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Multi-District Litigation Allows Zimmer Durom Lawsuits to Proceed

2006 marked, what was to be considered, the genesis of Zimmer’s next generation total joint replacement systems. The company introduced the Zimmer Durom Cup hip replacement system to the U.S. market as a revolutionary piece of equipment intended as the next step in orthopedic solutions. However, the device became synonymous with faulty components that inevitably lead to high failure rates in many patients. Unfortunately, many recipients who became the subject of extreme pain and suffering had the misfortune of having to undergo costly and painful revision surgery. Due to the severity of their side effects, many patients filed Zimmer Durom hip replacement lawsuits.

The defective hip replacement devices that have injured so many, are now responsible for an unprecedented amount of Zimmer Durom lawsuits being filed in federal courts. As a result, all Zimmer Durom hip replacement lawsuits were consolidated last year as part of a multi-district litigation in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. Individual discovery and proceedings on litigation was halted while both sides proceeded with settlement talks. However, cases are now being set in motion because Zimmer has been forced by the courts to respond to the festering complaints in numerous cases where mediation has occurred with no sign of settling in sight.

In an attempt to aid in the process of moving settlement negotiations forward, U.S. Magistrate Judge Madeline Cox Arleo granted defendants more time to respond to complaints that were filed and later halted for any outstanding discovery proceedings. However, in her most recent action, Judge Arleo lifted the stay on many Zimmer Durom Cup lawsuits, which allowed the parties to begin the exchange of information that was needed to prepare the cases for a trial. These recent actions were implemented so that Zimmer Durom hip replacement lawsuits could continue moving forward in multi-district litigation.

The Zimmer Durom hip replacement lawsuits come at no surprise to the healthcare community. By Zimmer’s own estimations, 5.7 percent of doctors experienced failure rates in the 12,000 individuals who had received a Zimmer Durom hip Cup replacement system in 2008. As a result of these staggering statistics, a temporary recall was initiated that same year in order ensure that doctors were properly trained on the surgical techniques needed to implant the artificial hip correctly.

Do I Have A Zimmer Durom Hip Replacement Lawsuit?

The trial lawyers at The Senators (Ret.) Firm, LLP have decades of experience navigating through complex legislative and regulatory issues and litigating high stakes cases all over the nation. Our law firm focuses on the representation of plaintiffs in Zimmer Durom hip replacement lawsuits. We are currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.

If you or a loved one has been injured after receiving a Zimmer Durom hip replacement, you may be entitled to financial compensation by filing a Zimmer Durom hip replacement lawsuit. For a free case review, please click the link below or call toll free 24 hrs/day 1-800-773-0849.

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