The defective medical product attorneys at the Law Offices of Gregory Krasovsky provide legal support and representation to any plaintiff seeking to pursue a legitimate Zimmer NexGen Knee Replacement lawsuit. In order to successfully take on large medical device companies, it is necessary to have a competent Zimmer NexGen Knee Replacement attorney to help you navigate the legal hurdles. Contact a Zimmer NexGen Knee Replacement lawyer to schedule a free consultation and learn how we can help you secure a just Zimmer NexGen Knee Replacement settlement.
Zimmer, a medical device company, produces the NexGen CR-Flex knee implant, which some doctors claim might be defective or at least of very poor quality. When a patient gets a knee replacement, he or she generally expects that the prosthetic device will last for a long time; however, the NexGen CR-Flex has been reported to become loose within two years in 36% of cases. If this happens, the patient will need to undergo costly and painful revision surgery. The aforementioned statistics are very alarming because about half a million patients in the United States have had Zimmer knee replacements implanted into their bodies. If they failure rate is indeed as high as some doctors speculate, then hundreds of thousands of people might need to have revision surgery.
It is believed that the porous metal component used in the Zimmer knee implant is the root of the problem. Some other brands of knee implants, such as the Smith & Nephew knee replacement, exhibit similar problems. While problems have been reported with a number of Zimmer knee replacement models, Zimmer, Inc and Zimmer Holdings, Inc have, as of yet, refused to initiate a complete Zimmer knee implant recall (Zimmer has, however, recalled certain lots of the Zimmer NexGen LPS knee replacement system).
Knee implants are generally needed for patients who suffer from arthritis or osteoarthritis. Problems with bone-on-bone contact or inflammation of the knee joint require prosthetic devices to be installed to alleviate the pain and return functionality.
Zimmer Knee Implant litigation is currently in its early stages and there has not been a state in which multidistrict litigation has been initiated. Currently, patients who have been injured by Zimmer knee replacements ought to file a lawsuit in the state in which the surgery took place.
At the Law Offices of Gregory Krasovsky, we believe that negligent manufacturers should be held responsible if their products caused grievous injury and inconvenience to patients.
Contact our defective medical device attorneys today to schedule a free and confidential consultation and learn how we can help you recover damages from your unwarranted injury.