The culmination of three individual lawsuits in recent weeks has added weight to the long-suspected link between Zimmer NexGen knee replacement systems and their high failure rate. All three lawsuits dealt specifically with Zimmer NexGen Legacy Posterior Stabilized (LPS) components.
The NexGen Legacy Posterior Stabilized (LPS) knee replacement is designed to accommodate resumption of high-flexion in daily activities. The parts, which use a “high-flex” femoral component, are designed to allow a greater degree of flexion than standard femoral components. However, plaintiffs argue that increased pliability increases the risk of the knee replacement system loosening. As a result, Zimmer is being accused of selling a device that causes severe pain and suffering.
Angela Coleman, of Michigan, David R. Langevin, of Minnesota, and Barry Davis, of Kentucky, the individuals filing claims against Zimmer, indicate that the device maker created the image and impression that using the Zimmer NexGen knee was safe, despite knowledge of serious injuries associated with the components.
In a 2007 study published in The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (British Edition), researchers concluded that 38% of the recipients were subjected to a dangerous device and reported loosening after only a two year period. In half of the reported loosening cases, individuals were forced to undergo additional and painful revision surgery.
These lawsuits should come at no surprise to Zimmer, for a Zimmer NexGen LPS recall was issued in September 2010, involving certain high-flex femoral components that were found to have nonconforming and inconsistent geometry.
Do I Have a Zimmer NexGen Knee Replacement Lawsuit?
The trial lawyers at The Senators (Ret.) Firm, LLP have decades of experience navigating through complex legislative and regulatory issues and litigating high stakes cases all over the nation. Our law firm focuses on the representation of plaintiffs in Zimmer NexGen Knee Replacement lawsuits. We are currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a Zimmer NexGen knee replacement system, you should contact us immediately. You may be entitled to compensation and / or refund by participating in a class action lawsuit and we can help.