Zimmer's NexGen knee replacement product line has been the subject of controversy as many of the components have been recalled due to do injuries believed to be related to the implants. The MIS tibial component that was used in NexGen Flex knee procedures was recalled in September of 2010 due to increased complains of device failure. Shortly after this recall, another NexGen component, the LPS-Flex was recalled by the FDA stating that the implants had "nonconforming geometry" which was leading to bone fracture and ultimately, device failure.
Component Loosening & Device Failure
Component loosening is a serious complication that has been associated with the Zimmer NexGen implants. Over time, normal wear and tear on the device can cause the components in the implant to loosen from their intended locations. When this occurs, the risk of infection in the area increases greatly. Additionally, component loosening can cause extreme pain. In most cases, revision surgery is required to realign and correct the implant. It is important to contact your physician immediately if you believe component loosening may be occurring in your artificial knee device.
Michigan Zimmer NexGen Knee Lawsuits
Our Michigan dangerous device attorneys at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. can help if you or someone you care about has been harmed by a defective Zimmer knee device. Lawsuits are being filed against Zimmer for failure to produce a safe and effective product. The NexGen product line has been under heavy scrutiny and several components have been recalled in the past. Lawsuits seek compensation for pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost wages, and psychological damage. You may be entitled to a settlement.
Our No Fee Promise on Michigan Zimmer Knee Cases
Call us today at (800) 606-1717 to speak with an attorney. We will listen to your story and determine if you have a case against Zimmer. If we believe you do have a case, we will represent you under our No Fee Promise, which means you will not be responsible for any fees unless we are able to obtain a settlement or jury verdict for you. This is our promise to you.
Remember, there are strict time deadlines for filing defective medical device lawsuits, so it is important you contact an attorney as soon as possible. If you miss your deadline to file, your case could be lost forever. There is nothing to lose, so call our award winning lawyers today!