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Appeal Court Upholds Zimmer Durom Cup Hip Implant Class Action

Appeal Court Upholds Zimmer Durom  Cup Hip Implant Class Action January 25, 2013. By LAS Staff Writer.
Vancouver, BC (Press Release) “Today, the British Columbia Court of Appeal upheld certification of the Zimmer Durom Cup hip implant class action. Approximately 5,000 Durom acetabular hip implants or “Durom Cups” were sold in Canada between 2005 and 2011. So far, more than 60 Canadians have come forward to participate in the national class action.
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Widow Launches Zimmer Hip Lawsuit

Widow Launches Zimmer Hip Lawsuit February 29, 2012. By Gordon Gibb.
Akron, OH The image is unsettling: the ghostly X-ray of an artificial hip, with the cup still mounted in place to the bone, and the prosthetic ball grossly dislocated and floating well above and beyond where it should have been. The pain and debilitation to the patient, needless to say, is palpable. Little wonder that both studies and prevailing opinion suggest that new-age artificial hips, such as the Zimmer hip, are not all they're cracked up to be.
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Zimmer Inc. Earns Profit despite Costs of Zimmer Hip Lawsuits

Zimmer Inc. Earns Profit despite Costs of Zimmer Hip Lawsuits January 31, 2012. By Gordon Gibb.
Warsaw, IN While there may still be Americans walking around (if they can even walk) with a problematic Zimmer hip, the company that makes the allegedly defective product appeared to have a banner year in 2011, according to a recent Associated Press (AP) report.
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Will Proposed Legislation Help or Hinder Zimmer Hip Patients?

Will Proposed Legislation Help or Hinder Zimmer Hip Patients? December 25, 2011. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC A new Senate bill proposed by a small handful of legislators attempts to improve oversight and the tracking of potentially problematic medical devices after they have been surgically implanted in patients. Zimmer hip implant is one of the devices the legislators had in mind when the Bill was crafted.
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Grandfather's Zimmer Hip Implant Was "Killing Him"

Grandfather's Zimmer Hip Implant Was "Killing Him" November 15, 2011. By Jane Mundy.
Livingston, MT Carrie says that her grandfather suffered years of pain after getting a Zimmer Hip implant, and that he was much worse off after his hip replacement. Even revision surgery didn't help—perhaps irreparable damage was already done.
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Analysts Lower Forecasts for Zimmer Inc. Due to Dropping Demand for Hip Replacements

Analysts Lower Forecasts for Zimmer Inc. Due to Dropping Demand for Hip Replacements October 18, 2011. By Charles Benson.
Boston, MA Analysts at Leerink Swann have lowered their sales and earnings forecasts for Zimmer Inc. due to their reported drop in demand for the hip replacements that are made by this company, according to Mass Device.
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Zimmer Hips—Complaints Surpassing Implants?

Zimmer Hips—Complaints Surpassing Implants? September 4, 2011. By Jane Mundy.
Grinnell, KS Hip replacements are one of the most common procedures in the US and metal-on-metal (MoM) Zimmer hips are amongst the most widely used of hip implants. Zimmer Holdings also has a large share of complaints, according to the FDA, and with those complaints come Zimmer Hip lawsuits.
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Zimmer Hip: "I Don't Blame My Orthopedic Surgeon"

Zimmer Hip: "I Don't Blame My Orthopedic Surgeon" August 4, 2011. By Jane Mundy.
Lancaster, PA "It took me some time to decide whether to go ahead with a Zimmer Hip Replacement lawsuit because I'm not the litigious kind, but this Zimmer company is different," says Patricia. "My doctor has at least 20 years experience with hip and knee replacement surgery and he is very competent, so I blame the manufacturer for its defective device."
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Zimmer Inc. Sees Profit Boost Despite Defective Hip Replacements

Zimmer Inc. Sees Profit Boost Despite Defective Hip Replacements July 28, 2011. By Charles Benson.
New York, NY Zimmer Inc.'s second-quarter earnings increased 23 percent as the manufacturer of orthopaedic devices said it received a boost from international sales, despite ongoing litigation over its defective hip replacements.
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Zimmer Hip—Constant Pain and Oxycontin

Zimmer Hip—Constant Pain and Oxycontin July 15, 2011. By Jane Mundy.
Renton, WA Suchendra says he had a Zimmer Hip Replacement in August 2009 and he has been in pain ever since. “I have constant pain in my thigh and groin pain, including the hip itself and even pain down into my knee,” says Suchendra. “I went back to my orthopedic surgeon and he just said it takes time to heal, maybe a few years. That doesn’t sound right to me."
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