Zimmer NexGen Knee Replacements Recalled
Tens of thousands of components used as part of some Zimmer NexGen knee replacements were recalled last year, but hardly any consumers know about. The artificial knee implants appear to have been removed from the market due to manufacturing defects and reports of Zimmer NexGen knee problems that caused individuals to experience loosening of the components and the need for knee revision surgery in some cases.
>>INFORMATION: Zimmer NexGen Knee Recall Lawsuit
The product liability lawyers have been reviewing potential claims for over a year on behalf of individuals who have experienced problems with a Zimmer knee replacement. Individuals may be entitled to compensation and benefits through a Zimmer NexGen knee replacement recall lawsuit as a result of the manufacturers failure to adequately test and research their device or warn about the risk of problems.
ZIMMER KNEE RECALLS
In September 2010, Zimmer NexGen recalls were issued for several components used in the knee replacement systems. Although the company reportedly sent letters to surgeons and hospitals asking for the components to be returned, no press release appears to have been issued by Zimmer and little or no effort was made to inform consumers about the potential problems with certain Zimmer NexGen artificial knees.
The largest recall was for NexGen TM Tibial Trays, NexGen MIS Tibial Components and MIS Modular Tibial Plates and Keels. That recall affected 68,384 knee components which had been distributed through 13 different states. The parts were recalled following at least 114 complaints of loosening or other problems Zimmer NexGen knee replacements, which resulted in the need for revision surgery in some cases.
That market withdrawal was followed by a smaller, but worldwide, Zimmer NexGen LPS component recall affecting some flex gender femoral components and femoral components. Those Zimmer knee replacements were recalled due to non-conformity and inconsistent geometry.
ZIMMER NEXGEN KNEE RECALL CLASS ACTION LAWSUITS
The Zimmer NexGen knee lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are investigating potential class action lawsuits and individual injury claims for individuals who have suffered an injury due to Zimmer NexGen implant failure. To review a potential claim for a defective or recalled Zimmer knee replacement received by yourself, a friend or family member, request a free consultation and claim evaluation.