Zimmer Durom Cup
The human hip joint is one of the most remarkable achievements of evolution. It consists of two components: the “ball” at the top of the femur, and the “socket,” a recessed area of the pelvis. The ball fits into the socket in such a way that it is secured in place but still has a wide range of movement.
But hip joints, as remarkable as they are, can deteriorate after years of use. Bone can wear away when it rubs against bone.
It’s no surprise that the basic design of all artificial hip devices mimics that of an actual human hip. All hip replacement devices work on the ball-and-socket principle. When they’re made well and installed correctly, hip replacement devices afford a range of movement that differs little from that of a human hip.
But hip replacement devices, as remarkable as they are, can deteriorate, too – sometimes, after only a few weeks or months of use. Just as bone can wear away when it rubs against bone, so can the metal components of hip replacement devices wear away when they rub against other metal components.
Sometimes, depending on the condition of the hip that’s being replaced, only a portion of a hip replacement will be surgically implanted. If only the “cup” or “socket” – the recessed portion of the pelvis – needs replacing, then it’s possible to replace only that portion of the hip joint.
The Zimmer Durom Cup is a partial hip replacement: it replaces only the portion of the pelvis that receives the “ball” joint from the top of the femur.
But even partial hip replacements can be complete and total failures.
The Zimmer Durom Cup was designed for younger, “active” people who happened to require hip replacement. Yet, in many cases, it has rendered those people less active than they were before.
Zimmer Durom Cups are notorious for failing. That’s because their manufacturer gave faulty implantation instructions to orthopedic surgeons.
Yup – the maker of the Durom Cup could not adequately convey to doctors how to install the device – but they released it onto the market, anyway.
Around 12,000 people were implanted with Zimmer Durom Cups. A great many of them have suffered from debilitating pain and a loosening of the implant. Some of them have had to undergo “revision surgery” – a corrective operation to undo the damage caused by the device.
At TheLawFirm.com, we believe that negligence like this should not go unpunished, especially when people’s lives and health have been so negatively affected.
If you’ve had a partial hip replacement that involved the surgical implantation of the Zimmer Durom Cup, you may be entitled to significant financial compensation.
If you’re interested in filing a lawsuit to protect your health and regain the independence that you lost in having a Zimmer Durom Cup implanted, contact TheLawFirm.com right away.
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