Faraci Lange is currently investigating lawsuits for individuals injured by the recalled Zimmer Biomet shoulder replacement device. Contact us for more information.
The Federal Drug Administration recently announced a Class I recall, which is the most serious type of recall, of the Zimmer Biomet Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder Humeral due to a significantly high rate of device fracturing.
The Class I designation of the recall by the FDA indicates that use of this medical device may cause serious injuries or death.
Zimmer Biomet issued an Urgent Medical Device Recall Notice on December 20th, 2016 for devices manufactured between August 25th, 2008 and September 27th, 2011. The recall includes a total of 3,662 devices distributed during October of 2008 to September of 2015.
The Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder replacement device is surgically implanted to restore arm movement for patients with rotator cuff tears who develop a severe type of shoulder arthritis called arthropathy. It can also be used for patients with rotator cuff injuries who have had failed shoulder joint replacement in the past.
Due to the defective device fracturing at a high rate, patients are at the risk of having to undergo revision surgeries, which may result in serious adverse injuries such as permanent loss of shoulder function, infection, or even death.
Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder Lawsuit
Patients implanted with a Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder Humeral that fractured, causing severe infection, permanent loss of shoulder function or other injuries, may have a claim against Zimmer Biomet. Faraci Lange is currently reviewing such cases and can help if you or a loved one has been harmed by this defective device.
An Experienced Defective Medical Device Attorney Can Help
Faraci Lange’s personal injury attorneys have successfully represented hundreds of clients who have been injured as a result of defective medical devices.
Faraci Lange’s experience, dedication and resources can make the difference between success and failure when taking on a big medical device manufacturer.