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Zimmer Durom Cup

Zimmer Durom Cup, a Hip Implant Component, Allegedly Causes Agonizing Pain and Early Failure

Zimmer Durom Cup, a Hip Implant Component, Allegedly Causes Agonizing Pain and Early Failure

Zimmer Durom Cup, a Hip Implant Component, Allegedly Causes Agonizing Pain and Early Failure

The Zimmer Durom Cup is a hip implant component used in the company’s metal-on-metal device. The cup was positioned for use on younger, more active patients, but now it seems this device may only cause problems. Patients who have been implanted with the Durom cup have complained of agonizing pain, and ultimately need to undergo another surgery to correct these problems. Parker Waichman LLP has years of experience successfully representing people who have been injured by medical devices, and is offering free legal consultations to anyone who has been implanted with the Durom Cup.


Zimmer Ignored Complaints about the Durom Cup

The medical community first started becoming concerned about the Durom Cup in April 2008, when Los Angeles surgeon Dr. Lawrence Dorr publicly warned other doctors about the failure of the cups in his own patients. Dr. Dorr, a highly paid Zimmer consultant, said that these patients were in agony within months of receiving the implant. Dr. Dorr wasn’t the only one in his field to observe these issues. After contacting his colleagues about the implant, several other doctors reported the same problem. They found through x-rays that, in these patients, the socket was separating from the bone, instead of fusing with it. This caused the socket to rub against the bone, leading to devastating injuries.

Dr. Dorr told Zimmer about his concerns, but instead of taking his advice, the company ignored the complaints and blamed Dr. Dorr’s surgical techniques. At age 67, Dr. Dorr had performed over 5,000 hip replacement surgeries. The fact that blame was shifted to the veteran doctor could suggest the viewpoint that the company was more interested in protecting its own interests versus catering to patient safety.

When Zimmer failed to heed Dr. Dorr’s warnings, he sought out the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons in April 2008. The next month, Zimmer finally told surgeons that they were investigating these concerns, but didn’t stop sales as its consultant had recommended. At this time, about 1,300 more patients were implanted with the Durom. Zimmer’s own investigation showed that the cup failed in 5.7 percent of patients.

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If you or a loved one has received the Zimmer Durom Cup as a part of your hip implant, you may have valuable legal rights. To find out more, please fill out our online form or call us at 1(800)-YOURLAWYER.



 

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Injury Lawsuit Filed in Texas Court over Defective Zimmer Durom Cup Hip Implant Component

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A man, along with his wife, have filed a lawsuit against the makers of the Durom Cup metal-on-metal hip implant component part, believing that it is defective and contributed to numerous injuries that have required revision surgery to correct.This is the latest claim to label the Durom Cup, manufactured by Zimmer Holdings, as defective and likely to cause serious injuries that require revision surgeries to correct. The lawsuit filed by the couple in January was filed in U.S. District Court for...

Zimmer removes Durom cup hip implant components from Australian market

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Medical device giant Zimmer Holdings has removed its Durom Acetabular cup component from the market in Australia. The device had been used in metal-on-metal hip implants, a class of medical devices that continues to be plagued by negative reports. MassDevice.com reports Zimmer removed the Durom cup component from the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods earlier this week. Australian regulators have data showing that the Durom component was associated with a signficantly higher risk of...

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Victim of Zimmer Durom Cup Files Lawsuit

Jul 6, 2011 | Parker Waichman LLP
Another metal-on-metal hip implant is the subject of a personal injury lawsuit.  According to a complaint filed last month in Louisiana federal court, Francoie Stephens had to have his Zimmer Durom Cup hip implant removed just three years after he received it due to complications that included metal contamination of his blood.All-metal hip implants have come under increasing scrutiny since the recall last August of the DePuy ASR hip implant.  That device was recalled because of a high...

Zimmer Named in US, Canadian Hip Implant Lawsuits

Nov 3, 2010 | Parker Waichman LLP
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