Lawyers for Zimmer Persona Knee Replacement Recall
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, individuals may be entitled to financial compensation through a knee replacement lawsuit if they have suffered:
- Knee Pain
- Knee Replacement Loosening
- Lack of Artificial Knee Fixation
- Failure of a Zimmer Knee Replacement
- Need for Knee Revision Surgery
To review whether you, a friend or family member may be eligible to pursue a Zimmer Persona knee lawsuit, request a free consultation and claim evaluation.
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. are reviewing potential Zimmer Persona class action lawsuits and individual knee replacement lawsuits for individuals who have experienced problems after receiving this recalled knee system.
Manufacturers have 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.
All cases are reviewed by our Zimmer Persona knee lawyers under a contingency fee agreement, which means that there are never any out-of-pocket costs to hire our law firm and we only receive an attorney fee or reimbursed expenses if we are successful obtaining a financial recovery or settlement for your injury.
To review a potential claim and determine what legal options may be available for you, a friend or family member, request a free consultation and claim evaluation.