Severe Pain Linked to Defective Hip Socket
Last Updated on June 26, 2017
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At A Glance
- This Alert Affects
- Patients who were implanted with the Zimmer Durom Cup Hip Socket and are experiencing crippling pain or required corrective surgery.
- The Zimmer Durom Cup Hip Socket Implant has caused severe pain, discomfort and immobility after surgery.
- Zimmer Holdings
- Additional Details
- The Zimmer Durom Cup Hip Socket Implant is used in young people who are expected to outlive a conventional hip prosthesis.
- Zimmer Holdings suspended sales of the Durom Cup Hip Implant in July 2008.
- Type of Lawsuit
- Mass Tort
The Zimmer Durom Cup Hip Implant has been used in more than 12,000 patients across the country. The Durom Cup was intended for younger patients who would outlive a conventional hip prosthesis. Unfortunately, patients receiving the Durom Cup Hip Implant have experienced severe pain after surgery, often leaving them more immobile than before the surgery.
In July 2008, Zimmer Holdings suspended sales of the Durom Cup Hip Implant after many patients reported complications following surgery. A number of patients with the Durom Cup Hip Implant will need to receive additional surgery to have the defective part replaced. According to several doctors, the Durom Cup Hips caused the socket to separate from the bone instead of fusing with it. When these complaints were filed, Zimmer Holdings placed the blame on surgical techniques, rather than a defect in the device.
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