Problems with the Zimmer Durom metal-on-metal hip implant have been swirling for years, and they are the focus of hundreds of lawsuits in federal court.
Zimmer, one of the nation's largest manufacturers of hip implants, is now facing questions about another one of its hip devices -- the Zimmer Trilogy -- along with some of the liners that are used between the ball and acetabular shell.
Several people have taken legal action against Zimmer alleging that they received defective Trilogy components. When a hip like this fails inside the body, the only option is usually a costly and invasive surgery known as revision to rip the device out of the patient's body and replace it with a new one. In one of the Trilogy cases, federal court records in northern Illinois show that Zimmer settled last month with the plaintiff, Mary Jo Ott of , and her Zimmer hip implant lawyer. The settlement came after nearly three years of litigation, and after a judge denied Zimmer's motion for summary judgment. Terms of the deal were not made public.
The attorneys at Jones Ward PLC represent individuals who have been injured by defective hips made by Zimmer, DePuy, Biomet, Stryker, Smith & Nephew and Wright.
If you or a loved one have been injured due to a prosthetic hip implant, call Attorney Alex Davis for a free consultation, or send an email to email@example.com.