Due to its Harmful Defective Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder System Humeral Tray, Zimmer Biomet should be held Accountable for the Injuries It has Caused
Shoulder replacement surgery is a popular corrective solution for those suffering from extreme joint pain or a limited range of shoulder motion. Doctors recommend shoulder joint replacement surgery to relieve patients of the painful conditions of the shoulder, including pains caused by any of the forms of arthritis, but only if medications and other non-surgical treatments are no longer helpful.
The first shoulder replacement surgery in the United States, which treated severe shoulder fractures, was performed in the 1950s. Since then, this safe and effective procedure surgical procedure has been performed for many other painful conditions of the shoulder, including relieving patients from different forms of arthritis. One of the most commonly performed shoulder replacement procedure is the Reversed Total Shoulder Replacement. This procedure, which is recommended to patients with compromised rotator cuff function, involves a reversal of the shoulder’s normal structure.
One device used in Reversed Total Shoulder Replacement is the Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder System Humeral Tray that is manufactured by Zimmer Biomet. On December 15, 2016, however, Zimmer Biomet moved recall about 3662 of said device due to the high rate of fracturing than is stated in the device’s labeling. Fractures, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) can result in revision surgeries that could cause serious adverse health consequences, like permanent loss of shoulder function, infection or, in rare occasions, death.
Those who suffer a serious fracture due to a defective Zimmer Biomet comprehensive reverse shoulder system may be eligible for compensation for their pain, suffering, medical bills, and other damages. A personal injury or defective product lawyer, especially a Zimmer shoulder replacement lawyer at Williams Kherkher, believes that medical device manufacturers have a responsibility to properly test and label their devices, and if those systems fail, they should be held accountable for the injuries they cause.