Zimmer Hip Lawsuit
Filing a Zimmer hip lawsuit can offer financial relief to individuals who have suffered physical and emotional hardships as a result of using a Zimmer hip implant device. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the Zimmer Durom Cup for use in March 2006. In 2008, Zimmer suspended sales of the device to investigate reports of hip replacement problems. Three months later, they returned the implant to the market, contending that it was not defective.
Although the company did not issue a recall, some Durom Cup recipients have filed suit in an effort to obtain compensation for physical hardships incurred as a result of the allegedly flawed device.
In response to numerous pending lawsuits, the device manufacturer set aside millions of dollars in a settlement fund in 2010. In 2011, the FDA received more than 5,000 complaints related to all-metal implants, a category that includes the Durom Cup.
Who can file a Zimmer hip claim?
You may be eligible to file a lawsuit if you have experienced some of the following Zimmer hip complications:
- Loosening of the device
- Zimmer hip revision surgery
- Dislocation of the device
- Death of tissue and hip joint
- Bone loss
Zimmer hip legal consultation
An experienced Zimmer hip lawyer can evaluate your unique situation and help determine if a lawsuit is a viable option. During the evaluation, the lawyer will ask questions regarding your pain and injuries. These questions may include:
- When did you receive your Zimmer hip implant device?
- Which device did you receive?
- What complications did you experience, and when did they occur?
- When did a physician diagnosis the condition as being related to your artificial hip?
Compensation for Zimmer hip side effects
Complications resulting from a Zimmer hip that fails to work as it should may lead to financial, emotional and physical hardships. If you’ve experienced such hardship as a result of using a Zimmer hip device, you may be entitled to compensation for:
- Medical expenses (past, present and future)
- Pain and suffering
- Lost income and earning capacity
- Emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Adding to the hardship of implant failure for elderly patients in need of revision surgery is the fact that many individuals are on blood thinners for health reasons. These individuals may not be able to receive revision unless they are able to come off the medication. Complications from gastrointestinal and internal bleeding prevent serious obstacles in these cases.
Filing a Zimmer hip implant lawsuit
An experienced Zimmer hip lawyer can help determine if your Zimmer hip revision surgery or other problems warrant litigation. He or she can explain complex issues involving statue of limitations considerations, and help decide whether or not it is best to file a case in federal multidistrict litigation or in state court.
Call today for a free case evaluation.