Borri Law Offices is reviewing cases for individuals across the United States who suffer complications such as pain and high cobalt or chromium blood metal levels related to the recalled Zimmer Durom® Cup and hip replacement system.
Patients implanted with the Zimmer Durom® Cup are at risk for early implant failure resulting from metal wear and loosening.
Zimmer Durom® Hip Replacement Failure
Over 12,000 people in the United States have been implanted with the Zimmer Durom® Cup prior to its recall, since it was first sold in 2006. Various sources estimate that at least 24% of those implanted with the Durom® Cup, will be forced to undergo revision surgery due to implant failure.
The tell-tale symptoms of a failed Durom® Cup often include “startup” pain and stiffness, an uneven gait or a limp, a sharp pain in the groin when moving from a bent position to an upright position, and difficulty with stairs (especially walking down stairs). Walking long distances is often extremely difficult for patients with a failed hip replacement.
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Zimmer Durom® Stealth Recall
Dr. Lawrence Dorr, a renowned orthopaedic surgeon and a consultant for Zimmer, realized as early as 2007 that there were problems with the Zimmer Durom® Acetabular Component (Durom Cup), when several of his patients implanted with the cup required early revision surgery. Dr. Dorr informed Zimmer of his concerns about the Durom® Cup, but no action was taken by Zimmer to recall its defective hip implant. In his April 22, 2008 letter to colleagues at the American Association of Hip and Knee surgeons, Dr. Dorr stated that in his opinion the fixation surface is not good on these cups, preventing the cup from fully seating within the hip socket. He also stated that he stopped using the Durom® Cup in 2007, after the first revisions.
On July 22nd, 2008, Zimmer temporarily suspended sales of the Durom® Cup, citing “surgeon error” as the reason for the higher than expected failure of the implant in the United States. Zimmer never resumed the sales of the Durom® Cup, thus making it a stealth recall, instead of an official recall.
If you, or a loved one, have been implanted with a Zimmer Durom® Cup and are suffering any of the symptoms of a failed hip replacement, please consult with an experienced products liability attorney. Do not accept any offers of settlement from Zimmer or its affiliates until you speak with an attorney, because you might be agreeing to something that will affect your future rights to file a lawsuit against Zimmer for your injuries.