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Zimmer Persona FAQ

People who underwent knee replacement surgery with the Zimmer Persona implant have filed lawsuits against the manufacturer, alleging 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.

What is the Zimmer Persona Device?

The Zimmer Persona Personalized Knee System is a knee prosthesis that employs modular components between the tibial plates and articular surfaces. The device is intended to resurface the articulating surface of the femoral, tibial and patellar bones.

Who is the Persona Knee Recommended for?

Zimmer markets the Persona knee to patients with severe knee pain and disability due to:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, traumatic arthritis and polyarthritis
  • Collagen disorders
  • Avascular necrosis of the femoral condyle
  • Post-traumatic loss of joint configuration
  • Moderate valgus, varus and flexion deformities
  • Failed previous surgical attempts to save the knee
  • Unrepairable flexion instability

What is the Tibial Articular Surface Provisional (TASP) Shim?

The TASP shim is a surgical tool used during total knee replacement with the Zimmer Persona. It is intended to allow the surgeon to identify the thickness requirements of the knee implant and achieve range of motion for the knee replacement. Use of the device has been linked to problems related to the ball bearings.

Why was the Zimmer Knee Recalled?

In March 2015, the Zimmer Persona Trabecular Metal Tibial Plate was recalled after less than 3 years on the market. Zimmer initiated the recall after receiving a higher than expected number of reports involving loosening of the implant and/or symptomatic problems that had to be fixed with revision surgery.

Which Complications has the Zimmer Persona Been Linked to?

Problems with Zimmer Persona knee implants are caused by poor seating and/or fixation, which can lead to the following complications:

  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Replacement Loosening
  • Lack of Artificial Knee Fixation
  • Device Failure
  • Need for Revision Surgery

How Many Affected Models Were Sold?

More than 11,000 potentially defective implants were sold throughout the U.S., including to more than a dozen Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals, from Nov. 2012 thru Jan. 2015.

Has a Class Action Been Filed?

No Zimmer Persona class action lawsuit is currently pending in the knee replacement litigation. All complaints are currently being filed on an individual basis. Contact our lawyers to learn more about your legal rights.

What Compensation May I Be Awarded?

Compensation for victims of knee replacement failure varies on a case by case basis. There are many factors that contribute to the final settlement amount awarded in each case. This is why it is important to contact an attorney who specializes in medical device litigation as soon as possible if you’ve been injured.

How Can I Get a Settlement?

Zimmer has not yet offered any settlements in the Persona knee litigation. The device was approved in 2012 and the first problems have only been reported over the past few years. However, as more lawsuits over the implant are filed, the likelier it is the company will be forced to negotiate settlements with the plaintiffs.

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 Knee Replacement lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new knee surgery complications cases in all 50 states.

Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you had problems after knee replacement surgery, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.

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