Lawyers No Longer Accepting Cases for Zimmer Knee Problems
The product liability attorneys at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. previously reviewed potential claims for individuals who experienced problems from a Zimmer NexGen knee replacement implant, some of which have been associated with an unacceptably high rate of failure, loosening, pain and other complications.
A number of Zimmer NexGen knee replacement recalls have been issued and problems have been linked to other NexGen replacement knee components. As a result of defective designs, individuals throughout the United States may have been exposed to an increased risk of loosening or early failure, often resulting in the need for knee revision surgery.
Financial compensation was pursued through a Zimmer NexGen Knee replacement lawsuit for individuals who have received certain components, including:
- Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex and CR-Flex Porous
- Zimmer NexGen MIS
- Zimmer NexGen LPS
- Other Zimmer Knee Replacements
New cases are no longer being accepted. This page is maintained for informational purposes only.
ZIMMER NEXGEN KNEE PROBLEMS
More than 200,000 potentially defective Zimmer NexGen knee replacement components may have been used throughout the United States, which could have caused thousands of people to experience problems or require additional knee revision surgery due to early failure of their knee replacement.
In March 2010, data was presented at a conference of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons by several prominent knee surgeons that suggested some Zimmer NexGen components may have a higher-than-expected failure rate.
Surgeons reported that nearly 9% of cases they reviewed involving the use of the Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex Porous Femoral components resulted in revision surgery within two years and more than a third showed signs of loosening.
In September 2010, several Zimmer NexGen knee recalls were issued for different components used in their knee replacement systems due to design or manufacturing problems.
Certain Zimmer NexGen MIS components were recalled due to a high number of reports of problems associated with the devices. In addition, certain Zimmer NexGen LPS knee components were recalled due to inconsistent geometry and non-conforming designs.
Problems from Zimmer NexGen knee replacements could cause individuals to experience serious and disabling complications, including:
- Knee Pain
- Inability to Stand or Walk
- Loosening of Replacement Knee Components
- Knee Replacement Failure
- Revision Surgery
ZIMMER KNEE REPLACEMENT CLASS ACTION LAWYERS
It appears that the manufacturer was aware of the risk of problems with Zimmer NexGen knee replacements, yet failed to take adequate steps to reduce the risk of injury or warn consumers. Potential Zimmer NexGen knee lawsuits are no longer being accepted for individuals.