A Zimmer knee replacement lawyer fights for the rights of individuals who allege they have been adversely affected by Zimmer’s NexGen CR-Flex knee implants, a system containing a cementless high-flex femoral component. Since 2003, Zimmer has sold more than 150,000 knee implants, and many patients have allegedly experienced a failure of the implant within just a few years of the surgery.
A study “The High Failure Rate of a High-Flex Total Knee Anthroplasty Design” evaluated 108 cementless high-flex femoral components implants and found that 8.3% of the implants “have had revision or impending revision for painful loosening”. A Zimmer knee lawyer from Chaffin Luhana, LLP is prepared to assist you if you are interested in pursuing a potential Zimmer knee lawsuit.
Zimmer Knee Replacement Deficiencies
The Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex knee implant is an un-cemented version of an artificial knee, which relies on the bone to naturally fuse with the knee implant. In 2005, Dr. Richard A. Berger, a prominent surgeon, implanted the medical device into some 125 patients. In 2006, it was allegedly discovered that lines were forming where the implant met the thighbone – a sign that the knee implants may be loose and not entirely fused.
As a result of the implant not fusing with the thighbone, patients allegedly experienced the following problems:
- Knee replacement failure
- Revision or replacement of artificial knee device
- Loosening of replacement knee implant
- Knee and joint pain
- Difficulty walking or standing
Dr. Berger informed Zimmer, Inc. of the alleged fusion problems occurring with the Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex implant, as well as the alleged pain that patients were experiencing as a result of the loose implant. The implant had never been clinically tested on patients before it was sold because the FDA had not expressly required Zimmer to do so. The study authors of “The High Failure Rate of a High-Flex Total Knee Anthroplasty Design” note that their “report highlights the need for clinical studies prior to new design implementation.”
Contact a Zimmer Knee Lawyer
The Zimmer knee lawyers at Chaffin Luhana believe that Zimmer, Inc. should be held legally responsible for any pain or suffering allegedly caused by its NexGen CR-Flex knee implant, in part, because no clinical testing was performed on patients before the product was put on the market. If you or a loved one has had Zimmer knee replacement surgery and experienced adverse effects, you should contact Chaffin Luhana to speak with a Zimmer knee lawyer immediately for a free evaluation to determine your eligibility for a Zimmer knee lawsuit.
You may be entitled to compensation, and a Zimmer knee lawyer at Chaffin Luhana can assist you. Call our toll free number today for a free, no-obligation case evaluation: 1-888-480-1123.