Hip replacement lawsuit filed by patient with Zimmer Durom hip implant

Francoie Stephens has filed a federal lawsuit against the makers of the Zimmer Durom hip replacement, Zimmer Holdings. Zimmer Holdings is the largest producer of orthopedic devices. In 2008, Zimmer announced that they were no longer selling the Durom cup due to a high failure rate.

Stephens said he was unaware of the problems with the Durom hip replacements until he saw a TV ad providing information regarding problems associated with the DePuy hip implant. The DePuy hip implant was recalled in 2010 after it was determined that it had a high failure rate.

Stephens had to have his artificial hip replaced after he started having problems with the hip implant including higher than normal cobalt and chromium levels which could indicate a condition called metallosis.

Stephens accuses Zimmer of not informing patients of the problems with the hip device and for negligently designing, manufacturing and marketing a defective medical device.

Stephens product liability lawsuit seeks damages for pain and suffering, medical expenses, loss of enjoyment of life, disability, physical distress and injury, emotional distress and injury, punitive damages, court costs and interests.

For more information, see Case No. 2:11-cv-01466 in U.S. District Court.

This information is provided by Washington Injury Attorney blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We are a product liability law firm and we represent people who have been seriously injured due to defective hip implants.

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