Zimmer Holdings, the nation’s top artificial joint component manufacturer, recently announced that they will begin making the Zimmer Durom hip replacement part, also known as the Zimmer Durom Acetabular Cup, available to the public again. The Zimmer Durom hip replacement part has been unavailable since July 2008 when sales were suspended due to high implant failure rates. The high implant failure rates were caused by the Zimmer Durom Cup’s inability to bond with the host bone, causing the implanted hip replacement part to migrate.

Zimmer indicated that the newly released Durom hip replacement part will only be available to doctors who undergo special internet training. The company continues to face Zimmer Durom hip lawsuits from people who have had their hip replacement fail as a result of the company’s prior failure to provide adequate warnings and instructions to doctors about the surgical techniques required to ensure that the prosthetic hip stays in place.

Zimmer Durom Acetabular Cup

Before suspending sales of the Zimmer Durom Cup, Zimmer allowed approximately 12,000 people in the United States to receive their Durom Cup, even though they knew or should have known that doctors were provided with inadequate warnings and instructions about the surgical techniques required to avoid failure of the hip replacement parts. In fact, Zimmer’s own research data estimates that some doctors experienced hip failure rates as high as 5.7% with the Durom Cup.

Zimmer Durom Hip Lawyers

Our Zimmer Durom hip lawyers are investigating potential lawsuits on behalf of individuals who received a Zimmer Durom hip device and experienced loosening of their hip replacement parts or the need for additional surgery to correct a failed hip replacement.

For months after doctors started reporting Zimmer Durom hip problems, Zimmer ignored safety concerns and refused to conduct a full investigation. While Zimmer is now taking steps in the right direction, the company has allowed thousands of people to be implanted with the Durom Cup without adequately disclosing the risks and necessary surgical techniques.

If you or a loved one has experienced hip replacement problems which you believe may have been caused by a Zimmer Durom hip failure, contact our ZImmer Durom Hip lawyers today for a free and confidential case evaluation.

Published November 17, 2011 by