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Zimmer Will Seek Compensation From St. Gobain For Revision Surgery

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

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Zimmer will pay non-reimbursed direct medical costs associated with revision surgery for patients who were implanted with certain recalled Saint Gobain Advanced Ceramic Desmarquest zirconia ceramic femoral heads distributed by the Warsaw, Indiana-based firm

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