Zimmer Biomet Recall of Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder

The Food and Drug Administration has issued a Class I Recall on the Zimmer Biomet Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder. Class I Recall is the most severe type of recall. It means that the device to be recalled is capable of injuring or killing someone.

What is a Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder?
The Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder by Zimmer Biomet is a shoulder replacement device that is surgically implanted on a patient who has compromised shoulder and arm function and pain due to rotator cuff issues such as arthropathy. The device promises to restore shoulder functions and relieve pain in the affected area.

It is important to note that not everybody can get a Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder. This is particularly true for those who have bone or muscle issues in the area, such as sepsis, osteomyelitis, and osteoporosis.

Why is it being recalled?
Zimmer Biomet has noticed the increasing reports regarding the failing of the device, especially fracturing. It is found out that the shoulder replacement has a higher fracture rate than what has been anticipated.

Those who have experienced device failure, such as fracturing, may undergo corrective surgery to remove the device and replace it with another. But this is not entirely safe. It may result into injury, infection, and on worst cases, loss of shoulder function and death

What can affected patients do?
Manufacturers and the like have the legal responsibility of ensuring the safety of their product before it even reaches the market. If a customer or any other person has been hurt because of their negligent acts, they may be held liable. The Zimmer Biomet Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder is not an exception.

A person may file a lawsuit regarding his or her Zimmer Biomet shoulder recall injury and receive compensation for the damages sustained. The most common damages include pain and suffering associated with the injury and the unnecessary financial burden associated with the medical costs of corrective surgery, hospital confinement, and missed time at work.