South Carolina NexGen Lawyers
The Strom Law Firm is now investigating and evaluating Zimmer NexGen Knee Replacement Lawsuits. If you or a loved one has a Zimmer NexGen Knee replacement, you could be entitled to compensation. Call the Strom Law Firm for a FREE consultation to see if we can help you. 803.252.4800.
Just about 130,000 knee replacement surgeries are performed every year across the nation. Our Zimmer Knee Implant lawyers are evaluating potential lawsuits for claims on behalf of individuals who received a NexGen CR-Flex Zimmer-brand knee implant that is or may be defective.
Studies showed that it loosened, caused pain, discomfort, and sometimes infections which ultimately required additional surgery to replace the failing Zimmer NexGen knee.
Many patients have had to undergo multiple surgeries because of the defective product because of pain, discomfort, and sometimes infections inside the knee.
Zimmer, Inc., the manufacturer of the artificial joint replacement systems, recently announced the recall of more than 65,000 NexGen MIS tibial knee replacement products.
Which Knee Implants are Defective?
The defective Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex device is a Femoral Implant. The femoral implant is artificial mechanism used to cap the femur (the thigh bone) at the point where it attaches to the tibia at the knee. It consists of porous fiber metal and a cobalt-chromium-molybdenum alloy. Unlike many other traditional knee implants it is attached to the femur bone without cement.
The Surgery is pretty common
Knee replacement surgery is generally for individuals who suffer from arthritis or severe fractures. The following are the most common signals for surgery:
This inflammation of the knee joint results in wear and tear on the knee cartilage.
The most common type of knee arthritis, can lead to bone-on-bone contact at the knee joint which can be extremely painful and detrimental to the joint.
What is wrong with the devices?
There have been nearly 1.5 million Zimmer NexGen knee replacements implanted since 1994. Patients who have had a Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex knee replacement surgery have become more concerned with the Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex knee replacement because of its widespread failure rate. The concern about the Zimmer Knee comes from:
- Numerous orthopedic surgeons observed that after two years’ of use that 36% of the implants were loose.
- A long detailed article in the New York Times questioning many of Zimmer’s practices including lawsuits for kickbacks to doctors for urging patients to use their implants.
- The Senate Finance Committee investigating Zimmer’s product safety.
Call the Strom Law Firm today for a free consultation. 803.252.4800
By: South Carolina Personal Injury Lawyer Pete Strom