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Zimmer Knee Implants Recalled by FDA

Have you had knee replacement surgery involving a Zimmer Persona® Trabecular Metal™ Tibial Plate knee implant?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently issued a Class II recall for these knee implants.  According to the FDA’s website, all lots and sizes of the devices are involved in the recall.

How can you tell if you have a problem?

Consumers across the country who received these implants have reported pain and significant mobility problems after a period of time – requiring additional surgery to remove and replace the defective components.

The FDA issues a Class II Recall when a product can “cause temporary or medically reversible adverse health consequences.” Patients implanted with the Persona® Trabecular Metal™ Tibial Plate can experience loosening of what’s called “the tibial component”.  Indications of loosening include radiolucent lines on imaging tests, which show up as large gaps between the device and bone.

Consumer reports of problems with the Zimmer Persona Knee system have been reported shortly after surgery. Total knee replacements should last between 15 and 20 years.

Zimmer Inc. has had a number of problems with implant products. In 2008, Zimmer issued a voluntary recall of its metal-on-metal hip device, the Durom® Cup, and in 2010 issued another recall for the NexGen® MIS™ Tibial Components.  Both recalls resulted in lawsuits against the company for the harm done to patients.

If you or a loved one is ever harmed by a defective product, call a qualified Connecticut defective product lawyer. A knowledgeable defective product attorney can help to ensure that your rights are protected.

RisCassi & Davis has handled hundreds of defective product cases over our 60 years serving the people of Connecticut.

What’s more, our Connecticut defective product lawyers have received local and national recognition for our handling of these cases.

We have a great team of legal experts dedicated to protecting consumers in Connecticut.   Please contact us if we can help you. The consultation is free and there is no obligation of any kind.

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