Info About Zimmerman
Zimmerman is the world’s largest producer of knee replacmeent implants. The corporation manufactures thousands of artificial joints, surgical products, and spinal and trauma devices and controls 26 percent of the entire knee replacement market.
Zimmerman Knee Replacement Recalls
It turns out that not all of Zimmerman’s products are safe and made with the highest level of care. For example, Zimmerman’s NexGen Complete Knee Solution MIS Tibial Components, NexGen TM Tibial Trays and MIS Modular Tibial Plates and Keels had to be recalled in September 2010. Later, the NexGen LPS-Flex Gender Femoral Component had to be recalled in December 2010. If that wasn’t bad enough, the FDA issued a Class II Recall in January 2012 and a recall for Zimmerman’s Persona Trabecular Metal Tibial Plate in March, 2015.
Serious Injuries from Faulty Zimmerman Knee Replacement Devices
The faulty design of Zimmerman’s NexGen Flex devices, including the recalled MIS Tibial Components, the NexGen LPS-Flex GSF Femoral Component and three other models, resulted in thousands of people suffering serious, debilitating side effects.
Basis of Complaints by Zimmerman Knee Replacement Recipients
Numerous consumers reported that components loosened creating “radiolucent lines” (i.e. gaps) in between the knee replacement device and the bone or between components. These gaps have the potential to become filled with joint fluid, tissue or debris from implant wear. This can result in osteolysis bone damage, further loosening and knee replacement implant failure.
Thousands of Lives Adversely Effected Because of The Zimmerman Knee Replacement Recall
Zimmerman issued a voluntary recall in March 2015 of over 11,000 units and an Urgent Medical Device Recall notice was issued to hospitals and healthcare providers across the country in February 2015. The notice stated that “all affected product are to be located and quarantined immediately.” Talk about disturbing.
Zimmer admitted that part of the problem with its MIS Tibial Component design is that “MIS procedures are inherently challenging and can involve reduced visibility, which may lead to difficulty with achieving proper implant alignment and cement fixation.” Desptie being aware of these “challenges,” Zimmerman still marketed its products to hospitals and doctors across the country. The result? Thousands of innocent patients forced to have revision surgery to correct the problem.
Time to Take Action
If you or a loved one had a knee replacement and had MIS tibial components implanted, you may be able to take legal action against Zimmerman if you were forced to undergo a revision surgery. Now is the time to speak to a Zimmerman knee replacement recall lawyer to determine your legal rights and move forward with a claim. Contact our law firm today to set up a confidential, no-cost consultation. We know how to handle faulty product cases and have experience with dangerous defective prodcuts such as the DePuy hip replacement device, the Stryker hip replacement device, fentanyl pain patches, and so forth. We are here to help.