Zimmer Persona Recalls Knee Replacement Plate

March 26, 2015

On March 12, Zimmer Persona recalled more than 11,600 of their personalized artificial knee component. The recall of these particular knee replacements primarily impacted all lots and size of the Zimmer Persona Trabecular Metal Tibial Plates. The knee components had only been used for three years, from November 2012 to early 2015, in knee replacement surgeries before they were recalled.

Zimmer Persona made the decision to recall the knee parts after a significant number of patients complained about radiolucent lines and loosening of the parts. Similar devices, they acknowledge, have not had the same complaint rate. These particular plates have failed in about six of every 1,000 implants but that number is expected to rise the longer patients have these specific parts in their bodies. The FDA has since issued a Class 2 recall on the devices.

Patients who have had problems with the parts have experienced problems with initial fixation, which in turn causes knee pain and discomfort. For many patients, these problems have ultimately required additional knee revision surgery, which can be risky, painful and costly. Hospitals across the country have been made aware of the problem and all of the devices in question have been returned to the manufacturer or have been quarantined.

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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