August 14, 2015 — A man who was left in chronic pain by a defective Durom Cup hip replacement has been awarded $9.2 million.
Jury Verdict Alert reports that Zimmer Holdings Inc. started misleading American surgeons about the safety of the Durom Cup beginning in 2006.
At the time, Zimmer had been selling another version of the Durom Cup in Europe for seven years. It had a good safety record. However, in an effort to get the implant on the market in the United States as fast as possible, Zimmer changed the plasma coating on the Durom Cup — but never tested it for safety and effectiveness.
According to the lawyers:
“Zimmer rushed the product to market to catch up with its competitors who already had similar products on the U.S. market, all while hiding the fact that the American Durom Cup was not the same as its European counterpart.”
The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Gary Kline, a man who was implanted with the Durom Cup in July 2007. His pain progressively worsened. By September 2008, he had severe pain in his hip and groin and was almost entirely incapacitated.
Just 15 months after receiving the Durom Cup, he had to have another major surgery. Unfortunately, he now likely suffers from permanent decreased mobility due to scar tissue, muscle damage, and nerve damage
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