Our firm is investigating potential class action lawsuits on behalf of individuals affected by the Zimmer Persona Trabecular Metal Tibial Plate/Persona TM Tibia recall. The knee implant component was recalled in March 2015 due to increased reports of loosening. Over 11,000 devices in 25 states were affected. If you or someone you know was implanted with the Zimmer Persona, contact Parker Waichman LLP today.
Class 2 Recall Issued Due to Loosening of Persona Knee Implant Component
On March 12, 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that a component of Zimmer’s Persona knee implant, the Trabecular Metal Tibial Plate, was voluntarily recalled due to growing complaints of radiolucent lines and loosening. The recall was classified as Class 2 Recall, meaning that the device “may cause temporary or medically reversible adverse health consequences.” When a knee replacement results in loosening of the tibial plate, the patient may need to undergo a costly and painful revision surgery.
According to the recall notification, 11,658 Persona devices have been distributed to 25 states. Urgent Medical Device Recall letters were issued on February 16, 2015. “Customers are asked to review the notification and ensure affected personnel are aware of the contents. All affected products are to be located and quarantined immediately. The Inventory Return Certification Form should be completed and returned along with the recalled product,” the notification stated.
If you had a knee replacement surgery and have experienced pain or other complications, speak with your physician to determine the cause. It is often mandatory for doctors to inform patients of a recall that affects them. However, recalls are only issued when medical devices problems are reported.
Legal Help for Victims Affected by Zimmer Persona Trabecular Metal Tibial Plate/Persona TM Tibia Recall
If you or someone you know is affected by the Zimmer Persona Trabecular Metal Tibial Plate/Persona TM Tibia Recall, you may have valuable legal rights. Contact our experienced attorneys today for a free, no-obligation evaluation of your case. Simply fill out our online form or call 1-800-YOURLAWYER (1-800-968-7529).