The device giant temporarily recalled the device for a month to investigate potential causes for high revision rates. The company later found the high revision rates were due to improper implantation techniques and returned the device to the market.
Since then, Zimmer has been subject to legal action connected to the Durom device. So far, it has doled more than $98 million for Durom-related claim and expects to pay approximately $290 million more.
Zimmer Estimates $388M in Legal Costs for Recalled Durom Hip Implants FeaturedWritten by Jaimie Oh | Friday, 09 November 2012 13:41
Zimmer Holdings estimates that it will pay approximately $388 million in legal costs connected to its Durom metal-on-metal acetabular hip implant, which was temporarily recalled in 2008, according to a Mass Device report.Last modified on Friday, 09 November 2012 15:03
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