Since 2012, patients who have undergone total knee replacement surgeries around the world have received Zimmer Persona® Trabecular Metal™ tibial plate components. However, in March 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recalled more than 11,000 of thesedevices after reports that the plates may loosen within the knee.
If you underwent a total knee replacement between November 2012 and March 2015, and you’re suffering from painful side effects or were required to have a corrective surgery, you may be entitled to compensation. Our legal team at Cory Watson Attorneys is ready to help you take action. Dial (877) 562-0000 or fill out our free consultation form to get the help you deserve.
Defective Zimmer Knee Components
Patients suffering from defective Zimmer Persona® Trabecular Metal™ tibial components may experience any of the following symptoms:
- Knee pain
- Difficulty walking or moving
- Instability or difficulty balancing
- Joint popping
- Reduced range of motion
These side effects often require additional surgeries to correct, which can leave patients facing recovery periods that limit their ability to work and reduce their quality of life.
Zimmer Persona® Trabecular Metal™ Tibial Plate Recalled by FDA
After receiving FDA approval in March 2012, Zimmer started to receive complaints of loosening and radiolucent lines—a type of X-ray evidence that indicates loosening.
The FDA issued a Class 2 recall of the devices for all lots and sizes used in both left and right knees in March 2015. Medical device distributors, hospitals, and surgeons were notified of the recall by mail in February 2015.
Do You Have a Defective Knee Replacement Component?
Your knee implant components may be defective if you had total knee replacement surgery between November 2012-March 2015, you’re experiencing side effects from your knee implant, or you had—or may require—additional surgery to correct your defective Zimmer Persona® Trabecular Metal™ tibal plate implant.
At Cory Watson Attorneys, we understand most patients aren’t sure which components were used for their procedures. Our defective medical device lawyers are here to help. We can review your medical records to determine your rights to compensation.
Get Help The Help You Deserve
If you were injured by a recalled Zimmer Persona® Trabecular Metal™ tibial plate implant, our legal team at Cory Watson Attorneys wants to help. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Don’t wait to contact our defective medical device lawyers– dial (877) 562-0000 or contact us online to get started now.
Persona® is a registered trademark of Zimmer, Inc., and is used here only to identify the product in question. Trabecular Metal™ is a trademark of Zimmer, Inc., and is used here only to identify the product in question.
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