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Zimmer Knee Replacements are used in thousands of surgeries throughout the US per year. These medical devices are supposed to replace a worn-down and worn-out knee and help an individual to extend mobility into the future.

However, certain components of the knee replacements have been known to cause problems in patients and many knee replacement patients have been unhappy with their medical device following surgery, with many having to undergo revision surgeries. Numerous complaints have surfaced regarding health complications caused by this device, and the manufacturer issued a recall of over 11,000 implants as a result.

If you are suffering because of this knee implant, you may be eligible for compensation. Our award-winning firm can help. Our Raleigh Zimmer Persona knee implant lawyers take pride in fighting for victims throughout North Carolina. You don’t deserve to suffer because of someone else’s mistake, and we will do whatever it takes to pursue justice on your behalf. Your case matters – we won’t treat it any other way. Get started with our firm today by filling out a free evaluation form online.

Complications with Zimmer Knee Implants

The Zimmer recall occurred because of a specific mechanism used in the manufacturer’s implants – the Persona Trabecular Metal Tibial Plate. While this plate is supposed to secure the device to the patient, many have reported loosening with their implant, creating large gaps between the device and the bone.

Loose implants can cause serious complications, including:

  • Debilitating pain
  • Swelling
  • Tissue and bone damage
  • Fluid build-up

These complications can even force patients to undergo revision surgeries to fix the problem and replace the implant altogether. Additionally, while knee replacements are supposed to last for 15 years post-surgery, the Zimmer replacements are known to give out far sooner.

The FDA announced a Class II recall of the device in March 2015, but Zimmer says that the recall was voluntary. A Class II recall means that a product can cause temporary or medically alterable negative health consequences.

Contact a Zimmer Knee Implant Attorney Today

If you were injured as a result of the Zimmer Persona Trabecular Metal Tibial Plate knee implant, it is imperative that you seek legal assistance right away. Defective medical devices can cause serious problems, but we at the Whitley Law Firm are determined to help you make it right.

We are available 24/7 and offer representation on a no win, no fee basis. Find out if you have a claim by contacting our dedicated legal team today.