Zimmer Biomet has recalled a Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder due to higher than expected fractures. If your shoulder implant by Zimmer Biomet has fractured, call the McEldrew Young Purtell Merritt trial lawyers at 1-800-590-4116. You may be entitled to compensation as a result of your injuries due to the failure of the shoulder replacement device. There will be no cost for the free initial consultation with one of our Zimmer Biomet shoulder recall attorneys about the pursuit of a product defect lawsuit.
About the Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder
The Zimmer Biomet product is a shoulder replacement device that helps restore arm movement after it is surgically implanted. In particular, it was used in patients with a failed shoulder joint replacement and arthropathy (severe shoulder arthritis) following a rotator cuff tear. There are approximately three thousand devices at issue. It is unknown how many of them were installed in patients.
The FDA Recall
The product at issue is the Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder System Humeral Tray Model 115340. It includes all lots with part number 115340. The 3662 devices were manufactured from August 25, 2008 to September 27, 2011. The devices were distributed from October 2008 to September 2015.
The FDA issued a Class I recall, the most serious type, in February 2017. Use of the device may cause serious injury or death. The recall was initially sent to affected medical customers in a letter in December 2016.
About Zimmer Biomet
Zimmer Biomet is a large medical device manufacturer that is headquartered in Warsaw, Indiana. Founded in 1927, it designs, manufactures and markets orthopaedic reconstructive products. It has annual revenue of approximately $1.9 billion (2015) and a market capitalization of approximately $23.5 billion.
About McEldrew Young Purtell Merritt
McEldrew Young Purtell Merritt is a plaintiff’s personal injury law firm that represents victims of medical malpractice and defective medical devices. Jim McEldrew, the head of our personal injury practice, has recovered more than $100 million on behalf of personal injury clients. He is a Past President of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association.
To speak to a McEldrew Young Purtell Merritt attorney about a possible lawsuit against Zimmer Biomet, call 1-800-590-4116.