Consumer Alert: Reports of Zimmer NexGen knees show a 9% failure rate, as well as evidence of loosening in half of all recipients. Most of these devices have been FDA approved but have not undergone any testing in patients. Unfortunately, no one knows what will happen with these products until it is too late, and many patients have to undergo painful revision surgery to remove the defective implants.
Free Confidential Case Review: If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective Zimmer knee replacement, you should contact us as soon as possible for a free confidential review of your potential case.
Knee Replacement Surgery
In total knee replacement surgery, damaged bone surfaces and cartilage are removed and replaced with artificial implants made of metal and a plastic material. When all of the implants are in place and the ligaments are properly adjusted, the surgeon sews the layers of tissue back into their proper position. The decision to have knee replacement surgery should be made carefully after consulting your doctor and considering the potential side effects.
Zimmer Knee Side Effects
Symptoms of a defective knee implant failure may include (but are not limited to):
- unexplained pain or discomfort after knee replacement
- loosening of replacement knee
- loose feeling in the replacement joint
- difficulty walking
- knee pain
Zimmer NexGen ‘High-Flex’ Component
One possible issue with the Zimmer knee may be its “high-flex” component, which is attached to the bottom of a patient’s thigh bone. Surgical cement is used in most knee replacements to prevent loosening, but not with the Zimmer NexGen. Based on mounting evidence, many believe this defective design is the source of problem.
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The Zimmer Knee Replacement Litigation Group at our law firm includes some of America’s most passionate, accomplished and skilled trial lawyers. When choosing our firm to represent you in your potential Zimmer knee replacement claim, you will not only gain access to a level of professional legal representation previously available only to large corporations, but also to an exceptional level of personal attention and customer service from compassionate trial lawyers found at no other law firm.
We are handling individual lawsuits nationwide and currently accepting new Zimmer knee replacement cases in all 50 states.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a Zimmer knee replacement, you should contact us as soon as possible for a free confidential review of your potential case.