Personal Injury

Zimmer Hip Replacement Recall

Issue: Defective metal Durom Cup hip implant
Result: Confidential settlements
Year: 2012

Zimmer Durom Cup Metal Hip

First sold in the U.S. in 2006, Zimmer marketed its ‘metal-on-metal’ Durom Cup implant as providing a greater range of motion and less wear than traditional hip replacement components. More than 12,000 patients received the Durom Cup. However, in July 2008, Zimmer suspended sales of the Durom hip implant.

Zimmer Metal Hip Recall Lawyers

Lieff Cabraser served as Co-Liasion Counsel for patients nationwide injured by the defective Durom Cup manufactured by Zimmer Holdings. Our law firm has been recognized by U.S. News, Best Lawyers, and the National Law Journal as one of the top plaintiffs’ law firms in the nation. Please contact us by completing the contact form below or calling us toll-free at 1-800-541-7358.

Zimmer Hip Lawsuits and Settlements

In lawsuits filed against Zimmer, patients charged that the Durom Cup was defective as friction from the metal-on-metal components caused microscopic metal shavings to be released into the surrounding blood and tissue. Many patients developed “metallosis,” an inflammatory reaction to the elevated metals in the tissue and blood. As a result, the hip implant failed prematurely and patients were compelled to undergo painful revision surgery to replace the Zimmer hip.

In 2011 and 2012, numerous patients represented by Lieff Cabraser settled their cases with Zimmer on favorable, confidential terms. As of 2015, we continue to represent clients injured by Zimmer Durom hip implants.


Trademark Information

The Durom Cup TM is a trademark of Zimmer Holdings and is used for informational and product identification purposes only. Lieff Cabraser is not affiliated with Zimmer Holdings, and nothing on this website is authorized or approved by Zimmer Holdings.