Of all the Zimmer knee components that have been recalled, the Natural-Knee II Durasul All-Poly Patella was the least publicized. This recall was issued in January 2012 due to an increased risk of bone fracture, which could lead to complete device failure. At the time of the recall, over 100,000 Natural-Knee devices had already been implanted in patients.
Bone Fracture & Component Failure
Bone fracture is a complication that has long been associated with artificial device implants. Unfortunately, Zimmer knee products have an increased tendency to cause this complication. Bone fracture occurs in knee implants due to improper placement of the device or component failure. When bone fractures occur, it can lead to the device shifting in location, or failing completely. When bones fracture it can be extremely painful, and in most cases revision surgery is required to repair the bone, realign the device, or insert a completely new artificial knee. These procedures are extremely expensive, and require extended time to completely heal. Lawsuits against Zimmer seek compensation for pain and suffering, medical bill expenses, lost wages due to time taken off work, and psychological damages. You may be entitled to a lawsuit if you or a loved one underwent knee surgery and had a Zimmer Natural-Knee device installed that eventually failed or caused damage.
Michigan Zimmer Natural-Knee Component Lawsuits
Our Michigan defective 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 currently being filed against the pharmaceutical company for their failure to produce a safe and reliable knee replacement device. The Natural-Knee Durasul All-Poly Patella was recalled in January 2012, and lawsuits continue to be filed for people who have had this device installed and currently are experiencing complications due to bone fracturing and device failure. You may be entitled to a settlement.
Our No Fee Promise on Michigan Zimmer Knee Cases
Call our award winning legal team today at (800) 606-1717 to speak with an attorney about your situation. We will listen to your story and determine if you have a claim against Zimmer. If we believe you have a case, we will begin work immediately by obtaining your medical records and having our medical experts review your files. Of course, we will represent you under our No Fee Promise, which mean you will not pay anything unless we are able to obtain a settlement or jury verdict. There is absolutely nothing to lose, so call us today!
Remember, there are strict time deadlines to filing defective medical device lawsuits so it is important that you contact an attorney as soon as possible. If you miss the deadline to file your claim, it could be lost forever!