Southern Med Law Looks At Biomet Shoulder Replacement Lawsuit After Reports The Device Can Fracture Cause Infection, Loss of Shoulder Function And Death.
After Zimmer Biomet’s recent Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder recall and reports of severe complications, the attorneys at Southern Med Law are examining potential Biomet shoulder replacement lawsuit filings. The firm is looking into reports from patients who suffered fracture that led to infection, permanent loss of shoulder function, and even death. Zimmer Biomet recalled its Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder Humeral in December after they determined the shoulder replacement system had a higher than expected fracture rate. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has since identified the recall as Class 1.
Southern Med Law is conducting legal evaluations regarding allegedly injuries from Zimmer Biomet’s recalled titanium Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder System Humeral Tray Model 115340. If you believe you or a loved one have been harmed by the recalled shoulder replacement device, you may be eligible to file a Biomet shoulder replacement lawsuit. Southern Med Law has years of experience in handling medical device injury cases and knows how to best handle your claim. To speak to one of the firm’s Shoulder Recall Lawsuit attorneys, please call 205-547-5525 or visit www.southernmedlaw.com for more information.
Zimmer Biomet’s recall announcement was posted on the FDA’s website in February. The recalled Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder System Humeral Tray was manufactured from August 25, 2008 to September 27, 2011 and distributed between October 2008 to September 2015. All lots with part number 115340 were recalled. Zimmer Biomet did not provide any specific patient monitoring instructions other than for patients to follow up with their surgeons.
The Biomet Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder helps restore arm move-ment in patients who had a previous shoulder joint replacement that failed and those with rotator cuff tears who have developed arthropathy, a severe type of shoulder arthritis. The device was cleared for sale in 2008 through the FDA’s 510(k) program. Under the FDA’s clearance program, medical device manufacturers are not required to carry out human clinical trials if their new devices are shown to be “substantially equivalent” to another FDA-approved device already being sold.
There have been previous recalls of Zimmer Biomet’s Comprehensive Re-verse Shoulder. In September 2010, the company recalled the Biomet Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder Humeral Tray with Locking Ring due to fracturing at the joint between the trunnion and the baseplate. The Biomet Custom Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder Humeral Trays were recalled in April 2011 because certain units may have contained a locking ring that was incorrectly assembled.
Southern Med Law attorneys note that a Biomet Shoulder Replacement lawsuit was filed on behalf of a Colorado man in 2014. According to the complaint, the man underwent two revision surger-ies after the left and right shoulder replacements he received in 2009 and 2010 failed at the joint between the trunnion and the baseplate. The case was scheduled to go to trial in February 2016. However, Biomet settled the lawsuit for $350,000. The plaintiff was implanted with components that were a part of Zimmer Biomet’s 2010 shoulder replacement recall, accord-ing to the complaint. (Biomet Shoulder Replacement lawsuit No. 14-2667, U.S. District Court, District of Col-orado)
About Southern Med Law And Filing A Biomet Shoulder Replacement Lawsuit
Led by Dr. François Blaudeau, an attorney and a practicing physician, Southern Med Law has a deep understanding of the complex medical and legal questions at issue in the Biomet Reverse Shoulder Replacement re-call. They are not afraid to take on the nation’s largest corporations in their pursuit of justice, and are committed to ensuring that all victims have ac-cess to the type of aggressive legal advocacy that assures success. To speak to one of the firm’s Biomet Shoulder Recall Lawsuit attorneys, please call 205-547-5525 or fill out the online form.
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