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On July 24, 2008, nearly three years ago, Zimmer Holdings, the nation’s largest producer of orthopedic devices, announced that it was suspending the sales of an artificial hip implant component due to its high failure rate. The medical device, a hip socket known as the Durom cup, was first sold in the U.S. in 2006 and has been implanted in 12,000 patients.
If you had hip surgery in 2006 through July 2008, and your implant is failing or must be replaced, you should contact your physician’s office. Ask to be sent the page in your medical records which lists the manufacturer of your artificial hip and see if you received the Zimmer Durom Cup.
If you have the Zimmer Durom Cup, then you have a legal claim against Zimmer for the damages caused by the implant. Jones Ward PLC’s attorneys have negotiated settlements for our clients that cover not only their medical bills but also provide for recovery related to the pain and suffering caused by the implant. In some cases, if the settlements are not acceptable, Jones Ward’s experienced product liability team will file a lawsuit.
For more information, feel free to call us or send an email anytime. We normally respond within an hour of receipt.
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