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Cooper & Elliott Creates Focused Intake Process to Facilitate Claimants Eligible for Zimmer Durom Cup Settlement Program

March 9, 2016 / Chip Cooper

Columbus, Ohio – Ohio personal injury attorneys Cooper & Elliott are pleased to announce the formation of a focused intake process to facilitate claimants eligible for the Zimmer Durom Cup settlement program. This program is designed to make it easier for possible claimants to discuss eligibility for the settlement program created by joint replacement manufacturer, Zimmer.

About the Zimmer Durom Cup Settlement Program

In the early to mid-2000’s, multiple joint replacement and medical device manufacturers (including but not limited to Zimmer) produced metal-on-metal hip replacement implants.  According to court records (1), there have been a significant number of complaints regarding various defects and premature failure of the device.

Zimmer released the Durom Cup hip replacement implant in 2006.  Recipients of the Zimmer Durom Cup have reported a variety of painful health complications related to the product failure—many of which have resulted in implant removal or revision surgery.  A recall of the Zimmer Durom Cup issued in 2008.

Loosening of the device due to boney growth failure, bone loss (necrosis) and metallosis (metal poisoning) are among the problems patients have reported experiencing.

Zimmer became the subject of a substantial number of claims regarding the Durom Cup. For pretrial management purposes, these cases were consolidated into a multi-district litigation.  If a claimant filed a case in federal court in any of the fifty U.S. states, those cases were moved to the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey under the case number 2:09-CV-04414.

On February 11, 2016 the plaintiff’s lead counsel and Zimmer’s defense attorneys announced the negotiation of a settlement program which will allow for more expedient processing for claimants.  While the creation of this settlement program by Zimmer is not an admission of liability for product defects, it is an agreement to streamline the negotiation process for patients with claims.

Prior to the establishment of the settlement program, claimants faced a long road to recovery.  It could take years for Zimmer to address a claim, and some claimants had to file a case and wait for it to move through the court system.  The settlement program streamlines this process for patients who have suffered from Zimmer Durom Cup failures.

Claimants Must Register by April 29th 2016

The attorneys at Cooper & Elliott have created a focused intake procedure to facilitate application for those who may be eligible to participate in the Zimmer Durom Cup settlement program.  The registration deadline for this program is April 29th 2016.

Certain patient cases may contain particular factors or circumstances which could entitle them to a larger sum than that established by the Zimmer settlement agreement.  Please contact a Cooper & Elliott attorney at http://zimmersettlements.com, zimmer@cooperelliot.com or 614.481.6000 to discuss specifics determining eligibility.

Case Numbers and Courts of Record: 

  • 2:09-CV-04414, U.S. District Court for the district of New Jersey

The outcome of any client’s case will depend on the particular legal and factual circumstances of the case.

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