Zimmer Holdings, Inc., initiated a hip implant recall in July 2008 after it was determined that the surgical parts did not work properly, forcing many patients to undergo painful and costly additional surgeries to correct the defect.
The Durom Cup, a Zimmer hip replacement implant, is made of cobalt-chromium alloy from a single piece of material. More than 13,000 people nationwide have received the Zimmer hip implant, and experts estimate that between 5% and 8% of these cups are defective, and therefore subject to this hip implant recall.
The defective products included in this hip recall fail to bond properly with the existing bone structure, and begin to loosen, separate, and painfully grind against the bone as they move. The years in question for Zimmer hip implants with possible problems are from 2006 to 2008.
Zimmer hip implant failure symptoms include:
The Zimmer Durom Cup has been available internationally since 2003, and sold in the United States since 2006. If your hip surgery was performed prior to 2003, you are not affected by this hip recall.
If your hip surgery occurred after 2003, you may need to speak with your orthopedic surgeon or the hospital where you had your surgery find out whether you are affected by the Zimmer hip recall. Note that it may take time for the information about your surgery to be found.
For privacy reasons, your orthopedic surgeon or the hospital where your surgery took place may ask you to request this information in person.
If you are a resident of Oklahoma City, Tulsa, or any other city in Oklahoma, and you are affected by this hip recall, it’s possible you may be entitled to compensation. Contact one of our hip replacement recall attorneys today for a free consultation. You may fill out our contact us form, or call us toll free at (877) 917-5250.
The Zimmer hip recall is taking place nationwide. Even if you don’t live in Oklahoma, we can still help you if you live in any of these states:
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
If you don’t have a Zimmer hip, please be aware that other manufacturers of hip replacement products have also begun recalls, or have received patient reports of hip replacement problems stemming from their products. Please check the rest of our hip replacement pages to learn more about current hip recalls: