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.
Zimmer Hip Settlements Through Litigation
According to the complaint filed by his Zimmer lawyer, both Johnson and the surgeon who implanted the device believed that the Zimmer hip system was safe for total hip replacements as well as effective. Johnson led an active lifestyle at the time of his surgery; the then 42-year-old enjoyed hunting, fishing, motorcycle riding, and playing with his children. Johnson believed that his hip replacement surgery would allow him to return to this type of lifestyle, and had faith that the Zimmer device would fix problems with his hip and allow him to continue to enjoy time with his family and other physical activities.
Unfortunately, he began having problems associated with the artificial hip within 15 months of the initial hip replacement surgery. It became dislocated the year after he received it, which allegedly caused pain and trauma for the plaintiff and required medical intervention in order to place the hip back in its proper location. Johnson's hip allegedly dislocated five more times over the next two years.
Zimmer Hip Revision Surgery Key in Lawsuits
Johnson, like many others who have filed Zimmer hip lawsuits, had to undergo Zimmer hip revision surgery in 2010 in order to remove the Zimmer hip replacement system. Johnson's surgeon, according to the complaint, then saw that the Zimmer Trilogy Liner had fractured, a complaint that a number of other Zimmer plaintiffs have already lodged against the orthopedics manufacturing giant.
Johnson is filing a Zimmer lawsuit in order to win damages that could help cover a number of costs associated with a Zimmer hip injury or Zimmer hip failure including loss of wages, pain and suffering, and past and future medical bills.