earnings and disfigurement are among the damages that the patients may be entitled to recover. Our Zimmer hip implant recall lawyers can help you explore your options.
In medical device cases, Ury & Moskow, LLC, does not sue doctors for medical malpractice. We represent victims nationwide in association with local firms we know and trust. We provide each client's case with individualized attention and care. Remember, time limitations can bar late claims, so if you or a loved one has been injured by a defective hip implant, please contact our firm as soon as possible.