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Zimmer Hip Replacement Lawsuit Moved to New Jersey MDL

Shay Morrigan | December 21st, 2011

Plaintiff Mahmoud Nouri, together with his Zimmer hip lawyer, recently filed a Zimmer hip replacement lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas. In his complaint, Nouri claims that he underwent a total right hip replacement on September 18, 2007, when he was implanted with the Zimmer Durom Cup artificial hip device.

About 14 months later, he began experiencing problems and pain, and in January 2011, he went through revision surgery.

Zimmer hip replacement lawsuit in MDL

In December 2011, Nouri’s Zimmer hip replacement lawsuit was dismissed without prejudice.  The case was soon moved to New Jersey to become part of the multidistrict litigation (MDL) in New Jersey District Court. Pre-trial coordination for Zimmer Hip MDL is managed by Magistrate Judge Madeline Cox Arleo.

Was the Durom Cup subject to a Zimmer hip implant recall?

The plaintiff’s Zimmer hip replacement lawsuit cites two main reasons for why the allegedly “defective” Durom Cup implant dislocated to such an extent that plaintiff Nouri required revision surgery to replace it: 1) the metal-on-metal design can cause metallic ion debris to be deposited into tissues and the blood stream, and 2) the Durom cup allegedly fails to properly bond with the patient’s bone.

Zimmer did temporarily suspend sales for three months in 2008 while it conducted a review of the Durom Cup, but it did not implement a Zimmer hip implant recall at that time, nor has it since. Instead, after the review, the company asserted that it found no evidence of a design flaw, and re-released the product on the market with updated surgical instructions.

Zimmer hip replacement lawsuit brought by Zimmer hip lawyer

Nouri’s Zimmer hip replacement lawsuit claims that after being implanted with the Durom Cup, the plaintiff’s implant “continued to deteriorate, with dramatically increasing intensity in the late fall of 2009.”

In December of 2009, the plaintiff and his Zimmer hip lawyer claim that he went to his doctor and could not even move his leg because of extreme pain. The doctor recommended revision surgery, and after replacing the Durom Cup with a different artificial hip device, allegedly noted in his operation report that the Durom Cup was defective.

Nouri’ s Zimmer hip replacement lawsuit asserts that the plaintiff continued to experience pain and debilitating physical impairment. According to Nouri’s Zimmer hip lawyer, because he overcompensated to put more weight and pressure on his other hip, which had been previously replaced with a non-Durom Cup implant, he will be forced to go through a second revision of that hip as well.