Thousands of patients who were implanted with Persona and NexGen knee implants made by Zimmer Biomet have suffered serious complications, including pain, loosening of the implant, and early device failure that required corrective surgery.
If you suffered any complications or needed revision surgery after receiving a Zimmer knee replacement, our defective medical device lawyers may be able to help you file a Zimmer knee replacement lawsuit. The purpose of this type of legal action is to attempt to hold the manufacturer accountable and obtain compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other effects of your injuries.
The experienced attorneys at our firm understand the challenges you are facing from a defective Zimmer knee implant. We can review your situation in a free, no obligation legal consultation to determine your legal options. If you have grounds for a lawsuit and decide to file one, we can handle every step of the legal process so you can focus on your health. This means we can launch a comprehensive investigation to build a case, handle all legal filings and represent you in court.
Persona and NexGen knee implants from Zimmer Biomet have been linked to some of the same kinds of problems as other defective knee implants, such as loosening of components on the implant and early device failure.
If you received one of these devices, watch for signs or symptoms of a problem with your implant, including:
If you experience any of these symptoms, seek medical treatment immediately to find out if there is a problem with your implant. You may need corrective surgery or other medical procedures to address these issues.
You should also consider contacting an attorney about filing a Zimmer knee replacement lawsuit to pursue compensation for the problems caused by your defective knee implant.
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Two knee surgeons presented the results of a study on NexGen knee implants at the 2010 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Conference.
Their study revealed NexGen CR-Flex knee replacements could have a failure rate as high as nine percent. The research also suggested the percentage of patients who suffered complications requiring revision surgery could be even higher.
The surgeons also found that 36 percent of devices that were implanted in patients became loose within two years of being implanted.
For the study, the surgeons examined 110 patients who received these knee replacements. Nine of the patients needed two corrective surgeries to deal with pain and loosening of the implant. Nearly 40 of the 110 patients displayed symptoms of a loose Zimmer knee implant.
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Because of the many failures and problems associated with the Zimmer Persona and NexGen knee implants, several components of these products have been recalled throughout the years.
The FDA has issued numerous recalls of various components of the NexGen knee replacement system, including:
If you received any of these recalled components, you may be entitled to compensation for any injuries you suffered. Contact our trusted attorneys for a free consultation to discuss a Zimmer knee replacement lawsuit.
Zimmer's Persona knee implants have also caused problems for patients. That is why Zimmer Biomet recalled approximately 11,000 components of these implants on March 12, 2015.
This class two recall was for the Persona Trabecular Metal Tibial Plate and Persona TM Tibia, sizes C-J left and right. This was a voluntary recall initiated by Zimmer Biomet because there was an increase in complaints about loosening of the implants.
Loosening of a knee implant can cause a variety of problems for patients, from instability in the joint to trouble putting weight on the knee. This can limit mobility and cause severe pain.
If you suffered any injuries from a recalled Zimmer Persona knee implant, contact our attorneys for a free legal consultation. You may be able to file a Zimmer knee replacement lawsuit.
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The NexGen recalls resulted in numerous lawsuits against Zimmer Biomet. So many lawsuits were filed that they were centralized in a multidistrict litigation (MDL) in 2011 in the Northern District of Illinois Eastern Division under the supervision of one judge. Since it was created, the NexGen MDL has included a total of 1,741 cases.
The purpose of an MDL is to streamline the legal process when there are numerous cases with similar allegations and questions of fact in different districts.
Once an MDL is created, some of the lawsuits are chosen as test cases, or bellwether cases. The results of these cases allow both sides to see how the rest of the cases are likely to be resolved. For example, if some of the bellwether cases are decided in favor of the victims, the other side may decide to offer a settlement to resolve the rest of the cases.
The first bellwether case in the NexGen MDL was resolved in 2015 when Zimmer Biomet was cleared of liability in the case of a woman with degenerative joint disease who had both of her knees replaced with the NexGen Flex system.
The second bellwether case was dismissed in Oct. 2016 after Zimmer filed a motion for summary judgment. The judge decided the methods used by the doctor who was going to testify as an expert witness were not reliable. The judge also said the expert used inconsistent bases for reaching conclusions about the knee implants.
The judge said excluding the doctor from the lawsuit gave the case a fatal weakness. The judge also said the victim and the victim's attorneys failed to offer a better alternative design for the implant.
The third bellwether trial was also decided in favor of Zimmer in Jan. 2017, but the judge did not release the jury verdict form.
Between Jan. 2017 and Aug. 2017, more than 1,400 cases were dismissed or withdrawn from the MDL for various reasons. As of Jan. 16, 2018, only 286 cases remain in the NexGen MDL.
If you suffered injuries after being implanted with a NexGen or Persona knee implant, contact us about filing a Zimmer knee replacement lawsuit.
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When a knee implant fails or parts break, victims can suffer severe medical consequences. If these problems were caused by defective design or manufacturing, or a failure to warn doctors or medical professionals, victims could be entitled to compensation.
Contact the attorneys at O'Connor, Acciani & Levy about potentially filing a Zimmer knee replacement lawsuit. We can manage every aspect of your case as we help you pursue the compensation you deserve.
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