Last week a Los Angeles jury awarded over $9 million to a man that had received a Zimmer Durom Cup hip implant in 2007 and had to have it removed a little over a year later due to failure of the hip replacement. Hundreds of other cases against the company because of its metal-on-metal hip implant are pending.
The plaintiff claimed that Zimmer was negligent in failing to warn the public about design defects in the Durom Cup hip replacement system which was removed from the US market in 2008.
Zimmer Biomet, which is based in Warsaw, Indiana, is only one of the companies currently being sued because of their hip replacement systems. Others include DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. and Stryker Corp.
DePuy and Stryker Settlement Programs
DePuy which is a unit of Johnson & Johnson, recalled their ASR XL Acetabular Hip Systems and ASR Hip Resurfacing Systems. After settling some of these metal-on-metal hip system [...]