Zimmer® Knee Lawsuits
The Zimmer NexGen CR- Flex Knee Replacement has come under scrutiny by Dr. Richard Berger, a prominent knee replacement surgeon, who has requested a cemetless Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex Knee Replacement recall by the FDA. According to Dr. Berger, many patients have reported a loosening of their cementless CR-Flex Zimmer Knee Replacement which causes severe pain, swelling and difficulty walking. These symptoms may require a revision surgery to replace the cementless Zimmer NexGen Knee Replacement device with another implant.
Our Zimmer knee attorneys are helping clients by investigating Zimmer knee lawsuits on behalf of victims and their families across the United States. We represent every Zimmer knee lawsuit client on a contingent fee basis, meaning there are absolutely no legal fees or costs unless you recover money.
Call us at 1-888-554-2889 to speak to one of our medical product liability attorneys personally. We offer:
- A free, no-obligation case evaluation with a personal injury attorney
- No attorney fees or costs unless you recover money
- Helping victims Nationwide with Zimmer Knee claims
Zimmer Knee Replacement Lawsuit?
In March 2010, during a conference of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, two knee replacement surgeons provided data suggesting the Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex Knee Replacement failure rate may possibly be as high as nine percent (9%) — far too high for a knee replacement device.
The lead author of the study, Dr. Richard Berger, reported that the rate of failure for these cementless Zimmer knee replacements were "unacceptably high." When the research was conducted, researchers were monitoring 108 knee replacement surgeries where the surgeons were using a Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex knee replacement device. They discovered that 9 of those patients had to have the surgery corrected.
The research also found that 39 of the patients suffered from radiographic-loosening knee implants. The doctors involved did not think that these effects were caused by doctor error, different surgical approaches by the doctors or patient type. They concluded that the loosening may be caused by a design defect with the cementless Zimmer Cr-Flex NexGen knee replacement device itself.
Zimmer Knee Replacement Problems
Knee replacement patients who received the Zimmer MIS Tibial Plate, Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex, Zimmer NexGen LPS-Flex or Zimmer NexGen GSF-Flex knee replacement may be forced to suffer through a painful knee replacement revision surgery in order to correct any complications resulting form the original implant. We are investigating claims on behalf of patients who have experienced a loosening of their Zimmer knee implant. Symptoms associated with a loose Zimmer Knee Replacement include:
- Unexplained knee stiffness after knee replacement surgery
- Loosening of the Zimmer Knee Replacement implant
- Knee pain and swelling due to a loose knee replacement
- Difficulty walking caused by a loose knee replacement
- Decreased range of motion in the knee joint
- Difficulty putting weight on the knee
NOTE: Our description of your legal rights is not intended to imply that any Zimmer knee product is defective. That can only be determined through a case-specific investigation by a product liability attorney.
Revision surgery following Zimmer Knee Replacement
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, your doctor can check for loosening by scanning or x-raying your bones. If your Zimmer NexGen knee replacement device is found to be loose, you may be entitled to substantial compensation.
Zimmer Knee Replacement Lawyers
If you or a loved one has a Zimmer NexGen knee replacement that causes pain and requires knee revision surgery or replacement knee surgery, contact our product liability lawyers now for a free consultation with an experienced product liability attorney. We can investigate your claim and potentially help you and your family to get the justice and compensation you need and deserve.
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