Info on the Zimmer Knee Replacement Lawsuit
There have been over 1.45 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 failure rate. Many of those who had a Zimmer knee replacement surgery now feel like they are victims of Zimmer’s knee replacement’s early failure rate. The concern about the Zimmer Knee comes from:
- Several noted orthopedic surgeons who observed that after two years’ of use that 36% of the implants were loose,
- A long New York Times article questioning many of Zimmer’s practices and lawsuits for kickbacks to doctors for pushing their products
- A letter from Senator Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) which indicated that the Senate Finance Committee was investigating Zimmer’s product safety.
Who Is At Risk Of Being A Victim Of A Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex Knee Replacement?
Those who have received a Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex knee replacement may be at risk for an early failure of their Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex knee replacement. Surgeons from Rush University Medical Center urged consumers to avoid the Zimmer knee replacements and use a different brand. If you have a NexGen CR-Flex knee replacement, you should contact your surgeon to follow up and have tests on your knee to make sure it is working well and not loose.
What Are The Symptoms Of The Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex Knee And Why Is There Concern About The Early Failure Rate Of The Zimmer Knee Replacement?
The patients who reported problems in the first five years and had revision surgery reported a variety of symptoms. These symptoms included pain, swelling and problems walking. These symptoms are normal if you have just had a knee replacement. If the symptoms continue or come back, it is a sign that there may be a problem.
Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex knee replacements are supposed to last for 15 years. However, many people are injured by the Zimmer knee replacement because they need their knee replacement revised after only 3 years. Additionally, many people have reported that the Zimmer knee is loose after only 2 years of use.
What Can I Do If I Think I Am A Victim Of A Zimmer Knee Replacement?
If you have had a Zimmer NexGen knee replacement surgery and are either suffering from pain, swelling, problems walking or have had to have a revision surgery, you may be able to sue Zimmer. Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex knee replacement lawyers are offering free legal consultations to anyone injured by this medical device. If you are suffering from a Zimmer NexGen Knee replacement - contact an attorney today!
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex Knee?
The nexGen CR-Flex Knee is a partial knee replacement product produced by Zimmer. Each knee replacement includes three components: A metal femoral component that replaces the end … more
Has There Been A Recall Of The Zimmer NexGen Knee Replacements?
While there hasn't been a formal recall of the Zimmer knee replacement systems, there have been calls from prominent orthopedic surgeons to recall the Zimmer knee replacement systems based on … more
What Are Some Side Effects of the Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex Knee Replacement?
There are many potential side effects of knee surgery. These include: Infection of the knee or surrounding area Thrombophiebitis (vein swelling caused by a blood clot) Heart attack or stroke … more
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