The Zimmer Durom Cup, also known as Zimmer Durom Acetabular component, was introduced in the U.S. in 2006 and meant to be an improvement over traditional hip replacement components. Instead of using screws, cement or epoxy to secure the Cup, the Cup was intended to bond to the patient’s hip socket as bone grows into the device’s shell.
However, almost as soon as the Durom Cup was introduced, problems with the hip replacement components began. Rather than being an improvement over previous hip replacement components, the Cup has been linked to serious problems, including excruciating pain requiring additional hip replacement surgery. Often, the bone doesn’t grow into the device correctly and the metal socket loosens and separates, grinding against the bone as it moves.
As a result, lawsuits against Zimmer Holdings, Inc. are on the rise. These lawsuits allege both that the hip replacement system is defective and that Zimmer failed to provide adequately warning or instructions about the proper use and the proper techniques for implantation.
Despite a brief suspension of the sale of the Zimmer Durom cup in 2008, Zimmer continues to manufacturer and sell these components and remains a dominant force in the hip replacement market.
As dedicated medical device attorney who has also had a defective medical device (Zimmer Durom cup) used in his own hip replacement, Stephen Csengeri believes Zimmer should remove these dangerous products from the market. After Stephen Csengeri’s own hip replacement, he made the first claim against Zimmer for their defective Durom cup and negotiated the very first settlement for his own claim.
Since 2008, he has continued to represent victims of Zimmer Durom cup throughout the United States. He has forced Zimmer to pay compensation to his clients for the suffering they have endured from this defective hip implant.
If you or a loved one has experience discomfort or pain after undergoing a total hip replacement surgery, please contact our firm for a free consultation.
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