Zimmer Persona Knee Replacement Lawsuit
Thousands of Zimmer Persona knee replacement components were recalled in early 2015, following reports that suggest patients may be at risk of experiencing problems where the artificial knee loosens and ultimately fails, resulting in the need for revision surgery.
STATUS OF ZIMMER PERSONA KNEE LAWSUITS: Product liability lawyers are reviewing whether individuals throughout the United States may be eligible for financial compensation through a Zimmer Persona knee lawsuit if they have experienced:
- Knee Pain
- Knee Replacement Failure
- Revisions Surgery or Removal
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MANUFACTURER: Zimmer, Inc.
OVERVIEW: The Zimmer Persona is a “Personalized Knee” replacement system, promoted as a personally fitted artificial implant that matches the patient’s body with a high degree of accuracy.
The knee implant was introduced in late 2012, featuring a substance called “trabecular metal”, which Zimmer claims eliminates complexity, the time needed to implant the device, and wear and tear due to the elimination of cement commonly used to bond knee implants with existing bone.
Shortly after the Persona Knee was launched, it became an important product for Zimmer, serving as a primary sales growth driver for the manufacturer in 2014.
Despite claims that the Zimmer Persona knee was “ushering in a new era of personalization”, design defects associated with the knee replacement began to surface shortly have doctors began implanting the device.
ZIMMER PERSONA KNEE RECALL: In early 2015, the manufacturer acknowledged that a large number of patients were experiencing problems with Zimmer Persona knee replacements, involving loosening of the implant due to a lack of fixation. In many cases this required revision surgery to remove the Zimmer Persona knee.
An Urgent Medical Device Recall notice (PDF) was mailed to hospitals and surgeons, recalling the Zimmer Persona Trabecular metal Tibial Plate from the market.
Zimmer initially estimated that the complaint rate is about 0.61%, or about six out of every 1,000 Zimmer Persona knee replacement systems implanted. However, some experts indicate that the Zimmer Persona knee failure rate may be substantially higher the longer the artificial knee replacement remains in place.
On March 12, 2015, the FDA announced that the company’s warning letter was categorized as a Class 2 Recall for Zimmer Persona knee components. More than 11,600 knee replacement patients may be impacted by issues with the Persona Trabecular Metal Tibial Plate.
FIND OUT IF YOU MAY QUALIFY FOR A ZIMMER PERSONA KNEE SETTLEMENT: Free consultations and claim evaluations are provided by Zimmer Persona Knee recall lawyers for individuals throughout the United States who have suffered pain or had to undergo revision surgery after receiving the Zimmer Persona Knee implant.
MistySeptember 26, 2023 at 10:32 pm
I had a knee replacement in 2021 nothing but problems ever since.
DennisMay 10, 2022 at 4:22 pm
i had both my (Zimmer) knees done in 2018 and had to do my left over in 2021
KandiMarch 13, 2017 at 9:40 pm
Lots of problems with knee.
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