Zimmer Knee Lawyer

Zimmer Knee Lawyer

Zimmer Knee Recall

On September 13, 2010, Zimmer, Inc. issued a recall of the NexGen MIS Tibial Component following a study conducted by Dr. Richard A. Berger, showing an abnormally high failure rate, including loosening of the hardware. The Zimmer recall was driven because of loosening of the hardware. According to the FDA, there are an estimated 68,384 knees involved in this recall. In addition to this model, Zimmer has two other knees, while not yet recalled, are being investigated: the Zimmer NexGen Legacy Posterior Stabilized (LPS)- Flex and the Zimmer NexGen Cruciate Retaining (CR)- Flex. These two knees may be subject to loosening as well, posing the same or similar adverse health risks as the NexGen MIS Tibial Component.

The British Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery and the New York Times have published study results indicating 20% of the Zimmer NexGen Legacy Posterior Stabilized (LPS) Fixed knee replacements become loose at the femoral component and may require a second (revision) surgery.

On April 26, 2010, Zimmer sent a “URGENT DEVICE CORRECTION” letter to all surgeons, detailing the problem with the knee and modifying the surgical technique for implantation. Essentially, Zimmer directed surgeons to fully cement and pressurize the anterior and posterior surfaces of the tibial component, and recommended use of a drop down stem extension.

Signs that You Have a Defective Zimmer Knee:

Here are the indicators that you need to look for to determine if your Zimmer knee is defective:

  • Loosening of the hardware
  • Pain in the knee
  • Stiffness in the knee
  • Feeling unstable
  • Dislocation
  • Osteoarthritis

Zimmer Knee Health Risks

Loosening of the Zimmer knee can result in severe adverse health risks, including severe pain, infection, arthritis, and lack of mobility. In these cases, your doctor may advise a revision surgery where the old knee is taken out and replaced. As with any surgery, there are complications that can arise.

Zimmer Knee Claims

You and your Zimmer knee claim lawyer will need to place Zimmer on notice that you have a claim. Once Zimmer is on notice of your Zimmer knee claim, they may request a review of your medical records, in an attempt to resolve the matter short of litigation. More times than not, however, a lawsuit will need to be filed. Only the threat of a trial date will motivate a defective knee manufacturer to pay a reasonable amount to settle your claim.

Zimmer Knee Lawsuits

All Zimmer knee lawsuits have been transferred to Multi-District Litigation (MDL) in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. If you wish to file a Zimmer knee lawsuit, our lawyers can assist in that process and guide you to obtaining full compensation for your injuries. The following Zimmer knees have been included in the MDL proceedings:

  • NexGen Complete Knee Solution Legacy Posterior Stabilized-Flex Femoral Components (LPS-Flex)
  • All NexGen MIS Total Knee Procedure Stemmed Tibial Components
  • NexGen Complete Knee Solution Gender Solutions Female LPS-Flex (GSF LPS-Flex)
  • NexGen Complete Knee Solution CR-Flex Gender Solutions Female CR-Flex (GSF-Flex)
  • NexGen Complete Knee Solution Cruciate Retaining-Flex Femoral Components (CR-Flex)

Zimmer Knee Compensation

If you are able to establish a defective Zimmer knee caused you injury, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Those damages can include:

  • Past Medical Bills
  • Future Medical Bills
  • Attendant Care
  • Medical Devices
  • Past and future lost wages
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Pain
  • Suffering

Our Zimmer Knee Lawyers

Our experienced defective knee lawyers are handling all Zimmer knee cases. Because our lawyers bring a solid scientific / medical background, we perfectly situated to help you and obtain compensation for your injuries. Call us at 800-MED-LAWS or email us today for a free legal consultation.