Zimmer M/L Taper Hip with Kinectiv & VerSys Head Surgical Hip Replacements
Zimmer Biomet—founded in Warsaw, Poland in 1927—operates in more than 25 countries to distribute surgical implant devices in over 100 countries—including the United States. Their stated mission is to “alleviate pain and improve the quality of life for people around the world.”
Zimmer has sold over 148,000 of their M/L Taper Hip with Kinectiv and VerSys Head Systems in the U.S. since they first brought it to market in 2007. The system features multiple components—including a cobalt-chromium femoral head, titanium neck and stem, and a taper to connect both. Since its introduction, many patients have filed lawsuits over premature failures.
Early Failures Lead to Early Removal
Since it was first introduced to the U.S. market, patients receiving the Zimmer M/L Taper with Kinectiv Technology Hip Implant used in conjunction with the company’s VerSys Femoral Head have filed numerous lawsuits against the manufacturer. The suits allege these metal-on-metal hip implant devices cause excessive wear (fretting) and corrosion. This can allow metal debris to enter the bloodstream and cause a type of blood poisoning known as Metallosis. Symptoms can include:
- Severe hip and leg pain
- Tissue and bone damage
- Reduced joint mobility
- Pseudotumors in the area
Another Defective Metal-on-Metal Hip
The defective design of Zimmer M/L Taper with Kinectiv Technology Hip Implant System—when used in conjunction with the company’s VerSys Femoral Head—can result in premature implant failure and severe hip pain. This often requires the early removal and replacement of the product.
Over the last ten years, patients who have received defective metal-on-metal hip replacements have filed thousands of lawsuits against the negligent medical device companies that have manufactured them. Now, the Zimmer M/L Taper with Kinectiv Technology Hip Implant System with the VerSys Femoral Head joins that list.
The True Cost
When patients must undergo painful and costly revision surgery following the implant of a faulty medical device, the corporations responsible for manufacturing and marketing these defective products must be held accountable. If you have been injured due to a defective Zimmer hip implant device, time may be running out to file a claim for damages.
Yost Can Help You Find Answers
If you or a loved one has suffered from harmful side effects or required painful and costly revision surgery after receiving a defective Zimmer hip implant or other medical devices, the Yost Legal Group can help you file a claim seeking the justice you deserve.
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