EAST ST. LOUIS — A woman is suing Zimmer Biomet, formerly known as Biomet, Inc. a Delaware-headquartered medical-device maker, citing alleged design defect and negligence.
Elizabeth Crumbacher filed a complaint on May 23 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois against Zimmer Biomet, alleging that the corporation manufactured defective products that caused injuries to her.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that she has suffered severe injuries as a result of a metal magnum hip replacement implanted into her in 2008, which then started to corrode. The plaintiff holds Zimmer Biomet responsible because the defendant allegedly manufactured defective products and allegedly distributed them to consumer.
The plaintiff seeks judgment against the defendant in an amount in excess of $75,000 plus court costs and interest. She is represented by Thomas Q. Keefe III of Keefe, Keefe & Unsell, P.C. in Belleville.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois case number 3:16-cv-00568-DRH-SCW