Zimmer NexGen Knee Replacement Implants Associated With High Failure Rate; Lawsuits Likely

Zimmer Inc., the Indiana-based global medical device company, may soon find themselves fighting additional product liability, negligence and failure to warn lawsuits as more and more knee replacement surgery patients are alleging that their Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex knee implants are defective. The manufacturer, most recently in the news over its defective hip replacement Zimmer Durom Cups, is being urged to recall the allegedly defective knee implant medical devices.

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Zimmer Durom Cup Lawsuits Continue

Lawsuits alleging that orthopedic device manufacturer Zimmer Inc. failed to recall its Durom Replacement Actabular Components continue. The company voluntarily suspended sales of the product in July 2008 after patients and the medical community complained that the cups were defective.

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Zimmer Durum Cup Lawsuit: Fall 2010 Status Of Litigation

Zimmer Durom Cup hip prosthetic devices have been associated with a high failure rate compared to the European and Canadian counterparts manufactured by the same company. Zimmer Durom Cup lawsuits have been filed against the manufacturer and many are now in the discovery phase.

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Zimmer Recalls Persona Knee Implant, Patients Seek Compensation

A component of a knee replacement product known as the Persona total knee replacement system has been recalled by the manufacturer. Patients who have had a knee replacement using the Persona implant may need further surgery to avoid the risk of product failure or to correct problems caused by the loosening of the implant. Those patients may have the right to receive compensation.

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