Zimmer NexGen Knee Replacement Implant Lawsuit
Zimmer NexGen Knee Replacement Implant Lawsuit | Lawsuits, Lawyer, Attorney | Complications : Difficulty standing or walking, Loosening of Zimmer replacement parts, Revision surgery for a Zimmer knee, Knee replacement failure, Unexplained knee pain or discomfort after surgery
The leading law firm of Alonso Krangle LLP is currently investigating potential lawsuits on behalf of people injured by various components in Zimmer Inc.’s NexGen Knee Replacement line. Scores of people throughout the country have already filed lawsuits against Zimmer claiming that some NexGen Knee Implant components failed prematurely, forcing them to undergo painful revision surgeries. Zimmer NexGen Knee Implant components currently under investigation include:
- Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex Porous Femoral Component
- Zimmer NexGen LPS-Flex Mobile and Bearing Knee
- Zimmer NexGen Complete Knee Solution LPS Flex Gender Femoral Component
- Zimmer NexGen Complete Knee Solution LPS Femoral Component
- Zimmer NexGen Complete Knee Solution MIS Tibial Components
The defective medical device lawyers at Alonso Krangle LLP rank among the nation’s top personal injury lawyers, and are committed to making sure the victims of NexGen Knee Implants receive the justice they deserve. If you experienced pain and disability due to a defective NexGen Knee Implant component, you are entitled to receive compensation for your suffering. By filing a NexGen Knee Replacement lawsuit, you may be able to obtain restitution from Zimmer Inc. for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and emotional distress. The defective medical device lawyers at Alonso Krangle LLP are currently offering free lawsuit consultations to anyone injured by a NexGen Knee Implant component. To learn more about your legal rights, please contact the NexGen Knee Implant lawyers at Alonso Krangle LLP today.
Zimmer NexGen Knee Component Injuries
Knee replacements are designed to renew the knee joint in patients with arthritis, dead bone or knee tissue, or a deformity of the knee. A knee replacement should last for roughly 15 years, but recipients of certain Zimmer NexGen Knee Replacement components have allegedly experienced failures within just a few years of receiving their implants. A number of these components have also been recalled due to defects.
The following symptoms and side effects have been associated with defective Zimmer NexGen Knee Implant components:
- Difficulty standing or walking
- Loosening of Zimmer replacement parts
- Revision surgery for a Zimmer knee
- Knee replacement failure
- Unexplained knee pain or discomfort after surgery
Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex Porous Femoral Component Injuries
Introduced in 2003, Zimmers NexGen CR-Flex Porous Femoral Component is a synthetic device used to cap the thigh bone (femur) where it connects with the tibia at the knee. The CR-Flex Porous Femoral Component is made of a porous fiber metal and a cobalt-chromium-molybdenum alloy and, unlike traditional knee implants, is not attached to the bone using cement.
At a conference of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons in March 2010, Drs. Richard Berger and Craig Della Valle, both prominent knee surgeons, presented data on the outcomes of 108 knee replacement patients who received the Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex Porous Femoral component at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. After only two years, the researchers reported that 9 patients required knee revision surgery due to loosening and pain, while 39 patients exhibited evidence of radiographic loosening.
“This component is still commercially available but should not be used for any patient, Drs. Berger and Della Valle concluded.
NexGen Complete Knee Solution LPS Femoral Component Recall
In December 2010, Zimmer Inc. quietly issued a recall of certain NexGen Complete Knee Solution LPS femoral components. The Zimmer NexGen LPS femoral component recall involved 158 flex gender femoral components and 192 femoral components. Both recalls were issued because the components involved exhibited a nonconforming internal CAM radius. Components subject to recall included:
- Zimmer, NexGen Complete Knee Solution LPS Flex Gender Femoral Component, Size F Right, sterile, REF 00-5764-016-52.
- Zimmer, NexGen Complete Knee Solution LPS Femoral Component, Size G Left, sterile, REF 00-5996-017-01.
Zimmer NexGen Complete Knee Solution MIS Tibial Component Recalls
In September 2010, Zimmer quietly recalled several components after a high number of knee replacement failures were reported. The Zimmer components involved in the recall included NexGen TM Tibial Trays, NexGen MIS Tibial Components and MIS Modular Tibial Plates and Keels. According to the FDA database, there have been 114 reports of complications associated with the recalled Zimmer NexGen MIS tibial components. Problems included reports that the Zimmer NexGen knees had loosened and that patients had to undergo additional knee surgery to have the devices replaced. All 114 cases required revision surgery.
Learn More About Filing A Zimmer NexGen Knee Implant Lawsuit
If you or a loved one suffered complications, including pain, disability and need for revision surgery, because of a defective NexGen Knee Implant component, you may be eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit against Zimmer Inc. To learn more about the legal options available to you, please contact the Zimmer NexGen lawyers at Alonso Krangle LLP by filling out our online form or calling us.