A hip replacement was supposed to cure Mary Shelton’s pain. Instead, the
Bakersfield woman replaced one pain with another.
Shelton and seven other local folks are suing the manufacturer and distributor
of a hip replacement system.
Instead of being pain free, those suing felt strong pains in their groin areas
for months, the lawsuits say…
All the suits are targeting the Durom Hip Resurfacing System. It’s manufactured
by Zimmer Inc. of Indiana…
The suits allege that the Durom system is defective because bone and tissues
don’t grow into them properly. A cup in the system has to be replaced with parts
from another manufacturer, Faulkner said.
Zimmer stands behind their product. It’s not defective, said Irvine attorney
Michelle M. Fujimoto.
In paperwork filed with the court, the company says any problems can be blamed
on the doctors who implanted the product, or on unusual conditions in the
The Durom system was first sold in 2006.
…the company has reported that about 15,000 have been implanted across the