Zimmer® NexGen Knee Lawyers
Our Zimmer Knee Lawyers have devoted their careers to the pursuit of justice for victims of dangerous medical devices and other personal injury violations. As a result of poor replacement knee design, an unacceptably high number of Americans have suffered replacement knee problems and revision surgery. These individuals may be able to collect compensation for their damages by filing a legal claim.
To learn more about Zimmer knee lawsuits, contact our attorneys today to schedule a free legal consultation.
Contact us today to discuss your Zimmer knee lawsuit with a nationally respected lawyer. We offer:
- Private consultations with a medical device attorney, free of charge
- A promise to charge no legal fees unless your claim results in success
- Flexible appointments
- Home and hospital visits
Recently, a number of prominent surgeons presented data to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons suggesting an “unacceptably high” rate of failure associated with a number of Zimmer knee replacement systems. In fact, there have been so many problems with Zimmer replacement knees that many experts are now calling for a Zimmer knee recall.
In most cases, an artificial knee should last up to 15 years before it needs to be replaced. However, a number of reputable studies have documented a very high number of patients whose Zimmer knee failed and needed to be replaced within just two years of implantation. Experts believe the knee’s cementless design is the reason for this high rate of early failure. In addition to early knee implant failure, the following Zimmer knee problems have also been documented:
- Inability to put weight on the knee
- Knee replacement loosening
- Knee stiffness
- Knee pain
- Difficulty walking
- Decreased or limited range of motion
A Zimmer knee recall was issued in September 2010 for the NexGen Tibial Plate. In addition to this Zimmer knee recall, many respected surgeons are now calling for a full recall of all Zimmer NexGen knee components after reviewing a number of scientific studies that presented a higher-than-expected rate of failure for the replacement knee system.
Contact our Zimmer Knee Lawyers
Our lawyers have evidence that Zimmer was aware of potential NexGen knee replacement complications and early failures, but that they did not take steps to warn doctors and patients of the dangers associated with this product. Furthermore, Zimmer failed to take appropriate steps to lessen the risks presented by the NexGen knee system. As a result of this negligence, many Zimmer NexGen knee patients are now eligible to file dangerous medical device lawsuits for compensation for a number of damages. If you have suffered Zimmer knee loosening or Zimmer knee replacement surgery, contact one of our lawyers to learn more about your potential claim in a free legal consultation.