Zimmer Knee Implant Recall
In March 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recalled Zimmer Persona® Trabecular Metal™ tibial plate knee implants because the devices can loosen within the knee. Since 2012, more than 11,000 patients around the world have received the component in total knee replacement surgeries.
If you’re suffering pain or other side effects after receiving a total knee replacement between March 2012 and March 2015, you may need surgery to repair or replace your implant. You could be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Norris Injury Lawyers wants to help. Our team is ready to review your surgical records and protect your rights. There’s no cost or obligation to find out if you have a case, and with our No Fee Guarantee®, you won’t pay any attorney’s fees unless we get money for you. Call us 24/7 at (800) 477-7510 or complete our free online consultation form to take action now.
How to Tell If You Have a Defective Knee Implant
Many people who undergo total knee replacement don’t know the exact model of components used in their surgery. Call us if you received a total knee replacement between March 2012 – March 2015 and:
- You’re experiencing side effects from your knee implant.
- You require, or already underwent, a second knee surgery to correct a defective Zimmer implant.
It’s okay if you’re not sure which components were used. Our legal team can review your medical records to help determine your rights to compensation.
Defective Zimmer Knee Implant Symptoms and Side Effects
Patients suffering from defective Zimmer Persona components may experience a variety of symptoms, such as:
- Knee pain
- Reduced range of motion
- Difficulty walking or moving
- Joint popping
- Instability or difficulty balancing
These side effects often require expensive revision surgeries to correct, which can leave patients unable to move or work while they recover.
FDA Recalls Zimmer Persona® Trabecular Metal™ Tibial Plates
Originally approved by the FDA in March 2012, the Zimmer Persona Trabecular Metal tibial plate was used in thousands of total knee replacement surgeries for more than three years. The part was used in surgeries throughout the U.S. and at several regional VA Medical Centers.
Zimmer began to receive complaints of loosening and radiolucent lines—a type of X-ray evidence that indicates loosening. The company voluntarily requested a recall of the components.
On March 12, 2015, the FDA issued a Class 2 recall of the devices for all lots and sizes used in both left and right knees. In February 16, 2015, distributors, hospitals, and surgeons were notified of the recall by mail.
Get Help With Your Zimmer Knee Lawsuit
You have a limited amount of time to take action if you received a recalled Zimmer Persona Trabecular Metal tibial plate implant. Don’t pay for a corporation’s negligence—put Norris Injury Lawyers to work for you today. There’s no cost or obligation to contact our 24/7 team, and you won’t pay us anything unless you win or settle your case. Contact us now to get started.
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. This law firm is not associated with, sponsored by, or affiliated with Zimmer, Inc. or the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.