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Three Steps that All Patients of the Zimmer Biomet Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder Should Take

Jonathan V. O'Steen

March 3, 2017

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Phoenix, Arizona—On December 20, 2016, Zimmer Biomet announced a recall of its Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder Implant based on a higher-than-expected fracture rate. More information on the Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder recall and the affected devices can be found here.

In light of the recall, many patients have questions and want to know what they should do. If you or a loved one has a Zimmer Biomet Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder Implant, these are the three steps you should take:

  1. Promptly consult with your physician/surgeon for an evaluation. Your doctor will help you determine whether your specific device is subject to the recall and discuss with you your medical options.
  2. Report any adverse issues using the FDA MedWatch Voluntary Report. This form is accessible online and allows the FDA to compile important safety information regarding the implant.
  3. Contact an attorney experienced in matters involving defective medical devices. As a result of you receiving a defective Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder Implant, you may be entitled to compensation and an attorney can answer your questions and work to protect your legal rights.

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