The FDA has received a large amount of reports stating that surgeons are performing revision surgeries on individuals with Zimmer hip implant failure. These reports have indicated that during the Durom Cup hip replacement revision surgery, surgeons observed the acetabular component of the Zimmer Durom Cup had loosened. Zimmer Durom acetabular cups, used for total hip replacements, had U. S. sales suspended until the firm revises surgical instructions and retrains physicians. The suspension is expected to cost the company between $20 million to $30 million, the company said. Zimmer stopped distributing Durom cups after the beginning of an investigation of its manufacturing process and more than 3,100 Durom Cup implant recipients. The investigation showed elevated incidents of cups loosening and an elevated revision surgery rate.
Experienced Zimmer hip lawyers have been investigating the durom implant and will be seeking Zimmer hip class action settlements for patients implanted with the defective Zimmer Durom Cup Hip Implants. The Zimmer hip recall was prompted after defects of the Zimmer Durom Cup Hip Replacement were brought to light to the medical profession on Apr twenty-two, 2008, by Dr. Larry Dorr. Lots of Dr. Dorr's patients who were implanted with the Zimmer Hip needed hip revision surgery thanks to the Zimmer Durom Cup failing to bond correctly. Dr. Dorr wrote the following letter to his co-workers at the American organization of Hip and Knee Surgeons caution of the screw ups and defects associated with Zimmer's Durom hip cup after notifying Zimmer of the problems with the Zimmer Hip.
The Zimmer hip recall involves the Zimmer Durom cup. Some 10% of those implanted with it experienced significant complications following their surgeries, causing revision surgeries and leading to the recall of Zimmer hips. If you've experienced complications a class action lawsuit may be necessary. Consult with a personal injury attorney.