Have you or a loved one suffered a serious injury after being implanted with a Zimmer hip replacement? Are you interested in filing a class action lawsuit against the manufacturers? If so, we can help.
Free Zimmer Hip Class Action Evaluation: If you or a loved one was injured after undergoing surgery with a Zimmer hip implant, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against the manufacturer of the Zimmer hip and we can help.
Zimmer Hip Lawsuit – Legal Claims & Zimmer Response
Manufactured and marketed by Zimmer Holdings, the Durom Cup hip replacement device was intended to provide surgeons and patients with a wider variety of hip implant options while maintaining durability. However, in the years since its release, many recipients of the Zimmer hip reported experiencing adverse health complications.
The Zimmer Durom Cup was found to be prone to loosening, causing hip dislocation in a number of recipients. In numerous cases, defective Zimmer hip implants required revision surgery after the first surgery failed. For some patients, a second revision surgery was required as well. Revision surgeries are costly, time-consuming, and extremely painful. These problems have led many patients around the country to file Zimmer hip lawsuits seeking compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.
Durom Cup Whistleblower Lawsuit
In 2007, the FDA was first alerted to problems with the Zimmer Durom Cup by a former employee of the company. Dr. Larry Dorr, M.D., expressed concerns about a high failure rate that had been associated with the Zimmer hip implant. As more surgeons came forward with cases, Zimmer Holdings denied Dorr’s claims.
Subsequent studies have determined that the Zimmer Durom Cup failed much more often than the company originally claimed. Zimmer insisted that the durability and effectiveness of the Zimmer Durom Cup depended entirely on whether the proper hip replacement surgical technique was used. However, the Zimmer Durom Cup failure rate has been reported to be as high as 6%. This led to a nationwide recall of the Zimmer Durom Cup in July 2008.
About Zimmer Hip Class Actions
Although we are a nationally recognized class action firm, the Medical Device Litigation Group at our law firm has decided against the filing of a Zimmer Hip Class Action, and is currently filing individual claims on behalf of individuals and/or their family members who were injured after being implanted with a Zimmer hip replacement device.
A class action is a type of lawsuit filed with the court on behalf of large group of people or “class” of individuals that have been injured or wronged. The class is represented by the law firm and the case is generally decided upon a single member of the class who is sometimes referred to as the “class representative or class rep.”
Why Our Law Firm Is Filing Individual Lawsuits Opposed To a Class Action
In some instances, a class action may offer some advantages, as they aggregate a large number of individualized claims into one representational lawsuit. The aggregation can increase the efficiency of the legal process, lower the costs of litigation and in some cases offer the solution to a common problem wherein small recoveries do not provide the incentive for any individual or law firm to file an individual lawsuit.
However, a class action suit can also be a detriment to many class members, as they are often forced into a blanket “low ball settlement” and higher attorney fees. At Schmidt & Clark, LLP we understand that our clients are suffering emotionally and economically due to loss of wages and/or high medical bills and we plan to maximize each client’s recovery by filing individual Zimmer Hip Lawsuits on their behalf.
Do I Have a Zimmer Hip Class Action?
The Medical Device Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Zimmer Hip Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new Zimmer hip injury cases in all 50 states.
Free Zimmer Hip Class Action Evaluation: If you or a loved one was injured by a Zimmer hip replacement device, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a Zimmer Hip Suit and we can help.