Zimmer Biomet has issued a recall for its Persona knee replacement after the implant was linked to reports of early loosening which can lead to adverse health complications, including the need for painful revision surgery.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one had problems following knee replacement surgery, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and our lawyers can help.
Zimmer Persona Recall
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approved the Zimmer Personalized Knee System (Zimmer Persona Knee) in late 2012. Just 3 years later, the company issued a Class II Recall for the Trabecular Metal Tibial Plate, a component of the implant, after it was linked to numerous reports of problems that could lead to revision surgery.
Nearly 12,000 Zimmer Persona knee replacements were affected. The company also recalled the Persona Tibial Articular Surface Provisional Shim, a tool used during knee replacement surgery, because of the potential for complications.
Of the complaints Zimmer received:
- 36% identified symptomatic radiolucent lines or were revised for loosening
- 28% had asymptomatic radiolucencies
- 8% subsided
- 28% were inconclusive
- Knee Pain
- Knee Replacement Loosening
- Lack of Artificial Knee Fixation
- Device Failure
- Need for Revision Surgery
Dangers of Knee Revision Surgery
Though revision surgery may fix many of the complications associated with the Zimmer Persona knee, these surgeries come with their own risks. Since the knee has already been operated on once, it is more vulnerable to problems the second time around.
Complications associated with knee revision surgery include:
- Pain and swelling
- Nerve, tissue, or blood vessel damage
- Bone loss
- Blood clots
- Leg length differences
Class Action Lawsuit Information
Although Schmidt & Clark, LLP, is a nationally recognized class action firm, we are currently not filing class action lawsuits over injuries alleged from the Zimmer Persona knee replacement system. This is because in complex medical device litigation, class actions often result in small settlement amounts for class members, as well as higher attorney fees.
Our law firm files individual lawsuits because we believe every person who was injured by a defective knee replacement deserves an attorney who is committed to their case. We specialize in bringing negligent device-makers to justice.
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Do I Have a Zimmer Persona Knee Lawsuit?
The Medical Device Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Zimmer Persona Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new knee implant complications cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you had problems with a knee replacement device, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.