Hip Replacements

We are now investigating Zimmer Durom Cup lawsuits for people who have been experiencing serious problems with their Zimmer medical devices. Many individuals who have experienced problems (like hip pain symptoms) after a hip implant surgery or total knee replacement may be unaware of the specific type of hip implant or knee implant used.

On July 22, 2008, Zimmer suspended sales of their Zimmer Durom Cup hip implants. Evidence shows that Zimmer's Durom Cup hip implants reached a critical mass far before July 22, 2008.

In April, Lawrence D. Dorr, MD, an orthopedic surgeon who is the medical director of the Dorr Institute for Arthritis Research and Education in California, wrote this about the Zimmer Durom Cup:

This failure rate has occurred within the first two years. In the first year the x-rays looked perfect. We have revised four that did not have any radiolucent lines or migration (and John Moreland revised one). These early cups fooled us, but the symptoms were so classic for a loose implant that we operated the patients. When we hit on the edge of the cup it would just pop free. As time goes by the cups begin developing radiolucent lines. We now have one cup at two years that has actually migrated a short distance. It has tilted into varus. We do not believe the fixation surface is good on these cups. Also there is a circular cutting surface on the periphery of the cup that we believe prevents the cup from fully seating. We stopped using the cup after the first revisions.

Dr. Dorr added to his letter to other doctors a indictment: that Zimmer apparently refused to recall the Zimmer Durom Cup even in the face of the evidence that this product that had only been on the market for two years was failing.

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