Zimmer, Inc. is a company that manufactures the Zimmer Persona Trabecular Metal Tibial Plate Knee Implant for use in knee replacements. The company has a negative history, first having done a voluntary recall of these knee replacement parts, as well as a metal-on-metal hip device (Durom Cup) and the Nex Gen MIS Tibial Components in recent years. All of these parts were defective parts that caused problems for the unsuspecting consumers who became involved with them through their subject medical treatments.
In 2015 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) took the voluntary recall further specifically for the knee implant by mandating a Class II recall of it, impacting all lots and sizes (11,658 devices total). The FDA stated that after Zimmer did their original voluntary recall there was actually an increase in the number of complains of the tibial component loosening and of radiolucent lines. Radiolucent lines are radiolucent intervals between the cement/implant and the adjacent bone caused by imperfect tibial cuts or excessive micromotion, leading to poor implant seat. The Class II type recall indicates that the Zimmer knee product can cause adverse health problems that are temporary or medically reversible and patients who have had the Zimmer knee product implanted have already or face a possibility of tibial component loosening and pain and issues with mobility from that and the radiolucent lines. This can bring the possibility of more surgery for these patients.
If you or a loved one has had a knee replacement surgery utilizing a Zimmer Persona Trabecular Metal Tibial Plate Knee Implant and has already had problems, or has the specific recalled implant that could cause future problems, do not hesitate to contact Inserra & Kelley Law Offices for consultation as to whether you may be entitled to compensation.