Zimmer Persona Knee Replacement Recall Lawyers No Longer Reviewing New Claims
In March 2015, the FDA announced a Zimmer Persona Knee recall, impacting an estimated 11,658 artificial knees implanted in individuals throughout the United States, which may pose a risk of early failure and the need for risky revision surgery.
As a result of design defects with the Zimmer Persona Travecular Metal Tibial Plate and Zimmer Persona TM Tibia, potential knee replacement lawsuits were previously investigated for individuals who suffered:
- Knee Pain
- Knee Replacement Loosening
- Lack of Artificial Knee Fixation
- Failure of a Zimmer Knee Replacement
- Need for Knee Revision Surgery
Additional claims are no longer being accepted or reviewed by our law firm. This page is provided for informational purposes only to outline allegations raised in claims previously investigated.
Zimmer Persona Knee Recall
The Zimmer Persona Knee, marketed as “the Personalized Knee System” was introduced in late 2012 as a “new era of personalization” for artificial knee implants.
Less than three years after introducing the system, a Zimmer Persona recall was issued to remove all sizes and lots of the implant from the market.
The Zimmer Persona Knee was removed from the market on January 23, 2015, and an “Urgent Medical Device Recall” notice (PDF) was sent to surgeons and hospitals on February 16, 2015, notifying them to remove all inventory of the defective knee implant from use. The FDA categorized the recall of Zimmer Persona Knees as a “Class 2 Recall” on March 12, 2015.
The problems with Zimmer Persona Knees stem from poor seating or fixation, which can cause knee replacement patients to experience pain and discomfort associated with loosening, potentially resulting in the need for knee revision surgery.
Zimmer has a large share of the U.S. knee replacement market, yet the Persona Knee system was seen as an important product for the company.
The system was aggressively marketed as providing a superior anatomical fit, yet it appears that there were major design defects that made the implant unreasonably dangerous.
Zimmer Personal Knee Class Action Lawyers
The product liability lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. previously reviewed potential Zimmer Persona class action lawsuits and individual knee replacement lawsuits for individuals who have experienced problems after receiving this recalled knee system.
Manufacturers had a duty to adequately research and test new knee replacement designs before marketing and encouraging orthopedic surgeons to begin using the artificial implant in patients.
The Zimmer Persona was recalled following an increase in complaints involving loosening and radiolucent lines, which it appears that the manufacturer knew or should have known about long before thousands of patients had the new knee replacement system placed in their body.