Zimmer Durom Hip Recall
From 2006 through 2008, approximately 13,000 Zimmer Durom Prosthetic Hip devices were implanted in patients in the United States. In July of 2008, Zimmer suspended sales of these devices amid outcries from patients and orthopedic surgeons that the hips were failing at alarmingly high rates. Many patients who received the Durom Hip had to undergo additional revision surgeries within the first two years of their original hip replacement surgery.
The Zimmer Durom Hip is a metal-on-metal (MoM) hip device, one of many that has been scrutinized by the FDA in recent months. In fact, the FDA recently established a website to explain the difficulties experienced by patients implanted with metal-on-metal hip replacements.
Reportedly, the main problem with the Zimmer Durom Hip is that its acetabular cup has a tendency to dislocate, causing extreme pain and requiring corrective surgeries.
Symptoms of Hip Replacement Failure Include:
- groin or hip pain
- stiffness or swelling in the hip
- clicking or clunking noise
- increased thigh pain
- significant pain when rising to stand or walk
- significant pain with weight bearing
- increased need for cain or crutch
- inability to exert resistance in straight raised leg test
What to do if you have a recalled hip device
If you have undergone a hip replacement surgery and suspect your surgeon may have used the Zimmer Durom HIp device, DePuy Acetabular device or another recalled MoM hip replacement, you may be entitled to financial compensation for future revision surgeries, as well as any income loss or pain and suffering you have experienced due to the failure of your device. The first thing to do is to contact your surgeon and request a copy of your operative report, including a device record from the original replacement surgery. If you have trouble locating these documents or do not know where to begin, our staff can help you obtain your medical records to assess which device was used in your surgery.
Contact a Medical Device Recall Lawyer
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