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Zimmer Hip Replacement Lawsuit Filed by Wright & Schulte on Behalf of Woman Who Needed Risky Revision Surgery Allegedly Due to Defective Design of Zimmer Durom Cup
Date:10/20/2013

08/07/24/business/24hip.html?_r=0 July 2008]

As patient complaints began accumulating, a world-renowned orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Lawrence Dorr, conducted his own research into the failure rates of Zimmer Durom Cups and other hip implant devices. The results of this study, which was conducted at The Arthritis Institute at Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles, were published in 2010 and found that approximately 23 percent of the patients involved in the study had experienced failure of their Durom Cup and that an additional 19 percent of patients displayed signs of impending Durom Cup failure. At the time of publishing these results, Dr. Dorr had warned Zimmer of these significant Durom Cup failure rates, as the company had previously publicized a Durom Cup failure rate of 5.7 percent. Additionally, Dr. Door attributed such a high rate of failure to the fact that the Durom Cup was separating from (rather than fusing to) hip bones. [ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3018189/ September 2010]

Despite the compelling finds of Dr. Dorr’s research, to date, Zimmer has not issued a recall on its Durom Cup hip implants, nor has the company admitted to the increased risk of failure that these devices reportedly carry. Instead, as the complaint alleges, Zimmer continues to blame Durom Cup failures on the surgical methods used to implant the device, rather than defects with the design of the device.

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