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Zimmer Facing Another Faulty Product Lawsuit
February 21, 2014 1:13 PM John Faulkner avatar Contact Author
Zimmer has found itself in yet another lawsuit regarding a faulty product. A number of lawsuits, such as one filed last November, have been brought against the company over its NexGen knee replacement system. Now the orthopedic device company is being sued by a Fort Wayne woman over its Trilogy AB hip replacement system.
According to documents filed with Kosciusko County Courts on Feb. 18, plaintiff Judy Day was surgically implanted with Zimmer’s Trilogy AB Acetbular System in her left hip by Michael Arata at Lutheran Musculoskeletal Center in Fort Waye on Aug. 21, 2008.
In February 2012, Day and her husband, Donald, were working as traveling missionaries in Spain. While shopping at a hardware store, Day took an awkward step (court documents stress she did not fall) and felt a crunching sensation in her left hip.
X-rays showed that the ceramic hip liner of her artificial hip had shattered. In July of 2012, at Mount Vernon Hospital in Virginia, Dr. Kevin Fricka performed revision surgery on Day, replacing the ceramic liner with a cross-linked polyethelene material.