Zimmer Taper Hip Recall Lawyers
Our Zimmer Taper hip recall lawyers are currently investigation dangerous medical device lawsuits on behalf of patients who suffered injury or who will require hip implant revision surgery after being implanted with this recalled device.
While most recent hip implant recalls have been issued to address design flaws in metal-on-metal hips, the Zimmer Taper Femoral Stem and Necks affected by this recall are being quarantined and sent back to the manufacturer because they may be contaminated with an unidentified manufacturing residue. This, according to the FDA, may cause very serious injuries or even death to patients.
FDA Recalls Zimmer M/L Taper Femoral Stem and Neck
On June 8, 2015, the FDA announced a Zimmer M/L Taper Femoral Stem and Neck system recall to immediately ensure that these potentially dangerous devices are made unavailable to the public. This is a Class I recall, which is the most urgent level of action reserved for devices or products for “which there is a reasonable probability that the use of or exposure to a violative product will cause serious adverse health consequences or death.”
In the Zimmer hip recall notice, the FDA discloses that a failure in process monitoring at a Zimmer manufacturing facility caused some hip implants to be contaminated with excess manufacturing residue. While the FDA does not go into detail about the contents of this residue, they do state that implantation with these contaminated hip systems could cause severe and painful allergic reactions, infection, or even the death of a patient.
To date, no injuries have been reported in relation to the recalled Zimmer Taper hip components. Nevertheless, the FDA has already stated that patients who have had these hips implanted may need to have them surgically replaced. Distributors and hospitals known to have purchased these hips were notified of the issue by Zimmer on May 18, and have been instructed to place them in quarantine until they can be returned to the manufacturer for a full refund.
Zimmer Hip Recall Lawsuit Consultations
The recalled Zimmer hips were manufactured between March 31, 2015 and April 20, 2015. If you have recently undergone hip implant surgery and are not sure whether your hip is included in this recall, you are advised to contact your surgeon. Individuals who have been implanted with a recalled Zimmer Taper hip will likely require costly and painful revision surgery and may also suffer additional serious health consequences.
If you or your loved one has been affected by the recent Zimmer hip recall you could be owed substantial compensation for suffering, medical expenses, and other damages. To learn more about your rights and how an experienced representative of our dangerous products law firm can protect them, please contact a Zimmer hip recall lawyer today to schedule your free consultation.