Zimmer Biomet Recalls Shoulder Device Due To High Fracture Rates
On December 20, 2016, Zimmer Biomet issued a recall of its Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder replacement system. The Zimmer Reverse Shoulder system is a shoulder replacement device that is surgically implanted to help restore arm movement for those patients with rotator cuff tears who have developed severe shoulder arthritis (i.e., arthropathy). Zimmer issued the recall because the shoulder devices are fracturing at rates higher than expected. Fractures may require revision surgeries to replace the device. The recall affects Zimmer shoulder replacement devices which were distributed between October 2008 and September 2015.
If you had a Zimmer Biomet Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder replacement device implanted between October 2008 and September 2015, your device has the potential to fracture. If you had a Zimmer Biomet Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder replacement device implanted and/or a fracture of the device requiring revision surgery, please contact our experienced product liability attorneys today to discuss your potential claim. Call 1-800-713-9340 or fill out our contact form for a free no obligation consultation today.