9 percent of Durom Cup recipients required hip revision surgery after just 2 years
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) March 08, 2012
The media spotlight is often a double-edged sword. No one knows this better than the people who suffer from Zimmer Durom Cup severe adverse events. And yet, gossip and rumor-mongering aside, the real story here is being overlooked according to Sean Burke of AttorneyOne.
On February 28th 2012, BBC reported that the British Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) advised that patients who have undergone large head metal-on-metal hip replacements should be monitored annually for life. In July 2008 hip replacement components (Zimmer Durom Cup) made by Zimmer Holdings, Inc. were recalled after it was learned that the surgical parts did not work properly, forcing many patients to undergo painful and costly additional surgeries to correct the defect. The Zimmer Durom Cup is an artificial hip component widely used in hip replacement surgeries in the US since 2006.
The suspension of sales was brought on by complaints made by renowned orthopedist Dr. Larry Dorr, who found 9 percent of Durom Cup recipients required hip revision surgery after just 2 years. Since 2006, the Durom cup has been implanted in nearly 13,000 patients. According to the New York Times article published on July 29th 2008, Dr. Dorr first told Zimmer about his concerns with Durom hip replacement cup in early 2008.
On June 9, 2010, the United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation issued an order approving centralization of products liability cases involving the Zimmer Durom Cup hip device. The MDL 2158, D. N.J. was centralized in the District of New Jersey and was assigned to the Honorable Susan D. Wigenton. This litigation consisted of 45 actions.
AttorneyOne.com, a recognized authority on law, can provide helpful advice and simple solutions including how to get in contact with legal counsel so that, in case of Zimmer Durom Cup severe adverse events, someone can easily and inexpensively deal with it. As Mr. Burke, director of Media Relations for AttorneyOne.com, added, “What all this information really illustrates is that threat of severe side effects from Zimmer Durom Cup remains. For that reason, our focus should squarely fall on getting the word out and assisting people in finding the right legal assistance.”
In May 2011 the FDA wrote to about 20 manufacturers of metal-on-metal hip systems to say that it was invoking a rule requiring post-marketing studies in cases where an implant’s failure could have serious consequences. The FDA has decided to place all hip implants into a high risk category.
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