St. Louis Zimmer Persona Knee Recall Lawyers

The medical product liability attorneys at our firm are currently interviewing a number of clients throughout the St. Louis and Metro-East Illinois areas to investigate Zimmer Persona knee recall lawsuits. If you have suffered pain, infection, immobility, or knee replacement revision surgery due to a possibly defective Zimmer Persona knee, you may be entitled to substantial compensation for your damages.

About the Zimmer Persona Knee Recall

The FDA issued a Class II recall of the Zimmer Persona Trabecular knee replacement system on March 12, 2015. The recall affects at roughly11, 658 units.

The Zimmer Persona knee replacement system was distributed from November 2012 through January 2015 in at least 25 states, and was marketed as “The Personalized Knee” system because the design afforded a highly accurate fit for each patient. In February 2015, Zimmer sent an Urgent Medical Device Recall notice to doctors and hospitals to warn of a high number of complaints of implant loosening or failure, stating that up to 6 in 1,000 of the Zimmer Persona knees may fail.

Problems associated with the recalled Zimmer Persona knee system include:

  • Loosening of artificial knee joint
  • Pain
  • Premature knee implant failure
  • Zimmer Persona knee revision surgery

Previous Zimmer Knee Recall

The recent recall of the Zimmer Persona knee replacement system is not the first time Zimmer has issued a recall to remove a possibly defective knee from the market. In September 2010, a Zimmer NexGen knee recall was issued because of a defect which may lead to loosening of the implant, infection, bone death (necrosis), knee dislocation, and premature knee replacement failure and revision surgery.

In 2010, an article in the New York Times disclosed that Dr. Richard A. Berger, an orthopedic surgeon who had worked for Zimmer, was dismissed from his position when he warned the company of the high rate of failure experienced with Zimmer NexGen knees. Dr. Berger went on to conduct an independent study into this failure rate, and he and his colleague determined that while the typical failure rate for a knee replacement system was 1 percent, roughly 9 percent of the NexGen patients he studied experienced premature implant failure. Dr. Berger stated that he believed the high failure rate of Zimmer NexGen knees was caused by the fact that the device relied on bone fusing to the implant to secure it, rather than cement applied by the surgeon.

Defective Zimmer Knee Lawsuit Consultations

Our personal injury lawyers believe that additional patients will experience pain, loosening, or Zimmer knee failure due to recalled Zimmer Persona knees. Not only is loosening of a Zimmer Persona knee a very painful experience, revision surgery to replace a defective Zimmer knee is also painful and requires a substantial recovery period. If you have suffered as a result of a recalled Zimmer Persona or Zimmer NexGen knee, you could be entitled to compensation. Contact us for a free Zimmer Persona recall lawsuit consultation in St. Louis, Metro-East Illinois, or surrounding areas.