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Recently, patients affected by the FDA recall of Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex or LPS-Flex femoral component pieces in connection with knee replacement surgery have been filing compensation claims for their injuries.
There currently is a limited Zimmer knee replacement recall for a specific tibial component. Unfortunately, many people don’t know if a knee implanted during their surgery contained recalled components. We can help you how to find out if you were given a recalled knee replacement component and help you understand your legal rights in filing a Zimmer knee recall claim if you suffered from knee surgery complications.
Component Recall In September, 2010 the FDA issued a Class II Recall related to the MIS Stemmed Tibial component - a part that may be used with both the Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex and LPS-Flex femoral components. Specifically, the surgical instructions informed orthopedics could implant the MIS Stemmed Tibial component without a drop-down stem - i,e., a peg that attaches to the bottom of the baseplate and is driven into the tibia for added stability. In the Spring of 2010, several prominent orthopedists issued a report at the AAOS describing concerns they had related to the use of Zimmer’s MIS Stemmed Tibial component.
In April, 2010, Zimmer issued an “Urgent Device Correction” to doctors alerting them that implanting the product without the stem was not recommended. Ultimately, in September of 2010, issued its recall that affected the MIS Stemmed Tibial component. The MIS Stemmed Tibial component was designed to be used with other NexGen femoral components including both the NexGen CR-Flex and LPS-Flex. The recall did does not address other tibial or femoral pieces.
Zimmer Knee Replacement Problems? Some patients have experienced side effects including pain or loosening or a knee failure caused by an improper surgical technique involving a specific MIS tibial base-plate. We are helping those who have been diagnosed with a knee failure or aseptic loosening from a recall related to an improper manufacturing process associated with Zimmer’s NexGen LPS-Flex design, and representing families in filing Zimmer lawsuit knee claims.
Most cases involving patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty surgery are performed to repair damage to the knee joint caused by osteoarthritis. The cartilage between the bottom of the femur and top of the tibia wear away until the two bones rub against each other. This causes pain, making daily activities such as walking increasingly difficult and painful. Over 150,000 people have decided to have the Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex knee replacement surgically implanted to help reduce or eliminate the pain and restore their mobility.
Zimmer Inc. is one of the largest joint implant manufacturers in the world. They develop and sell a range of products designed to replace the knee joint. Unfortunately, a few have caused complications, including pain and loosening of the implant. Some patients affected by knee replacement problems have looked at their legal options including filing a Zimmer lawsuit knee claim.
Knee replacement is usually a success in the majority of people who have it. When problems do occur, most are treatable. Possible problems include:
Infection - Areas in the wound or around the new joint may get infected. It may happen while you’re still in the hospital or after you go home. It may even occur years later. Minor infections in the wound are usually treated with drugs. Deep infections may need a second operation to treat the infection or replace the joint.
Blood clots - If your blood moves too slowly, it may begin to form lumps of blood parts called clots. If pain and swelling develop in your legs after hip or knee surgery, blood clots may be the cause. The doctor may suggest drugs to make your blood thin or special stockings, exercises, or boots to help your blood move faster. If swelling, redness, or pain occurs in your leg after you leave the hospital, contact your doctor right away.
Loosening - The new joint may loosen, causing pain. If the loosening is bad, you may need another operation. New ways to attach the joint to the bone should help.
Dislocation - Sometimes after knee or other joint replacement, the ball of the prosthesis can come out of its socket. In most cases, the knee can be corrected without surgery. A brace may be worn for a while if a dislocation occurs.
Wear - Some wear can be found in all joint replacements. Too much wear may help cause loosening. The doctor may need to operate again if the prosthesis comes loose. Sometimes, the plastic can wear thin, and the doctor may just replace the plastic and not the whole joint
Nerve and blood vessel injury - Nerves near the replaced joint may be damaged during surgery, but this does not happen often. Over time, the damage often improves and may disappear. Blood vessels may also be injured.
Nationwide Zimmer Nexgen Recall Claims We represent all patients subject to the FDA recall of the Zimmer tibial plate, those who received a NexGen CR-Flex during their surgery and those who received a NexGen LPS-Flex knee, on a contingency basis. This means that there are never any legal fees unless we win compensation in your case.
Contact us today if you are experiencing problems, including knee failure or aseptic loosening, particularly with the tibial plate component of the implant.
Zimmer NexGen Knee Lawsuit Our team of Zimmer lawsuit knee replacement lawyers is currently representing individuals and families of patients affected by the FDA recall of certain component pieces. A number of people throughout the United States have received a knee replacement that may be affected by the 2010 recall of knee components. Certain patients have suffered from the side effects of an implant used during their knee surgery due to problems with knee components. Unfortunately, many people don't know if a knee was implanted during their surgery that contained recalled components.
We can help you how to find out if you were given a recalled knee replacement component and help you understand your legal rights in filing a Zimmer knee lawsuit if you suffer from knee surgery complications or if you have unpaid medical bills, time lost from work or have to undergo a revision surgery.
We believe that the manufacturer of Zimmer's NexGen knee replacement device should be held accountable for any harm they are legally responsible for and patients should be fairly compensated for their damages. Patients suffering from a knee failure have had their lives changed in a number of ways including:
• Unpaid medical bills • Lost wages • Emotional suffering • Permanent injuries • Likliehood of future revision surgeries • Loss of their quality of life
If you or a loved one is subject to the FDA knee recall involving the tibial components or has suffered from undergoing an additional surgery because of a knee implant failure, you may have important legal rights. We have lawyers dedicated to helping knee recall surgery patients who have been affected by the FDA recall.
Our Zimmer knee replacement lawyers are available to speak to you if you or a family member is part of the FDA recall and had the knee replacement implanted during surgery. Whether you need help finding out if the recalled implant was used during surgery or want to discuss your legal options we are ready to help.
Patients and families nationwide have looked at filing a Zimmer knee lawsuit claims based on problems with the implants and problems associated with an additional surgery. The lawsuits claim that the manufacturer was negligent in several ways including:
• failing to adequately warn consumers of unreasonable and dangerous failure rate • failing to conduct adequate pre-market testing and post-marketing studies to determine the safety and side effects of the component pieces • failing to use ordinary care in designing, testing and manufacturing component pieces How We Can Help? Our team of attorneys is currently helping people throughout the United States who have been affected by the Zimmer NexGen knee component recall for the tibial plate component with filing claims. If you received a knee implant and either have or will need to undergo revision surgery due to problems including loosening of the implant or knee failure, you may be entitled to financial compensation.
There is a limited time to file a claim. Please contact us at your earliest convenience for a confidential, no-obligation consultation. It costs nothing to talk to us about your case. We are here to listen, offer our advice and help you determine what your legal options are. If you decide to pursue a claim, there are never any fees unless we recover compensation for you.
Call our or contact our office today at 727-397-9198 for a free initial consultation regarding your potential claim.