Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Zimmer Hip Replacement Lawsuits in Multidistrict Litigation

Over five years ago Zimmer started receiving complaints of consumers who were facing severe side effects associated with the product. Now the litigation surrounding the case is close to being resolved, with dozens of plaintiffs waiting for a court decision that might gain them compensation for past and future medical bills for treatments that will help alleviate pain and suffering related to the conditions they have developed.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Patients Wonder: Who Can File a Zimmer Hip Lawsuit?

The Zimmer Durom Cup hip replacement system has become controversial in recent years due to the high rate of failure experienced by patients who had been fitted with the system, and many of these patients are wondering if they are eligible to file a lawsuit against Zimmer. This would be useful to many patients because a lawsuit could mean compensation – relief from some of the medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses that may have been incurred as a result of the side effects associated with the implant.
The Durom Cup has been found to experience a higher rate of failure than similar devices, and because of this Zimmer suspended sales of the device to investigate claims in July of 2008. However, just three months later, they began to sell the product once again. Even before the recall, the Durom Cup was implanted in around 12,000 Americans, and thousands more have been used since the product was reintroduced to the market.