Did You Have a Zimmer Hip Implant?
Did you have a Zimmer Hip Replacement done between 2006 and 2008? For some patients, the Zimmer Durom Cups have broken away from the hipbone causing loose socket problems as well as generating a dislodged femur head creating Zimmer Hip Problems. You should know that Zimmer suspended all marketing and distributing of the Durom Cup hip replacement device in the U.S. on July 24, 2008. This is due to a high failure rate because of defective materials. Although Zimmer denies that their product is defective, they have admitted that some patients may require a second implant surgery due to pain and possible loosening of the Durom Cup. If you have experienced Zimmer Hip Problems you should contact a Zimmer Hip Lawyer to find out what your legal rights are. Healthcare providers are concerned that there may be hundreds of patients affected by Zimmer Hip Problems.
Symptoms of Zimmer Hip Problems involve constant hip pain that carriers into the buttock area. It is normal to have some pain after surgery but the pain that is being reported carries on years after hip implantation. Has your hip implant become loose or has it broken? You need to contact your orthopedic surgeon to find out and also to find out what implant you were given. If you require a second surgery, you need to tell your doctor to save the original implant as evidence of failure. Do not send the implant back to Zimmer, as you will need your old device to support a potential Zimmer lawsuit. Make sure to contact a Zimmer Hip Lawyer to learn more about your rights.
Many Zimmer Durom lawsuits have been filed. In April of 2009, 42 individuals filed lawsuits in Illinois stating that they had suffered serious pain and had to seek medical attention because of Zimmer hip replacement therapy. More lawsuits have been issued throughout the U.S. indicating that Zimmer failed to do adequate testing on their implants and did not relay this information to Doctors and consumers. Zimmer ignored complaints from physicians and patients believing the problem to be with surgeons not performing the surgeries properly. More than 12,000 patients have received faulty Durom Cup systems. The estimated failure rate is around 5.7% but may actually be higher as more information becomes available. Contact a Zimmer Hip Lawyer if you are having Zimmer Hip Problems.
Have you Experienced Problems with your Zimmer Hip Cup?
Zimmer, as of January 2009, has set aside more than $69 million to cover potential lawsuits. In general, a hip replacement therapy should not fail within eight years after surgery. If you experience Zimmer Hip Problems you may have to have a second surgery to replace the original implant. This is an indication that your implant or surgical procedure was defective and you need to seek not only medical attention but contact a Zimmer Hip Lawyer. A hip replacement procedure should last you from 15 to 30 years as based on medical data. If this is not the case, make sure you contact your orthopedic surgeon immediately and go from there. Make sure to keep yourself informed about Zimmer Hip Problems as that is your best line of defense and don’t be afraid to seek help when you need it.
If you have experienced Zimmer Hip Problems such as a Durom Cup loosening or prosthetic fracture, you may be entitled to financial compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages and medical expenses. You should contact a Zimmer Hip Lawyer to see what your legal rights are. Zimmer hip lawsuits are currently being filed across the country.
You May be entitled to Compensation, so act now.
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of Zimmer Hip Implant, contact us now to speak with our qualified professionals about possible compensation. Call us now at 877-222-7069 or use the contact form for a free case review.
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