Hip Replacement Issues with the Zimmer Durom Cup

Individuals who have had total hip replacement surgery involving the use of a Duron Cup, manufactured and distributed by Zimmer Holdings, Inc. may experience problems due to the failure of the device.

The Durom Cup is a metal alloy implant made from a single piece of material. The Durom Cup was used in approximately 13,000 hip replacement surgeries before it was widely discovered that there was an unacceptable fail rate. Around 5% of all surgeries using the Durom Cup resulted in complications and failures that caused patients to undergo further painful and costly surgeries. This is happening with some of our client in Tennessee and throughout the country.

In April, 2008, a prominent California Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Lawrence Dorr, issued a public warning after having complications following 14 of the 165 surgeries involving the Durom Cup. This warning prompted the Zimmer to investigate the hip replacement part and the packaging and instructions provided with the part.

Zimmer did not issue a recall on the product, but did stop selling the products in July, 2008. Zimmer claims that there is not a manufacturing or design defect, but will wait to reintroduce the product until it is able to develop more comprehensive instructions and product labeling.

At the Higgins firm, we represent individuals who are victims of faulty products and have suffered injuries. We offer free consultations to anyone who has had a hip replacement surgery and has developed complications due to the component parts used in the surgery. If you feel you or a loved one has been injured by a faulty product, please contact the Higgins Firm.

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