The Zimmer M/L Taper with Kinectiv Technology hip implant was voluntarily recalled in May, 2015. The FDA announced the Class I recall was issued because of higher than allowed “cytotoxicity levels found (were) with the product.” The cytotoxicity levels may lead to revision to replace the implant as well as an adverse biological response to the implant, including allergic reactions, pain, infections, or death. The increased cytotoxicity levels were due to “unexpected amounts of manufacturing residues.” During the production process metal shavings can fly off or implants may come into contact with aqueous or oil-based residue used as cutting fluids.
Rheingold, Giuffra, Ruffo & Plotkin LLP, has been involved in medical device litigation for over 30 years. We have favorably resolved numerous hip implant cases and have already filed suit on a number of Zimmer hip implant and knee implant cases. Contact us today online or by telephone at (212) 684-1880 to speak with a knowledgeable New York medical device liability lawyer. We can protect your legal rights when another party’s negligence put you in harm’s way.