New York Product Liability Lawyers
Zimmer Implant Litigation Attorneys in New York City
The Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex Knee was introduced to the United States in 2003. It was advertised as a "high-flex" porous femoral component. This was attached without cement. However, prominent orthopedic surgeons noted a high failure rate. There was discomfort and loosening which required further surgery. These surgeons reported the findings to Zimmer, but Zimmer has denied any problem with this knee hardware. In fact, Zimmer may be explaining problems by suggestions that doctors were not installing this hardware correctly.
The field of orthopedic surgery is rapidly changing with new techniques and innovations giving hope to those who previously had none. Sometimes, however, medical devices and procedures are hastily pushed forward without proper testing and it creates a dangerous situation for patients. While the NexGen was supposed to last 15 years, some reports show a greater than 30% loosening rate within years of implantation, and a revision surgery rate nearing 10%.
Our firm is investigating claims and numerous adverse event reports made to the FDA arising from Zimmer NexGen Knee Implant failures. Contact us today online or by telephone at 888-335-9457 to speak with a knowledgeable New York pharmaceutical litigation law firm.
Our firm has proven litigation and trial leadership in other medical device litigations, such as the multi-million dollar resolutions in Guidant defibrillators, Medtronic defibrillators, and Sprint Fidelis defibrillator leads. As lead counsel in certain of these litigations he had direct input with the ultimate settlements for the litigations, and our firm was among the first to share this information with clients.
If you think your Zimmer NexGen Knee Implant is failing or has failed requiring revision surgery, you should discuss it with your doctors, as they are the ones best suited to investigate failures. We can advise you of your potential legal rights. We realize for most clients this will be the first time they have been involved in litigation. We start working with you immediately on urgent maters such as:
- How to identify if you have a recalled product
- Preservation of implant hardware as evidence if it is removed
- What are the litigation and settlement prospects, and how these directly relate to your specific injury
Our firm is currently investigating the following Zimmer NexGen Devices:
- NexGen CR-Flex Porous Femoral Component
- NexGen CR-Flex Precoat Femoral Component
- NexGen Gender Solutions CR-Flex Precoat Femoral Component
- NexGen LPS Flex Precoat Femoral Component
- NexGen LPS Flex Option Femoral Component
- NexGen LGender Colutions LPS-Flex Femoral Component
- MIS Total Knee Procedure Stemmed Tibial Component Fixed Bearing Precoat
Contact Us for a Case Evaluation
If you have ever had a Zimmer NexGen knee replacement and had surgery or otherwise have been injured as a result of its failure, contact Rheingold, Valet, Rheingold & Giuffra LLP.
We can protect your legal rights when another party's negligence put you in harm's way.Contact us online or by telephone at 888-335-9457 to speak with an experienced New York patch recall lawyer. Our law office is conveniently located in a brownstone in Midtown Manhattan located at 113 East 37th Street.