The Cobalt and Chromium Conundrum: A Survey of Hip Implant Litigation, Part II

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In re Zimmer Durom Hip Cup Products Liability Litigation – MDL 2158

Zimmer’s Durom Acetabular Cup (Durom Cup) received FDA clearance for marketing via the 510(k) process and entered the U.S. market in 2006.86 After only two years on the market, Zimmer suspended its sales because of mounting complaints from patients and doctors concerning the component’s propensity for premature failure.87 However, the company did not issue a recall and put the device back on the market a few months later.88

While Zimmer initially indicated in a follow-up study …


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