Zimmer Knee Replacement Cases
Have you or someone you know been suffering complications with a Zimmer Knee replacement device? If so, you may have a claim against Zimmer, Inc., the company that manufacturers the knee replacement device.
There has been an increase in new products for knee replacement surgery in recent years. The knee replacement systems are designed to last up to 15 years, however are often susceptible to complications including loosening and other failures, which sometimes result in the need for revision surgery.
The NexGen CR-Flex Knee Implant is a total knee replacement device that unlike other knee replacement devices is not cemented to the bone. Doctors have found that the porous non-cement femoral component of the device (the part that covers the head of the femur or thigh bone) is prone to high failure rates.
Recent reports show a number of knee surgeons found that specifically the Zimmer Knee NexGen replacement device has caused complications in more than 8.3% percent of 108 recipients within 5 years of primary knee replacement surgery.
If complications of your Zimmer knee device arise you may hear odd sounds coming from your knee and suffer extreme pain. If your Zimmer knee device fails you will most likely require revision surgery which is much more evasive and complicated than the initial knee replacement surgery.
Your Zimmer knee is deemed to be defective when one or several of the following occur:
- Components of the device improperly fit with each other; or
- Components of the device fail to properly fuse to bone; or
- Components of the device fail to promote healthy tissue integration.
If you received the Zimmer artificial knee and have had to have it replaced or are experiencing problems like fracture, dislocation, pain, popping, loosening, or difficulty walking, the first step is to speak with your doctor. These types of symptoms could indicate that your Zimmer Knee device is becoming loose, that a bone near the implant has been broken, or that the implant parts are rubbing up against each other, or that the device is defective in some other way.
The next step is to speak with a Boston defective Zimmer Knee attorney to find out if you have a case. If you have been implanted with a Zimmer Knee product, your chances of having a claim are high. Problems with these products have been linked to design defects, and in the past few years there has been a dramatic rise in Zimmer Knee lawsuits. Our experienced Zimmer Knee lawyers believe that we will begin to see even more of these lawsuits as the complications become apparent.
If you are going to stand up to Zimmer, Inc., you will undoubtedly need an aggressive and skilled Boston Products Liability lawyer. Zimmer, Inc., has refused to issue a recall for their defective products and refused to accept any liability for the pain and suffering they have caused. With our history of success we have vast experience in negotiating with companies like Zimmer, Inc., making sure that any recovery covers medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, future medical bills and future economic damages. At Altman & Altman, our Massachusetts Defective Zimmer Knee attorneys will see to it that you get the fair settlement that you deserve or, if it becomes necessary, take your case to trial.
Massachusetts Zimmer Knee Injury Attorneys: 617.492.3000 or 800.481.6199
If you or a loved one has been harmed as a result of a Zimmer Knee device or any other product, we can help. Our Zimmer Knee injury lawyers have the experience and skill to take on large companies like Zimmer, Inc., and we have been doing this for multiple decades. At our firm, we consistently get favorable settlements and verdicts for our clients. We do not back down until our clients achieve the just result that they deserve. If you would like to speak with an attorney from Altman & Altman LLP, call us at 617.492.3000 or 800.481.6199(toll-free) or contact us online.