In March 2010, a set of prominent knee surgeons presented a study indicating that 9% of patients who received Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex knee implants needed revision surgery in only 2 years, and an additional 36% of patients experienced severe pain due to knee loosening. In late 2010, the Food and Drug Administration issued recalls for the MIS Tibia and LPS Femoral components of Zimmer NexGen knee implant models. An alarming number of NexGen knee implant patients have experienced severe pain, limited range of motion, and revision surgery due to the knee implant loosening.
The multiple recalls affect more than 68,000 component parts of Zimmer NexGen knee implant models sold worldwide. Concerns first arose when Zimmer’s star surgeon expressed doubts concerning his troubling implant results. A set of leading orthopedic surgeons presented the data to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons in March 2010, which led to wider scrutiny and knee implant recalls last September.
If you or a loved one has received a Zimmer NexGen knee implant in the last five years, please contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation about your potential case.
Our Experience in Defective Medical Device and Medical Malpractice Cases
GJEL Accident Attorneys has more than 30 years of experience litigating medical device and medical malpractice cases, which assures that we will investigate the cause of a defective product accident, obtain the industry’s best expert opinions, and fight to your right to compensation. GJEL played a major role in two of California’s largest medical lawsuits of the past 10 years, which included a $1.05 Billion national settlement with Sulzer AG for surgeries related to defective hip and knee implants, and a $417 Million settlement with Tenet Healthcare for its role in unnecessary heart surgeries at Redding Medical Center. GJEL attorney Luke Ellis was appointed in both cases by courts to serve as one of the lead plaintiffs attorneys in the Judicial Council Coordinated Proceedings (JCCP).
More than 3,000 people were subject to surgery to replace their defective hip and knee implants in the Sulzer case, and approximately 1,000 more who could not undergo replacement surgery were included in the settlement.