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A traditional shoulder replacement implant had been designed to replicate the natural anatomy of a shoulder. To the contrary, with a reverse shoulder replacement, it was created to be opposite (reverse) to a person’s anatomy. As marketed, the reverse shoulder replacement purportedly functions better than the traditional shoulder implants for those persons that have a cuff tear. This is so because the reliance is upon different muscles in the arm.
In the United States, this is the third largest type of joint reconstruction. This is the case due to the aging population and to the increasing obesity within the country.
Zimmer Biomet is a defendant to many lawsuits because its medical device is failing at an alarming rate, much more so than the company had initially disclosed. In its marketing, Zimmer Biomet pitched its product as a way to restore natural arm movement.Specifically targeted were persons who had suffered a rotator cuff tear, and who had failed to adequately respond to more routine shoulder replacement surgery. Sadly, the Zimmer Biomet implants are consistently failing, resulting in revision surgery and fractures. The corrective surgery is very risky. It can cause someone to lose complete use of their shoulder. In some cases, it may even cause death.
Even though many of the surgeries were performed precisely and seemed to go smoothly, many patients who were implanted with the Zimmer-Biomet shoulder device have suffered from:
In December of 2016, a recall was made by Zimmer Biomet of its 3,662 medical device implants which were circulated between 2008 and 2015. In addition, the company took a step further and requested that health care providers pull all of its recalled implants from their inventories and to send them back to Zimmer Biomet.
The Food and Drug Administration identified the Zimmer Biomet recalled product as a Class1 recall. This means that the defective product has the potential to impose severe injuries and even death. A qualified Biomet shoulder lawyer can defend individuals and build their case.
If you happened to receive a Zimmer Biomet Reverse Shoulder implant and have experienced adverse effects, you should consult with an experienced Biomet lawyer right away You should not have to suffer the added burden of high medical bills, as well as emotional and financial hardship. An experienced Biomet lawyer will be prepared to diligently and zealously seek the damages you deserve.
If you or a loved one are one of these people who have suffered injuries, you may be eligible to file an injury claim for damages with the help of a mass torts lawyer.
Please contact our legal team at 888-888-2110 for a free consultation. You may be entitled to significant compensation, and there is never any cost or fee unless we recover for you.
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