Issue: Defective metal Durom Cup hip implant
Result: Confidential settlements
The Zimmer Durom Cup Metal Hip Implant
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.
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.
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.