Zimmer NexGen Knee Replacement Lawsuit
All across the United States, the Zimmer NexGen knee replacement system is and continues to be a popular option among individuals in need of knee replacement surgery. Their devices are designed to provide patients with a greater range of motion compared to traditional implants.
Unfortunately, orthopedic device manufacturer Zimmer has distributed numerous knee replacement systems that appear to have a higher failure rate compared to industry averages over the years, and is suffering from a high rate of failures and complications. While some patients needed revisions within only one or two years of their surgery, other patients suffered severe complications resulting from the implant surgeries. While a knee replacement can typically last for up to 15 years, studies show that Zimmer replacement systems are prone to failure in only three years or less.
The U.S Food and Drug Administration issued a Zimmer Knee replacement recall for specific components of the system in 2010, and sent notices to patients who had implants using the defective product that explained the risk of the replacement failing prematurely. Patients were encouraged to seek medical treatment as soon as possible.
Signs and symptoms commonly associated with a defective or loose knee replacement are swelling and pain, knee stiffness, loosening of the implant, decreased range of knee joint motion, difficulty putting weight on the knee, and difficulty walking.
Individuals in the state of Florida and throughout the US who have developed a serious health condition due to a Zimmer knee replacement may have the grounds to file a class action lawsuit to seek monetary compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other damages. At the Law offices Philip DeBerard, Injury Attorney, our team of legal professionals can help clients from all across the US evaluate their case.
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