Update: Zimmer NexGen Knee Implant Litigation

Reports of high levels of failure associated with certain types of Zimmer’s® NexGen® Flex Knee replacements [1]  have led to hundreds of lawsuits being filed against the device manufacturer alleging the early failure of these knee systems.[2] These cases have been consolidated into a Multi-District Litigation (MDL).  This means that all cases in federal court alleging that these particular NexGen® products caused injury are now centralized before one judge in the Northern District of Illinois (Chicago).[3] Currently, nearly 500 cases are pending in the MDL. The first bellwether trial, which is like a test case, is expected to commence in Spring of 2014.[4]

Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P. is currently litigating and investigating potential claims on behalf of patients implanted with or injured by the Zimmer® NexGen® Flex knee. If you or a loved one believe you may have received one of the Zimmer® NexGen® Flex knee replacements and are experiencing problems with it, please feel free to contact our offices at 1-800-553-9910, or by email by clicking contact us.

[1] The Zimmer® NexGen® Flex Knee implants that are involved are the CR-Flex, LPS-Flex and their Gender Solutions equivalents, as well as the Zimmer® MIS Tibial component.
[2] NYTimes Article ; H. S. Han et al., High Incidence of Loosening of the Femoral Component in Legacy Posterior Stabilised-Flex Total Knee Replacement, 89-B J. BONE JOINT SURG. 1457 (2007); Sung-Do Cho, et al., Three- to Six-year Follow Up Results After High-Flexion Total Knee Arthroplasty: Can We Allow Passive Deep Knee Bending?, 19 KNEE SURG. SPORTS TRAUMATOL ARTHROSC. 899 (2011); FDA Recall Notice

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