A plaintiff from California has sued medical device maker Zimmer Inc. over its Zimmer Durom Cup device. The lawsuit was filed on November 2, 2012 in the U.S. District Court, central District of California by Margret Dayne a resident of California. In the lawsuit the plaintiff and her personal injury lawyer stated, that the plaintiff was implanted with Zimmer Durom Cup on October 24, 2007, however after few years of the implantation she experienced pain and lack of mobility around pelvic region.

The plaintiff had claimed that after the use of the device her quality of life was compromised a lot and that the manufacturer and marketer of the device should be held liable for it. She alleges that the metal-on-metal device caused metallosis and pseudo-tumors and if she was told of the potential risks she wouldn’t have used the device.

The plaintiff and her

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bring multiple counts against the defendant including failure to warn, breach of warranties, negligent and intentional misrepresentation, unjust enrichment, negligence, constructive fraud, and manufacturing and design defect. Asides, the husband of the plaintiff has claimed for the loss of consortium and is seeking for compensatory and punitive damages.

What is Hip Replacement?

Hip replacement is a surgical process in which the natural and defective hip joint of people is replaced by artificial and prosthetic implant. Depending on the need and nature of the patient the implant could be complete or semi. The hip replacement surgery is also prescribed to relieve patients from arthritis pain, fix severe physical joint damage and/or to treat hip fracture. In a total hip replacement surgery both the acetabulum and femoral head of the hip are replaced.

What is Zimmer Hip Durom Cup?

The Zimmer Durom Cup was introduced in United States in 2006. However after the launch patients began complaining about the device for its high failure rate and side effects. Approximately 12,500 patients have been implanted with the device.  The Durom Cup is primarily used in the United States in Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA) surgeries and has been used abroad for hip resurfacings.

What people should do if they have a Defective Zimmer Durom Hip Replacement Cup?

  • Contact and consult a product liability attorney before you go for any further surgery to repair the problems with your Durom cup.
  • Avoid signing Zimmer’s release of liability forms failing which may put you in trouble. Signing a liability form means that in the future you cannot sue Zimmer for your injuries.
  • You can submit your case for evaluation to an efficient and capable law firm by filling out the contact form present on their website
  • There are several additional pre-revision-surgery steps that the law firm may ask co-operate with them in figuring out the real cause.