Zimmer NexGen Knee Replacement Lawsuit | Zimmer NexGen Knee Lawyer, Attorney, Recall
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Hundreds of Zimmer NexGen knee lawsuits have been filed around the country on behalf of patients who allegedly suffered serious complications following implantation of certain components in the Zimmer NexGen line. These Zimmer NexGen knee replacement lawsuits allege that some of Zimmer’s NexGen knee replacements are associated with a high rate of early failure, and caused patients to suffer serious injuries that resulted in revision surgery to replace the defective knee device. Wright & Schulte LLC is currently investigating Zimmer NexGen knee replacement lawsuits on behalf of patients who suffered serious and debilitating injuries following implantation with any of the following Zimmer knee components:
- NexGen Complete Knee Solution Legacy Posterior Stabilized-Flex Femoral Components (LPS-Flex)
- NexGen Complete Knee Solution Cruciate Retaining-Flex Femoral Components (CR-Flex)
- NexGen Complete Knee Solution Gender Solutions Female LPS-Flex (GSF LPS-Flex)
- NexGen Complete Knee Solution CR-Flex Gender Solutions Female CR-Flex (GSF-Flex)
- All NexGen MIS Total Knee Procedure Stemmed Tibial Components
If you or a loved one developed Zimmer NexGen knee replacement pain, swelling, implant loosening or any other complication that resulted in early revision of your Zimmer NexGen knee replacement, filing a Zimmer NexGen knee replacement lawsuit could ensure that you obtain restitution for your medical medical bills, lost wages from inability to work, and pain and suffering. However, it’s important that you contact Wright & Schulte LLC as soon possible for a free, no obligation Zimmer NexGen knee replacement lawsuit consultation to ensure you are treated fairly and receive all of the compensation the law allows.
Zimmer NexGen Knee Replacement Complications
The Zimmer NexGen knee line was first introduced in 1995. Six years later, in 2001, Zimmer introduced NexGen Knee Flex components, and promised the new products would offer patients far greater range of motion compared to their rivals. Unlike traditional artificial knees, the NexGen Flex products were implanted without the use of cement to anchor the device to the bone. Rather, the NexGen Flex system was supposed to encourage bone growth, or “osseointegration” that would allow the components to become anchored. However, research presented in 2010 found that in at least 9% of Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex knee patients, integration does not occur, leading to failure of the components and need for revision surgery. The same study found implant loosening in 36% of patients fitted with the products.
Signs and symptoms of Zimmer NexGen knee replacement failure may include:
- Knee stiffness
- Knee pain
- Decreased range of motion in the joint
- Difficulty putting weight on the knee
- Difficulty walking or standing
- Feeling of looseness in the knee
- Popping, crunching or clicking noises in the knee
- Need for revision surgery
An artificial knee should last for 15 years or so, but plaintiffs in Zimmer NexGen knee replacement lawsuits allege that some of these components failed within just a few years of their surgery. Some plaintiffs also claim they were left permanently disabled by Zimmer NexGen knee replacement problems, despite having undergone revision surgery to replace the failed implant.
Zimmer NexGen Knee Implant Recalls | FDA Reports
While the NexGen CR-Flex has never been recalled, other Zimmer NexGen knee recalls have been issued for other components in the line:
- In December 2010, Zimmer recalled certain of its NexGen Complete Knee Solution LPS femoral components. This recall was issued after it was determined that the components did not fit together properly once implanted in the body.
- NexGen MIS Tibial component, which are used with the NexGen LPS-Flex and CR-Flex systems. These components were recalled in September 2010, after the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) received reports of at least 114 Zimmer NexGen knee replacement problems. Before they were recalled, Zimmer had distributed more than 68,000 NexGen MIS Tibial components in the U.S.
Zimmer NexGen Knee Replacement Lawsuit Consultations
Hundreds of Zimmer NexGen knee replacement lawsuits have been filed in a multidistrict litigation established in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois. All of the lawsuits claim various Zimmer NexGen knee replacement products are defective and can loosen prematurely, forcing recipients to undergo revision surgery. If you or a loved one experienced Zimmer NexGen knee replacement problems, and would like to explore your legal options about filing a Zimmer NexGen knee replacement lawsuit, please contact Wright & Schulte LLC today by completing the online form on the right, or call toll free, 1-800-399-0795.