Zimmer NexGen Knee Lawyer in St. Louis, Missouri & Metro-East Illinois
The Zimmer NexGen knee replacement system has been the subject of numerous recalls after a higher-than-expected failure rate was determined for this knee implant system. Patients who have undergone knee replacement with a Zimmer NexGen knee may experience pain, early loosening of the implant, or even knee implant revision surgery as a result of design defects in this faulty medical device.
If you or a loved one received a defective Zimmer NexGen knee or a recalled Zimmer NexGen knee, you may be entitled to significant compensation in a defective medical device lawsuit. Contact a Zimmer NexGen lawyer at our St. Louis, Missouri or Metro-East Illinois office to review your legal options. We offer:
- Free claim evaluations by a local Zimmer NexGen knee lawyer
- Home and hospital visits anywhere in Missouri and Illinois
- No fee unless we win your case
Zimmer NexGen Knee Problems
Since 2003, more than 150,000 Zimmer NexGen CR and Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex Porous Femoral implants have been sold, and a number of doctors have reported a higher-than-expected failure rate of these knees within a few years of surgery. The high failure rate of the Zimmer NexGen knee is believed to be attributable to design defects.
The Zimmer NexGen knees in question are “high-flex” components which attach to the bottom of the thigh bone. Unlike most knee replacements that use cement to hold implants in place, the Zimmer NexGen knees are cementless. Many experts believe this cement-free design is defective. Problems with the Zimmer NexGen knee include:
- Knee stiffness after surgery
- Knee pain and swelling
- Decreased range of motion
- Difficulty walking
- Difficulty putting weight on the replaced knee
- Loosening of the Zimmer NexGen knee replacement
- Knee replacement revision surgery
Zimmer NexGen Knee Recalls
In March 2010, a group of knee surgeons presented data indicating that roughly 9% of patients who received Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex Porous Femoral component required knee surgery revision within two years, and that another 36% of these patients showed signs of significant replacement knee loosening.
In September 2010, a Zimmer NexGen knee recall was issued for over 68,000 knee components after at least 114 reports of knee replacement problems ranging from pain to loosening and the need for knee revision surgery. Recalled Zimmer NexGen knee parts that were recalled include:
- NexGen MIS Tibial Trays
- NexGen MIS Tibial Components
- MIS Modular Tibial Plates and Keels
Contact a Zimmer NexGen Knee Lawyer in St. Louis or Edwardsville
If you received knee replacement with a defective Zimmer NexGen knee, you may be entitled to collect substantial compensation. To learn more about your legal options, contact a Zimmer NexGen knee lawyer at our St. Louis, Missouri or Metro-East Illinois office for a free review of your claim.
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