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Zimmer Durom Cup Lawsuit

Zimmer Durom Cup Lawsuit

In 2008, Zimmer recalled the Durom Cup because it was linked to an unacceptably high rate of failure. Hundreds of people have filed Zimmer Durom Cup lawsuits. Over $400 million has been paid in settlements to people who had problems with their implant, including hip pain, dislocation of the hip, and revision surgery.

What You Can Do & How a Zimmer Durom Cup Lawsuit Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Zimmer Durom Cup induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know was injured by a defective Zimmer hip implant, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Medical Device Litigation Group or call us toll-free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

UPDATE: Lawyers Claim Zimmer Misled Surgeons on Durom Cup Safety

August 14, 2015 —Lawyers representing man injured by the Durom Cup accused Zimmer of intentionally misleading American surgeons into believing that the implant was as safe as another version introduced seven years earlier in Europe. In reality, the Durom Cup sold in America had a different plasma coating that was never adequately tested. Click here to read more.

July 29, 2015 — A jury in Los Angeles has awarded $9.2 million to a man who was severely injured by the Durom Cup. It is believe to be the first loss for Zimmer in a metal-on-metal hip lawsuit. Click here to read more.

December 4, 2014 — A jury in Illinois has cleared Zimmer of liability in the first “bellwether” trial out of more than 350 lawsuits inovlving the Durom Cup, a metal-on-metal hip replacement that was pulled off the market in 2008. Click here to read more.

Zimmer Durom Cup Lawsuit Settlements

Federal judges centralized over 300 Zimmer Durom Cup lawsuits in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. These cases are not part of a class action lawsuit — they are individual lawsuits filed by people who hired an attorney.

At least 100 cases have already been resolved, and new cases continue to be filed. Zimmer has set aside $400 million to resolve the litigation, and they may pay $200 million in additional lawsuits.

Zimmer is accused of marketing the Durom Cup as safe and effective, despite evidence linking it to serious complications. Plaintiffs who file a lawsuit could potentially join the federal litigation:

Zimmer Durom Cup Recall

Zimmer Holdings Inc. and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) agreed to issue a recall of the Zimmer Durom Acetabular Cup in 2008. Between 2006 and 2008, more than 12,000 people were implanted with the Durom Cup., and many of them reported problems like loosening and revision surgery.

Zimmer sent a Surgeon Letter outlining steps to minimize the risk of complications. On July 22, 2008, they initiated a voluntary recall, warning that instructions about surgical techniques were inadequate.

What’s the problem?

Zimmer stopped selling the Durom Cup after its was associated with a 20-30% rate of problems. In addition, studies linked the Durom Cup to a 5.7% failure-rate. Many people who experienced problems or failure have filed Zimmer hip replacement lawsuits.

Zimmer Durom Cup Complications

  • Hip pain
  • Loose or dislocated hip joint
  • Metallosis (metal poisoning)
  • Decreased mobility (problems walking or standing)
  • Early failure of the hip
  • Revision surgery (remove and replace the implant)

Do I have a Zimmer Durom Cup Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Zimmer Durom Cup induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know was injured by a defective Zimmer hip implant, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Medical Device Litigation Group or call us toll-free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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