Zimmer Inc., the world’s largest manufacturer of knee implants, has recalled nearly 12,000 of its Persona® Trabecular Metal™ Tibial Plate knee implants. Artificial knees are supposed to improve patients’ mobility and enhance quality of life, but in this case, the manufacturer released a product to the market before it was ready, placing thousands of patients at risk.
The Minneapolis defective product attorneys at GoldenbergLaw have nearly three decades of experience helping Minnesotans recover compensation from manufacturers of defective products. If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective product like the Zimmer Persona knee implant, please contact us today at 877-544-1757 to schedule your free case consultation.
The Zimmer Persona® is an artificial knee replacement that consists of several parts that must work together. The Trabecular Metal™ Tibial Plate is one component of the overall Zimmer Persona® knee replacement package.
The tibial plate is intended to be placed without the need for surgical cement, but patient complaints indicate that the component is not functioning as intended. Specifically, many patients report the development of what are known as radiolucent lines. These are gaps between the implant and the bone (or between implant components themselves), which appear as lines on X-rays, and they can occur when an implant is improperly secured. As these gaps grow, they may fill with tissue or fluid and cause the implant to fail.
Unfortunately, Zimmer is no stranger to defective products. In 2008, Zimmer recalled its Durom Cup hip replacement component after it was discovered that the implant sometimes failed to remain in place. In 2010, the company recalled 70,000 MIS Tibial components due to loosening issues, and in 2014, 40,000 Zimmer NexGen Knee implants were recalled for similar reasons.
If you have undergone knee replacement surgery and believe you may have received one of the recalled devices, even if you have no symptoms, contact your doctor to determine whether or not the recall applies to your knee replacement. And then contact the defective product experts at GoldenbergLaw to discuss your options with one of our attorneys.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to a company’s negligence, it’s time to learn how a Minneapolis defective product attorney can help. The attorneys at GoldenbergLaw have the experience you need to recover the damages you deserve. Please contact us today at 877-544-1757 to arrange your complimentary case evaluation.