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Zimmer Durom Hip Replacement

The New York Times recently reported that Zimmer Holdings the largest manufacturer of surgical devices in the United States stopped sales of the Zimmer Durom hip replacement cap. Zimmer stopped sales because orthopedic surgeons who had implanted the cap in patients were finding that the cap was failing and causing patient more pain and problems after hip replacement.  However, Zimmer had been warned a year earlier by one of its highly paid consultants a Los Angeles surgeon Lawrence Dorr that the Durom cap should be recalled because it was crippling patients.  Zimmer refused and continued to sell the cup.  So Dr. Dorr went public and warned his other orthopedic surgeons who were members of the American Association of Hip and Knees Surgeons.  Finally Zimmer stopped selling the Durom cap.

Certainly there are people right here in Pittsburgh who had a Zimmer Durom cap implanted after Zimmer was aware that the cap was failing at an alarming rate and hurting people. This is just another example of a manufacturer who puts profits ahead of patient safety.  Because Zimmer and other medical device manufacturers continue to put products on the market that are defective and dangerous people who are injured by these medical devices and products need lawyers who can help them get the compensation they deserve.  At Berger & Lagnese we have represented people who have been injured as a result of a defective medical device and other defective products.  Often lawsuits are the only way to get companies to stop manufacturing unsafe products or medical devices.

If you believe you have been injured by a defective product or medical device, please call us directly at 412-471-4300 or click here.