Zimmer Persona Knee Recall Lawyers
The product liability lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing Zimmer Persona recall lawsuits for individuals throughout the United States who received a knee replacement involving the Two-Peg Trabecular Metal Tibial Plate.
Have You Experienced Zimmer Persona Knee Problems?
Earlier this month, a recall was announced for all lots and sizes of the Zimmer Persona knee replacement part due to a higher-than-expected number of complaints involving radiolucent lines and loosening, which may result in pain and the need for revision surgery.
The Zimmer knee implants were distributed between November 29, 2012 and January 23, 2015 to surgeons and hospitals in at least 25 states, including: Arkansas, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin. However, the recalled Zimmer knee replacements may have been implanted in other states as well.
The Zimmer Persona knee was marketed as a “Personalized Knee Replacement”, which was designed to “come as close as possible to the remarkable mechanics of the human body.” However, adverse event reports suggest that a substantial number of these implants may fail within a few years.
An estimated 11,658 implants were sold worldwide. According to a Zimmer Persona recall notice (PDF) sent to surgeons and hospitals:
Zimmer is initiating a voluntary recall of the Persona Trabecular Metal™ Tibial Plate as the current complaint rate (0.61%) for radiolucent lines and loosening is higher than Zimmer’s expectations and experience based on Zimmer’s similar devices. Affected product has been distributed from November 29, 2012 until January 23, 2015.
Out of the complaints received, 36% identified symptomatic radiolucent lines or were revised for loosening, 28% identified asymptomatic radiolucencies, 8% subsided, and 28% were inconclusive. Aseptic loosening of cementless tibial implant components is one of the most prevalent causes for revision in total knee arthroplasty and a number of factors may contribute to the loosening failure mode, including patient characteristics, rehabilitation protocol and compliance, surgical technique, and product features.
To review whether you or a loved one may be entitled to financial compensation, contact our Zimmer Persona Knee lawyers today. There are no fees or expenses unless a recover is obtained, and our attorneys can help explain what legal rights may be available.