Zimmer Hip Implants In Both Hips Leads To Metallosis For Plaintiff
In a new Zimmer hip implant lawsuit filed in federal court in Newark, New Jersey, husband and wife couple Richard and Bonnie Weiner and have filed a complaint alleging that her defective Zimmer hip Durom Ciup devices caused Bonnie serious complications, including metallosis, which ultimately necessitated surgery to remove the devices in both hips.
According to the complaint, which was filed be a Zimmer hip lawyer on October 24, 2012, plaintiff Bonnie Weiner received her first Zimmer hip implant on June 1, 2007, in her right hip. She then received her second hip implant on November 7, 2007, in her left hip. However, in 2012, the plaintiff had both devices removed at her doctor’s direction, as she was found to have a condition known as metallosis. Metallosis occurs when metal-on-metal device implant components scrape together, causing microscopic metallic components to enter a person’s blood stream. The condition may result in permanent injuries, including pain, swelling, the death of tissue around the joint, the loss of surrounding bone, and other complications.
Zimmer hip implant lawsuit joins hundreds of others
The plaintiffs are seeking relief based on a number of counts, including product liability violations, breach of implied and express warranties, punitive damages and loss of consortium. There are currently hundreds of Zimmer hip lawsuit cases pending in courts across the country. Many of the lawsuit complaints allege similar fact patterns, wherein the plaintiffs each relied on the marketing materials and other representations as to the safety of the Zimmer hip products, only to experience device failure within a few years of receiving the implants.
No Zimmer hip recall
In March 2004, the New York Times published an article noting a high number of complaints associated with the metal-on-metal hip products. That year, British researchers also called to end the sale of such products; however, there has not been a U.S. Food and Drug Administration recall for the devices. In 2011, the FDA received more than 5,000 complaints associated with the devices.
Zimmer hip lawyer may be able to help
Those who have been harmed as a result of the Zimmer Durom Cup may be entitled to compensation for their injuries. As the number of Zimmer hip implant lawsuit claims continues to rise, the device manufacturer may continue to set aside funds to help settle claims stemming from defective devices.