Trial to Begin: Zimmer M/L Taper Hip with Kinectiv and VerSys Head

Zimmer trial

Another metal-on-metal hip replacement component is in litigation news: A case involving a woman alleging the Zimmer M/L Taper with Kinectiv Technology hip implant system with a VerSys femoral head was defectively designed and manufactured is set for trial in a Pennsylvania federal court on July 31.

Zimmer M/L Taper Hip With Kinectiv and VerSys Head

Over twenty product liability and personal injury lawsuits have been filed against Zimmer Biomet, Inc. alleging serious complications from the M/L Taper with Kinectiv technology when used with a Zimmer VerSys femoral head.

Lawsuits claim that this leads to premature implant failure, severe hip pain and metallosis (blood poisoning).

Each of the complaints raise similar concerns: that the Zimmer M/L Taper Hip Prosthesis and Zimmer VerSys Hip femoral head are defectively designed and unreasonably dangerous when paired together, with a tendency to fret and corrode. Fretting and corroding can lead to metal debris that gets into the tissue and blood. The result of this is that hip implants fail prematurely and need to be removed.

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First Trial to Start July 31

Marilyn Adams from Pennsylvania was implanted with a Zimmer M/L Taper Hip device in January 2011. After experiencing escalating painful complications, she underwent revision surgery in 2015 to have the defective device removed and replaced. At that time, the surgeon noted evidence of adverse local tissue reaction caused by metallic debris from the Zimmer M/L Taper.

Trial for Adam’s complaint is scheduled to begin on July 31 in the U.S. District for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Complaint [pdf] originally filed in February 2017.

Zimmer Hip Replacement Potential MDL

Currently, a request is pending to centralize the growing number of lawsuits being filed over the Zimmer M/L Taper with Kinectiv and VerSys femoral head. Centralization before one judge helps streamline the proceedings, reducing duplicative discovery and circumventing conflicting pretrial rulings.

Motion to Transfer asked that a federal multidistrict litigation (MDL) be established, indicating that cases filed in U.S. District Courts nationwide should be transferred to Judge Donovan W. Frank in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota for coordinated management.


If you or a family member suffers from adverse effects from a failed hip replacement, contact our legal team in Kansas City. The attorneys at Nash & Franciskato offer a free, no-obligation case review to individuals who have suffered complications allegedly associated with failed metal-on-metal hip implant systems. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.


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