Overview of the Zimmer Biomet Reverse Shoulder Lawsuits
Device Recall – Biomet comprehensive reverse shoulder replacement systems have been recalled.
Shoulder Recall Lawsuits are moving forward.
Zimmer Biomet Reverse Shoulder Injuries Lead to Recall
On December 20, 2016, Zimmer Biomet sent an Urgent Medical Device Recall Notice and a Certificate of Acknowledgement form to all affected customers.
This Notice was directed mostly toward healthcare providers in an effort to account for each of the 3,662 devices distributed between October 2008 and September 2015.
But, it is important that consumers take note of this dangerous recall.
Any individual who received a total shoulder replacement between October 2008 and December 2016, should contact their healthcare provider immediately to determine if the Recalled Zimmer Biomet Comprehensive Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement Device was utilized.
Legal proceedings concerning the Zimmer Biomet Reverse Shoulder Replacement are ongoing.
If you or a family member have suffered adverse effects after a shoulder arthroplasty procedure and believe you may have been harmed, you may qualify for compensation.
Reach out to TruLaw today to explore your potential legal options.
October 2023 Updates:
October 2nd, 2023:
Ongoing legal proceedings and investigations continue to examine allegations against Zimmer Biomet regarding the potential defects in certain shoulder implant devices that have resulted in serious patient injuries. As of the last 30 days, no notable developments have emerged in these cases.
If you or a loved one suffered a serious injury as the result of a Zimmer-Biomet Reverse Shoulder Replacement, contact TruLaw today.
September 2023 Updates:
September 1st, 2023:
Legal proceedings and investigations into allegations against Zimmer Biomet that certain shoulder implant devices were defective and caused serious injuries to patients are ongoing.
No significant updates have been reported in the past 30 days. However, TruLaw is monitoring these cases and will provide any further information as it comes to light.
August 2023 Updates:
There are no recent updates regarding the Zimmer Biomet reverse shoulder replacement lawsuits.
Patients who underwent shoulder replacement surgery using these devices who experienced complications, such as device loosening, fracturing, and early failure, resulting in additional surgeries and severe pain, could be eligible for significant compensation.
If you have any questions or concerns related to the case or your potential involvement, contact TruLaw.
We can can provide information and guidance to individuals who may be affected by the ongoing litigation.
July 2023 Updates:
Litigation regarding the Zimmer Biomet Shoulder Replacement is still pending.
If you or a loved one have experienced any adverse effects following a shoulder arthroplasty procedure and suspect you have been injured, you could be eligible for compensation.
Contact TruLaw today to discuss your case with a seasoned attorney.
June 2023 Updates:
The Zimmer Biomet Shoulder Replacement lawsuit is currently ongoing, with no reports of a settlement at this time.
Updates regarding the progress of the cases will be provided as any new developments occur.
May 2023 Updates:
Cases for the Zimmer Biomet Shoulder Replacement lawsuit are still on-going.
There are still no reports of a settlement, but more cases are being filed.
April 2023 Updates:
There are no reports of a settlement yet for the Zimmer Biomet Shoulder Replacement lawsuit.
There are still more cases being filed as the investigation continues.
If you or someone you know has been affected as a patient with a shoulder arthroplasty and you suspect you’ve been injured, you may be entitled to compensation.
March 2023 Updates:
The case is still ongoing and there has been no report of a settlement yet.
If you or someone you know has dealt with medical complications due to an issue with a Zimmer Biomet shoulder replacement, seek out the lawyers at TruLaw for a free consultation.
Find out if you are entitled to compensation today.
What is a Reverse Shoulder Replacement Surgery?
In shoulder replacement surgery, doctors replace the ends of the damaged upper arm bone (humerus) and usually the shoulder bone (scapula) or cap them with artificial surfaces lined with plastic or metal and plastic.
Reverse shoulder replacement surgery is a newer procedure used on people who have painful arthritis in their shoulder and also have damage to the muscles around the shoulder.
In a reverse shoulder replacement surgery, the surgeon removes the damaged bone and smooths the ends, he or she attaches the rounded joint piece to the shoulder bone and uses the cup-shaped piece to replace the top of the upper arm bone.
Zimmer Biomet Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder System
An estimated 90 percent of all shoulder replacements should last 10 years or more, so the FDA pays attention when implanted devices fail within just a few years of implantation, such as in the case of the Zimmer Biomet Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder System.
The Zimmer Biomet Shoulder Replacement was designed to restore arm movement to patients undergoing reverse shoulder replacement.
Zimmer Biomet received clearance for the Biomet Shoulder Replacement in 2008 through the controversial 510(K) program, an expedited clearance process that allows medical devices to go to market without the normal safety testing when the device maker can show that the new device is substantially similar to an already approved device.
Has There Been a Zimmer Biomet Shoulder Settlement?
In 2016, Biomet Inc. agreed to pay $350,000 to a Colorado man who claimed to experience the failure of two Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder Replacements due to the component that the company had recalled in 2010.
According to court documents, the plaintiff underwent a left reverse shoulder replacement with Biomet’s Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder in September 2009, and the same device was implanted in his right shoulder in 2010.
But within just a few years of implantation, both shoulders failed at the joint between the trunnion and the baseplate, causing the patient to experience pain, loss of function, and the necessity for revision surgery to remove and replace both devices.
Why File a Zimmer Biomet Reverse Shoulder Lawsuit?
A shoulder replacement lawsuit may allow victims of failed shoulder replacement surgery to obtain compensation for their damages, which might include:
Loss of enjoyment of life
Pain and suffering
If you are a patient that had a Shoulder Arthroplasty and you suspect a fracture, contact your health provider immediately – close postoperative monitoring of pulmonary, cardiac, and abdominal conditions is important in fracture patients.
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