HAVE YOU BEEN INJURED BY DUROM HIP IMPLANT AND NEED A REPLACEMENT? SAN FRANCISCO PERSONAL INJURY PRODUCT LIABILITY LAWYERS CAN HELPMarch 16, 2010
When companies release new products, it is usually after a long line of testing and trial runs that the product is marketed to the public. These trials and tests are used to make sure that all of the glitches are out of the product, and that the public can safely use the products. If there are side effects to the medication, or problems that can occur with the specific product, the company will usually include a warning so that the consumers can know of the dangers involved in the product. In cases of product liability in the medical field, doctors are usually also informed of the side effects and dangers so that they can warn their patients of the problems.
The Durom Cup Hip Replacement was introduced to the public in 2006 as a new type of hip implant that bonds to the bone, and does not require screws or other adhesives. Between 2006 and 2008, over 13,000 people were implanted with the hip replacement. However, in 2008, problems began to arise in patients with the implants. These implants seemed to have shifted from their places, which caused pain and discomfort with the patients. The company, Zimmer, which manufactures the implant, was made aware of the problem in 2007 but did not conduct an investigation until 2008, and did not pull the product out until that year as well.
Hip replacement surgeries may cost thousands of dollars, and even more money for patients who have to replace their implants. These patients also have to deal with the pain and suffering that the original implants have caused them as well as the costs of the additional health care and therapy that the implants may require. Call the lawyers of The Rudman Law Firm, APC in order to find out your rights in a situation like this. You can reach one of our experienced attorneys at 1-800-252-9776 (1-800-ALAWPRO), so call us now. Go to www.alawpro.com to read more about the Durom Cup hip implants, and to learn more about our firm.