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Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex Knee Replacement

Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex Porous Femoral Component Knee Replacement Side Effects

Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex Porous Femoral Component Knee Replacement Side Effects May Result In Revision Knee Surgery Lawsuits

Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex Porous Femoral Component Knee Replacement | Lawsuits, Lawyers | Side Effects: Injury, Pain, Discomfort, Revision Knee Surgery | Loosing of Implant, Defective Medical Equipment, Faulty Device

Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex Porous Femoral Component Knee Replacement Side Effects May Result In Revision Knee Surgery Lawsuits

Zimmer Inc.’s NexGen CR-Flex Porous Femoral Component may be associated with a substantially higher-than-expected failure rate. Knee replacements should last around 15 years, but some evidence suggests that patients with a Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex Porous Femoral Component may experience failure of their knee replacement in three years or less.

Lawyers at our firm are currently evaluating potential lawsuits on behalf of people injured by the Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex Porous Femoral Component. If you have experienced unexplained pain or discomfort after knee replacement, loosening of replacement knee, a loose feeling in the replacement joint, difficulty walking, or have undergone revision knee surgery to correct problems with a NexGen CR-Flex Porous Femoral Component, we want to hear from you today.

Our Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex Porous Femoral Component lawyers are offering free legal consultations to anyone injured by this medical device. If your knee replacement failed prematurely, and your received a NexGen CR-Flex Porous Femoral Component, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. We urge you to contact one of our Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex Porous Femoral Component lawyers today to protect your legal rights.

Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex Porous Femoral Component Failures

Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex Porous Femoral Component Failures

Introduced in 2003, Zimmer's NexGen CR-Flex Porous Femoral Component is a synthetic device used to cap the thigh bone (femur) where it connects with the tibia at the knee. Unlike traditional knee implants, the CR-Flex Porous Femoral Component is made of a porous fiber metal and a cobalt-chromium-molybdenum alloy and is not attached using cement.

In a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Zimmer noted that the NexGen CR-Flex Porous Femoral component was the subject of a study of 108 patients (“The High Failure Rate of a High-Flex Total Knee Arthroplasty Design”) by Drs. Richard Berger and Craig Della Valle of Rush University Medical Center. The Zimmer SEC filing states: "According to the published abstract, Drs. Berger and Della Valle revised 9 (8.3%) patients for femoral loosening and pain. The study also reported that 39 (36%) patients showed evidence of radiographic loosening and that “[l]oosening and revision were not related to surgeon, approach or patient type.”

In their study, which was presented at the March 2010 Annual Meeting of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Drs. Berger and Della Valle concluded: "This component is still commercially available but should not be used for any patient," the study authors wrote.

According to Zimmer's SEC filing, since being brought to market, more than 150,000 NexGen CR and NexGen CR-Flex Porous Femoral components have been sold. According to the Australian National Joint Replacement Registry, since 2004, revision surgery was reported for 120 patients implanted with one of these components.

According to a New York Times article published in June 2010, Dr. Berger, a former Zimmer consultant, claims the when he expressed concern to the company about the component, Zimmer officials “claimed that the problem was not the artificial knee, but his technique, and pointed to data overseas indicating that the knee was safe." Dr. Berger told the Times he stopped using the device in 2007, and had learned that several other surgeons had experienced problems with it. In 2009, Zimmer declined to renew its consulting contract it with Dr. Berger.

Legal Help for Victims of the Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex Porous Femoral Component

If you or someone you love has suffered complications since undergoing knee replacement surgery, and you received a Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex Porous Femoral Component, you may have valuable legal rights.  Our Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex Porous Femoral Component lawyers will do everything legally possible to make sure you are fairly compensated for your suffering. Please fill out our online form, or call 1-800-YOURLAWYER (1-800-968-7529) to discuss your case with us today.


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Lawsuit Alleges Failed Zimmer NexGen Knee Replacement Led to Revision

Jul 5, 2012 | Parker Waichman LLP
A new lawsuit filed earlier this week in a New York federal court claims the Zimmer NexGen Knee Implant recieved by the plaintiff is defective and has led to one revision surgery already and an expected future of rising medical costs.The woman suffering the injuries as a result of this defective knee implant is being represented by the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP, which represents victims of defective knee and hip implants across the U.S. The firm filed the lawsuit in U.S. District...

Nickel Allergy May Cause Knee Implant Complications

May 17, 2012 | Parker Waichman LLP
Knee replacement patients may suffer serious side effects from their knee implants if they have an allergy to nickel in the device.   Fortunately, not all knee implant devices contain nickel, so these complications can be easily be avoided if the presence of an allergy is determined prior to surgery. Some knee implant recipients may know before their procedure that they have a nickel allergy, especially if they have had a skin reaction to nickel-containing jewelry.  In other...

Parker Waichman LLP Files 13 Zimmer NexGen Knee Implant Lawsuits

Mar 22, 2012 | Parker Waichman LLP
Parker Waichman LLP is representing 13 plaintiffs in personal injury lawsuits involving various components in Zimmer Orthopaedic's NexGen Knee Implant line.  The lawsuits were all filed on March 5, 2012 in the multidistrict litigation currently pending U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois (RE: Zimmer NexGen Knee Implant -Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2272). The Zimmer NexGen Knee Implant lawsuits name a number of components, including the Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex...

Study Cites Problem with Tibial Component Used with Zimmer NexGen Knee

Feb 7, 2012 | Parker Waichman LLP
This week, a study will be presented at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons meeting highlighting a possible problem with the Zimmer NexGen Knee Replacement when it is used with a specific tibial component.  According to a report from Dow Jones Newswires, the problem caused failures in some Zimmer NexGen Knee Replacement patients who received that component.The study was performed by researchers at the Mayo Clinic.  According to an abstract obtained by Dow Jones, a total of...

MDL Ordered for Zimmer NexGen knee Replacement Lawsuits

Aug 10, 2011 | Parker Waichman LLP
A multidistrict litigation (MDL) has been established in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois for lawsuits involving Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex femoral components, Zimmer NexGen MIS Tibial components or Zimmer NexGen LPS-Flex femoral components.  An MDL allows lawsuits associated with a particular product to be coordinated under one judge for pretrial litigation to avoid duplicative discovery, inconsistent rulings and to conserve the resources of the parties, witnesses and...

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