Zimmer Biomet Shoulder Replacement Lawsuit
We are currently evaluating and accepting claims on behalf of patients who are suffering after receiving a Zimmer Biomet Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder replacement. If you or a loved one have experienced an injury after shoulder replacement surgery failure, contact the team at PBC for information about your options. We offer confidential and free consultations with no obligation.
The FDA Recall
The FDA has issued a Class I recall (the most serious class of recall) on Zimmer Biomet Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder replacement devices due to increasingly high fracture rates. The FDA is warning that the Biomet devices are fracturing at a greater rate than stated in the manufacturer’s product labeling, increasing the likelihood of serious injuries for patients who have received the shoulder replacement device.
About the Zimmer Biomet Shoulder Replacement Device
The recalled shoulder implants were originally placed in patients who wanted to restore maximum arm movement after injury from torn rotator cuffs, those suffering from severe shoulder arthritis (arthropathy), and those who previously had a failed shoulder joint replacement. The recalled Biomet shoulders were distributed from October 2008 - September 2015, but could still have been used in total shoulder replacements through late 2016.
Zimmer is being forced to recall the device because of increasing instances of failure, particularly reports of fracturing. After the shoulder replacement fractures and fails, the injured patient may require painful revision surgery that can lead to complete loss of shoulder function, loss of feeling in the shoulder, infection, and even death.
Warning Signs of Shoulder Replacement Failure
Instability & Weakness
Considerable Bone Loss
Patients who have experienced any of these complications after receiving the Zimmer Biomet Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder device may be entitled for compensation for their pain and suffering. To learn more about filing a shoulder replacement lawsuit, and to speak to a PBC attorney highly experienced in medical device lawsuits, call today.