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Man Awarded $9.1M For Defective Zimmer Hip Implant

Update On Hip Replacement Litigation
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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 [...]


You may need a Zimmer Hip Replacement Lawyer

Many patients treated with a Zimmer hip replacement are contacting a lawyer to see if they may have a claim for compensation.

The British Medical Journal (BMJ) along with BBC Newsnight recently published their results from an investigation on metal-on-metal implants such as the Zimmer hip replacement. The metal-on-metal Zimmer hip replacement may have exposed thousands of patients to toxic compounds due to their chromium-cobalt alloy. The grinding of the metal parts of the Zimmer hip replacement system can create metal debris and release toxic ions in the bloodstream. This can lead to damage to the surrounding tissue, muscles and bones in the hip area. There is some concern that the metal poisoning might also raise the risk of developing cancer or altering the patient’s own DNA.

The report stated that the manufacturers of the metal-on-metal hip implants, including Zimmer hip replacement systems and DePuy’s [...]

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