Zimmer Hip Replacement Lawsuits
Zimmer Announces Several Recalls Regarding Certain Hip Products
In August 2010, Zimmer Inc issued a recall of certain models of its VerSys metal femoral head due to sizing irregularities on packaging. In June of 2015, the company initiated a voluntary recall of its M/L Taper with Kinectiv Technology hip prosthesis. The recall was due to higher than allowed cytotoxicity levels found with the product. Another recall for Zimmer’s M/L Taper Hip Prosthesis was announced in March 2018 due to further sizing irregularities in some packaging. Patients who were implanted with these Zimmer Products and had to endure a revision surgery should call our firm today.
Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Side Effects
It has been reported that metal-on-metal hip replacements have the highest failure rate and fail at a rate of over 10%; meaning that many patients will need to endure costly and painful revision surgery.
In addition to device failure, metal-on-metal hip replacements can causes metal ions to enter into bloodstream and create a condition called metallosis. Because these devices are made from a blend of several different metals, they can release metal particles into the blood stream and surrounding tissue when the metal parts rub against each other. A buildup of this type of metal in the body can be toxic, leading to serious complications affecting the nervous system, skin and other organs. Symptoms of metallosis can include:
- General hypersensitivity reaction (skin rash)
- Neurological changes including sensory changes (auditory, or visual impairments)
- Psychological status change (including depression or cognitive impairment)
- Renal function impairment
- Thyroid dysfunction (including neck discomfort, fatigue, weight gain or feeling cold)
Other people have experienced pain, swelling, and joint dislocation. If you have a metal-on-metal hip implant and have experienced any of the side effects mentioned above or below, please call our firm:
- Implant Failure
- Revision Surgery
- Elevated levels of cobalt and/or chromium in the blood
- Diagnosis of metallosis
- Loosening of the device
AFFECTED BY A ZIMMER HIP?
Zimmer Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Models
- Zimmer M/L Taper
- Zimmer *M/L Taper with Kinectiv Technology
- Zimmer Versys (non-ceramic)
Are You Eligible for a Zimmer Metal Hip Replacement Lawsuit?
The Feeney Law Firm is committed to seeking justice for those affected by metal hip replacements. Fighting to keep people safe from corporate greed and self-interest is our passion. We are here to help make that process as simple as possible for you and your family. Call us now at 1-800-710-3121 for a FREE consultation. Don’t wait; your time to file a metal hip replacement lawsuit may be limited.