Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Zimmer Hip Plaintiffs Seek Damages, Settlements for Side Effects

A Texas resident has joined the ongoing litigation against Zimmer Orthopedics after a number of patients of certain hip devices discovered significant complications associated with the products. Jeffrey Johnson has filed a lawsuit with the help of a Zimmer hip lawyer, introducing his case to litigation on January 9, 2012 in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.
Johnson underwent initial hip replacement surgery in 2008. The device which was implanted was the Zimmer Trilogy Acetabular Hip System, including a Zimmer Trilogy Shell and Liner. 

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Zimmer Hip Lawyers Busy With Suits

A number of patients who have received Zimmer Durom Cup hip implants have noticed significant problems associated with the device, and have therefore decided to file suit against the orthopedic manufacturing company. The number of Zimmer lawsuits continues to grow as time wears on, and most of the cases involve some kind of Zimmer hip revision surgery, a second surgery intended to fix problems associated with the initial hip implant system. This surgery can not only be financially taxing for a patient, but can also come with a number of risks that are not present in the initial surgery, including an increased healing time and additional risk of infection and complications due to tissue and bone degradation.

The number of Zimmer hip lawsuits has grown to the point that many of them have been consolidated in multidistrict litigation, which is being overseen by Judge Rebecca R. Pallmeyer in the Northern District of Illinois. There are also a number of hip implant lawsuits dealing with other Zimmer products, including the Zimmer VerSys Hip System with femoral head and femoral stem. Hip implant failure and problems with hip implant devices usually manifest with symptoms that can include pain, trouble walking, trouble getting up from a seated position, and other complications that can reduce a patient’s ability to function normally in their day to day life.