Revision Surgery After Zimmer Durom Cup
The Zimmer Durom Cup is a hip replacement product used in hip replacement surgeries. The number of reported malfunctions associated with this product has been increasing over the last couple of years. The apparent high rate of failure has caused concern from the manufacturers and most especially from those who use it.
In 2008, Zimmer pulled this product off of the shelves, so to speak. By removing it from the market, the hope seems to be that attention will be diverted away from this faulty product. This brings the question: What has happened here and are those whop suffer as a result of this product entitled to monetary recovery?
Zimmer Durom Cup
The Zimmer Duron Cup was made available in Europe in 2003. It was not until 2006 that it was made available in the States. Since that time there have been over 12,000 implantations of the Durom Cup in the U.S. alone.
So far, it is estimated that 10% of all of these devices have failed and as more failures are reported, the estimated number of future failures increases.
Side Effect Claims
In the instance where the Durom Cup fails, subsequent revision surgeries are required to redo the hip replacement procedure. Zimmer has claimed that the fault of these failures rests on the doctors not on the product itself. This seems strange in perspective. This perspective being that this claim was made after the product was taken out of the market.
If you have suffered because of this product, it is very possible that you may be entitled to monetary recovery. Personal injury attorneys such as Nadrich & Cohen are working diligently to determine who is really at fault here. Keep reading Nadrich & Cohen’s Personal Injury Blog for updates on progress being made around the country on cases against this faulty product.