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Biomet Shoulder Recall

Recall Alert

In February of 2017, the FDA announced a class 1 recall of Zimmer Biomet’s Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder System after several instances of the devices fracturing.  If you believe you may be affected by this recall and would like to learn how having a lawyer on your side can help get you the best results, contact us today for a free initial consultation.  We will help you understand how the law applies to your shoulder recall and your options for moving forward.

What is Being Recalled?

Zimmer-Biomet is recalling a total of 3,362 devices and they have already sent out recall notices to the affected patients.  Devices with product codes KWS and PAO and the part number 115340.  The faulty shoulder devices were manufactured between August 25th, 2018 and September 27th, 2011 and would have been distributed between October 2008 and September 2015.  

Why Are the Shoulder Devices Being Recalled?

The recall has actually been in place for some time but was just recently upgraded to a Class 1 recall, meaning there is a “reasonable probability that use of these products will cause serious adverse health consequences or death” according to the FDA. The shoulder devices are being recalled because they were found to be fracturing in a higher rate than was stated in the labeling. 

What Do I Need to Do?

The affected patients should have already been notified with instructions on how to quarantine and return the affected device.

Why Would I Need a Lawyer?

Any time a company creates a product that is unsafe, they can be held liable for the damage that the product causes.  To determine if you are eligible for compensation, and to ensure that you receive all of the compensation you are entitled to, take advantage of a free initial consultation with Michael Cerasa.