The Zimmer NexGen knee replacement system has been associated with a number of adverse side effects that may require painful revision surgery. Our lawyers are investigating potential lawsuits around the country on behalf of victims who received a faulty NexGen knee implant.
Knee Implant Update 7/25/12: A new study has identified a disturbing trend of heart attacks among patients who undergo hip or knee replacement procedures, particularly in the days and weeks immediately following surgery. The heart attack risk was found to be some 30 times higher during the first two weeks after the operation, raising questions about what – if anything – doctors may be able to do to reduce the danger of hip and knee hip implant surgeries. Click here to learn more.
Zimmer Knee Replacement Lawsuit Update 7/13/12: Nearly a year after a panel of judges consolidated all federal Zimmer knee replacement lawsuits into a multidistrict litigation (MDL), lawyers involved with the cases are scheduled to meet with the MDL court today to discuss the upcoming proceedings. When the Zimmer litigation was originally consolidated in August 2011, the MDL panel transferred 18 cases from different federal districts throughout the country to the Northern District of Illinois for coordinated management during pretrial proceedings. Since then, more than 440 additional lawsuits filed in other U.S. District Courts have been transferred into the Zimmer NexGen MDL, with nearly 100 of the complaints coming in the last month alone. Click here to learn more.
Free Zimmer NexGen Knee Case Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been injured by any of the Zimmer NexGen Knee products listed in this article, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.
What’s the problem?
Knee replacement surgery is a popular medical procedure that has seen a tremendous increase in new products in recent years. One such device manufactured by Indiana-based Zimmer Holdings is the NexGen knee implant system. Since first being introduced, the Zimmer NexGen knee replacement system has been implanted in over 500,000 patients nationwide. However, the system has recently been linked to a variety of adverse side effects, the most serious of which require painful revision surgery to correct. While most knee replacement systems are designed to last up to 15 years, there have been reports of device failure in the Zimmer NexGen knee system in two years or less. According to a recent study, 36 percent of these implants were loose and nearly 10 percent required revision surgery due to looseness and serious pain.
Bellwether Trials Scheduled for October ‘15
Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer has ordered opening statements in the first Zimmer NexGen bellwether trial to begin Oct. 13, 2015, according to Law360. To date, over 1,000 complaints have been centralized before Pallmeyer in the Northern District of Illinois. Click here to learn more.
Signs & Symptoms of a Defective Zimmer NexGen Knee
Have you experienced any of the following problems involving a Zimmer NexGen knee replacement? The system has been associated with increasingly high incidences of:
- Unexplained pain or discomfort after knee replacement
- Loosening of replacement knee
- Difficulty walking
- Knee replacement failure
- Knee revision surgery
Which Zimmer Products may be Defective?
If you have been implanted with any of the following devices and have experienced any of the side effects listed above, you may be entitled to compensation:
- Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex Knee Replacement
- Zimmer NexGen LPS-Flex
- Zimmer MIS – Tibial base plate
- Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex Porous Femoral component
Do I have a Zimmer NexGen Knee Lawsuit?
The Product Liability and Defective Medical Device Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Zimmer NexGen knee lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.