Zimmer Persona Issues Recall, Has History of Recalls for Various Products and Devices

March 31, 2015

Zimmer, the largest manufacturer of knee implants, has recently recalled its Persona Knee implants after a substantial number of patients complained of pain and complications after the implants were used in their knee replacement surgeries. The FDA has issued a Class II Recall regarding the implants, stating that they can loosen early and cause complications. This particular recall, issued on March 12th of this year, affects all lots and sizes of the Zimmer Persona Trabecular Metal Tibial Plate knee implant. So far, 11,658 devices have been affected. According to the company, the issues with these particular knee implants are related to radiolucent lines and loosening, which in turn cause pain, swelling and tissue and bone damage.

Although the company is well known for its NextGen and High Flex Knees, it has had to issue recalls regarding these and other products before. In 2008, Zimmer briefly recalled the Durom Cup hip component after it was found that it was not staying in place and that its fixation surface was inadequate. In 2010, almost 70,000 MIS Tibial components were recalled because of early loosening. In 2014, 40,000 NexGen Knee models were recalled because of defective screws that led to loosening and failure. As of today, Zimmer has allocated $70 million to pay for the revision surgeries associated with the Durom Cup failure. Lawsuits are still pending regarding these recalls.

If you or someone you love has had any of the lots or sizes C-J of the Zimmer Persona Trabecular Metal Tibial Plate implanted as part of a knee replacement surgery and have experienced pain, loosening, discomfort or have had to undergo additional revision surgery to fix these problems, you may be able to pursue a claim against Zimmer Persona. Individuals who have had problems with these implants are alleging that the company failed to test the design and perform the adequate research required before it was approved for the market.

If you or someone you know has been injured by a recalled or defective product, you deserve to understand the full extent of your legal rights and the compensation you may be entitled to receive. The attorneys at Fears | Nachawati Law Firm have successfully represented hundreds of clients who have been hurt by recalled pharmaceutical devices and products. We understand the painful and costly impact such products can cause our clients and we work hard to pursue claims against those responsible. The attorneys at Fears | Nachawati are national leaders in product recall cases and will be happy to assist you. For a free attorney consultation, please call 1.866.705.7584 or send an email to mn@fnlawfirm.com.

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