Zimmer Durom

Zimmer Durom Cup Canadian Class Action

March 8, 2012

The Canadian class actions against Zimmer relating to the Durom Cup have been settled (Settlement Agreement), subject to approval of the courts in British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec. Once the dates for the settlement approval hearings are set, a notice of those dates will be sent out by Class Counsel. To read the Settlement Agreement, click here.

Class Members who have NOT opted out.

Assuming the settlement is approved, you will then receive a notice advising of the deadline for submitting claims. Should you wish our assistance in preparing and submitting your claim under the Zimmer Durom class action settlement, please complete our online form below or print and complete this Questionnaire and return it to the listed address.

Your Hip Products

To obtain more information about the type of hip product used in your surgery, you should contact the Records Department at the Hospital where you had your original hip replaced and request the Product Code Labels.

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The Zimmer Durom Canadian class action is a lawsuit against the manufacturers of the hip replacement parts and NOT against your family doctor or surgeon. We are seeking financial compensation for those who have received Zimmer Durom implants. If you are eligible, we need your assistance to advance this action. There is no fee to take part. To assess your eligibility and receive case updates you must fill out the case evaluation form below. This assessment is free of charge and creates no obligations for you.

Zimmer Disclaimer

March 7, 2012

By filling out the form above, there is no obligation on you to retain our firm or pay any fee. This website is not intended to create a lawyer-client relationship between you and the firm. By submitting your information to us, you are not creating a lawyer-client relationship with the firm, although all information submitted will be kept confidential. A lawyer-client relationship may be formed only after we check for conflicts of interest and you sign a retainer agreement. The firm may contact you about your legal claim to discuss representation options. Because of the volume of e-mails, we cannot promise to respond to every submission.

In any class action lawsuit, it is the court that approves who will be eligible to participate in the class. If you feel you may qualify, we request that you fill out the form to help us determine if you are a legitimate member of the class or to make sure you get any mailings about the case. However, submitting the form does not guarantee you any type of compensation.

Zimmer Durom Class Action

Zimmer announced in late 2009 that it was recalling the Durom cup, a component in Zimmer hip implant systems. There appears to be an abnormally high rate of repeat surgeries needed by people who have received the Durom component.

The Toronto law firm of Stevenson Whelton MacDonald & Swan LLP is representing Canadians who have potential claims against Zimmer. Patients who received Zimmer Durom implants and their families may be eligible for payments due to the injuries they have suffered, including money for past and future pain, suffering, medical bills and lost earnings.

Our firm handles cases on a contingency fee basis. If there is no recovery, there is no fee. If you are interested in learning more about the action please fill out our web form or complete our printable questionnaire.

A class action has been filed against Zimmer. It was certified as a class action on September 24, 2014. The claim alleges that Zimmer was negligent in the development and manufacture of the Durom component, and that the device fails to properly affix to patients' hip bones.

Patients with the Zimmer Durom implant have reported a variety of symptoms, including pain, swelling and problems walking. Other symptoms that may indicate a serious problem with the hip replacement part include:

  • Loosening - when the implant does not stay attached to the bone in the correct position;
  • Fracture - where the bone around the implant may have broken; and

Zimmer Durom implants were available in Canada since 2005 and were implanted until they were recalled in late 2009.

Contact your orthopaedic surgeon to determine whether you received a Zimmer Durom implant. If you don't know who performed your hip replacement surgery, ask your doctor or the hospital where the surgery took place.

To be added to our list of potential claimants please fill out our web form below. For further assistance feel free to contact us directly.