Zimmer Shoulder Lawsuit
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Claims have been filed against Zimmer Biomet because their Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder Humeral implant has been failing at a rate higher than the company expected or reported to the public.
On December 20th, 2016, Zimmer instituted a Class I recall of one of its most popular shoulder implant devices, the Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder. A Class I recall is used when there is a reasonable probability that the product will cause serious adverse health consequences or death.
The recall was made after the Zimmer Biomet shoulder implant was found to fracture at rates higher than expected. These fractures may cause device breakage, separation, severe pain, the loss of shoulder function, need for replacement surgery, infection or even death.
What Is A Zimmer Reverse Shoulder?
The Zimmer Biomet Reverse Shoulder implant is a medical device that is intended to help restore a patient’s arm movement. This device reverses the normal anatomy of the shoulder, putting the ball on the shoulder blade and socket on the upper arm, in order to allow the deltoid muscle to control the arm.
The company claims the device is especially helpful for patients who suffered a rotator cuff tear (cuff tear arthropathy).
Patients are reporting that these devices have been failing, resulting in the fractures which lead to revision surgeries. The failures also can result in further loss of shoulder function, infections, and even death.
The specific implant subject to the recall is the Zimmer Biomet Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder System Humeral Tray Model 115340, which was manufactured between August 2008 and September 2011 and distributed between October 2008 and September 2015.
About Zimmer Biomet
Zimmer Biomet is the second-largest medical device manufacturer in the world, each year selling more than 1 million artificial knee, shoulder, hip, ankle, foot and elbow implants. The company has over $4.5 billion in annual sales.
What The Carlson Law Firm Can Do To Help
If you underwent shoulder replacement or implant surgery from 2008 to 2016 in which the Zimmer Biomet device was used, you may be eligible to file a claim for compensation.
Our defective medical device attorneys at The Carlson Law Firm can review your medical records to determine if you received the defective device.
Contact The Carlson Law Firm today for a free, no obligation case evaluation. We are available to speak with you 24/7.