Zimmer Knee Replacement
NexGen Defective Knee Implant Attorneys
Clark Perdue is investigating claims against Zimmer Holdings, Inc., concerning their NexGen Total Knee System implant which has been reported to have a high failure rate. These concerns follow prior recalls of hip implants manufactured by the same company. The NexGen product line has a number of different models. Many of these model types come in cemented and un-cemented versions which rely on bone growth for proper fusion with the implant. These products are not obtaining sufficient fusion and become loose and unstable and can ultimately require a revision surgery.
Some estimates demonstrated that after only two years of use, 36% of the implants were loose and more than 9% were revised or scheduled to be revised because of looseness and associated pain.
NexGen Zimmer Knee Implant Lawsuit
On September 13, 2010, the US Food & Drug Administration issued a Class 2 recall of Zimmer NexGen Complete Knee Solution MIS (minimally invasive) Total Knee procedure stemmed tibial components. This action followed 114 reports of loosening of the device requiring revision surgery. Zimmer Inc. sent an urgent device correction letter to customers. More than 68,000 components were subject to this recall. The components were distributed in 13 states, including Ohio.
The following month, a Class 2 recall was issued for the Zimmer NexGen Complete Knee Solution Stemmed Tibial Component due to defective flange plugs. Zimmer Inc. sent an urgent market withdrawal letter instructing quarantine of all existing components.
Finally, on December 2, 2010, Zimmer's NexGen Complete Knee Solution LPS Femoral Component and LPS Flex Gender Femoral Components were the subject of another Class 2 recall due to a "nonconforming" internal CAM radius. Zimmer Inc. sent an urgent device correction/removal letter to distributors and sales staff with instructions to return all products that were subject to the recall.
If you or a loved one received a Zimmer NexGen CR Flex Porous Femoral knee implant, you may be entitled to receive compensation.
Experienced and Proven Ohio Defective Knee Implant Lawyers
Clark Perdue has extensive experience handling claims involving defective medical devices. If you have suffered injury or pain as a result of a Zimmer knee replacement implant, and you would like more information, please contact the Columbus Ohio Zimmer Knee Replacement attorneys at Clark, Perdue & List or call us today toll free at 866-603-1668.
Andrew List is the contributing author to this content.