New Zealand Warns Of Zimmer Hip Implants' Early Failure

Law360, New York (October 29, 2012, 3:40 PM EDT) -- New Zealand health regulators warned Friday that patients with a Zimmer Holdings Inc. metal-on-metal hip implant may need to replace the device earlier than expected, another setback for a company already facing multidistrict litigation over the implant in the U.S.

The New Zealand Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Authority, known as Medsafe, said Zimmer's Durom Acetabular Cup was subject to an international hazard alert. About 16 percent of patients with the implant will have a problem in its first decade of use, as opposed to an...
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