Zimmer NexGen Knee Lawsuits
The Zimmer NexGen Knee implant has not yet been recalled but has been associated with a higher-than-expected failure rate. Knee replacements are intended to last approximately 15 years but according to new research the Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex can reportedly fail within three years.
Several prominent knee surgeons have requested a Zimmer knee implant recall of the NexGen CR-Flex due to its early failure rate. At a 2010 conference of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, a pair of knee surgeons presented new evidence which indicated that the Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex knee replacement failure rate could be as high as 9%, and suggested that the number of Zimmer knee implant complications that required revision surgery could be even higher. The same study found that 36% of Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex knee replacements became loose within two years of implantation.
If you or a loved one has experienced early failure of a Zimmer or have experienced pain, loosening, difficulty walking or replacement of the knee implant, you may be entitled to recover compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering and other damages. Please fill out our Free Case Evaluation form today to protect your rights.