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If you or a loved one has received a Zimmer Persona knee replacement and is experiencing the symptoms below, you may be entitled to compensation.
The California defective medical device attorneys at Cutter Law P.C. are representing individuals throughout California and nationwide in matters involving the Zimmer Persona knee system.
Zimmer Persona Knee Replacement
After it spent less than three years on the market, Zimmer Inc. voluntarily recalled the Persona Knee replacement system due to serious side effects, including loosening of the implant, severe pain, and premature device failure.
Zimmer marketed this device as “the Personalized Knee System” and introduced it as a “new era of personalization” for artificial knee implants. Unfortunately, an increasing number of patients are experiencing severe and painful side effects.
Zimmer Persona Side Effects
- Loosening of the implant
- Severe pain
- Decreased mobility
- Pain with mobility
- Poor fixation
- Device failure
- Revision surgery
If you have experienced any of these symptoms, we encourage you to contact your orthopedic surgeon and our office immediately.
Zimmer Persona Recall
In March 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced Class II recall on Zimmer’s Persona Trabecular Metal Tibial Plate, a component of the Persona Knee system. The tibial plate is a cementless plate that sits between the tibial and femoral sections and is intended to provide proper fixation to the bone. The recall was implemented after the manufacturers received a growing number of complaints about a loosening of the implant and radiolucent lines.
The Class II recall classification cites that the device “may cause temporary or medically reversible adverse health consequences,” which may include the need to undergo revision surgery.
Nearly 11,700 implanted devices are impacted by this recall and include all lots and sizes that were sold from November 2013 through January 2015.
What Are Radiolucent Lines?
Radiolucent lines are dark lines seen on an X-ray of the knee. These lines indicate poor fixation and are commonly associated with premature failure of the device.
- Jan. 23, 2015 — The Zimmer Persona Knee was removed from the market.
- Feb. 16, 2015 — The FDA sent an “Urgent Medical Device Recall” notice to surgeons and hospitals.
- March 12, 2015 — The FDA categorized the Zimmer Persona Knee recall as a Class II recall.
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Our team of medical malpractice attorneys, led by Brooks Cutter and John R. Parker Jr., is experienced in successfully representing individuals nationwide in matters involving dangerous pharmaceuticals and defective medical devices, including metal-on-metal hip replacements and St. Jude Riata heart defibrillator leads.
If you or a loved one has received a Zimmer Persona knee replacement and suffered an injury, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit.
Contact us to set up a free case consultation. Because we are a contingency-based firm, there is never an upfront cost to you and we get paid only if we win a monetary recovery. Give us a call today toll-free at 888-285-3333 or schedule a free case evaluation.