The Zimmer Durom Cup recall occurred on July 24, 2008, when Zimmer Zimmer Durom Hip Replacement Part Holdings, the country’s largest artificial joint component manufacturer, announced that it was temporarily suspending Durom Cup sales. The recall was issued because Durom Cup was failing within 2 years after hip replacement surgery in numerous patients. The high implant failure rates that led to the recall were caused by the Zimmer Durom Cup’s inability to bond with the host bone, causing the implanted hip replacement part to migrate.

The problem with the Durom Cup first surfaced in April 2008 when Dr. Lawrence Dorr, an orthopedic surgeon in Los Angeles, California, publicly warned other orthopedists that his patients were experiencing high Durom Cup failure rates. At that time, Zimmer said it would start an investigation, but it declined to recall the Durom Cup. Zimmer continued selling the Durom Cup until July 2008 when it issued a recall notice temporarily suspending U.S. sales.

After the Durom Cup recall, Zimmer continued to deny that the Durom Cup is defective. However, Zimmer acknowledged that some patients who received the recalled hip replacement part may require revision surgery in a letter to orthopedic surgeons dated July 22, 2008

Zimmer Durom Cup Recall Lawyers

Before issuing the Durom Cup recall, Zimmer allowed approximately 12,000 people in the United States to receive the Durom Cup, even though Zimmer 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.

If you or a loved one were injured by a recalled Zimmer Durom Cup, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries by pursuing a Zimmer Hip lawsuit. Our experienced Durom Cup recall lawyers can help you seek compensation for your injuries by filing a personal injury lawsuit on your behalf. With a personal injury lawsuit, our Durom Cup recall lawyers may be able to help you collect compensation for:

  • medical bills
  • pain and suffering
  • lost income
  • and more

If you or a loved one suffered hip replacement surgery failure due to a problem with the Durom Cup hip implant, contact us today for a free and confidential case evaluation from one of our experienced Durom Cup recall lawyers.

Published November 17, 2011 by