As with all new medical technologies, the Zimmer NexGen knee replacements were meant to revolutionize the knee replacement industry. With little to no FDA review they were rushed to market with the hopes of offering previously undreamed-of levels of mobility to the thousands of people suffering from decreased range of motion and chronic pain due to deterioration of their knees. Zimmer orthotics’ NexGen knee replacements offered hope to everyone from young athletes to people just hoping to regain their independence. The devices were touted as offering increased range of motion, increased stability, and even needed less surgery than past generations of knee replacements. However, the products were rushed to market with inadequate human testing and soon patients began to develop complications that lead to pain, suffering, and often revision surgeries.

A typical knee replacement lasts about 15 years, but many patients with Zimmer NexGen knee replacement devices find their knee replacements failing often within just a few years.

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Zimmer Knee Replacement Frequently Asked Questions

What is the history of knee replacement devices?

In 1973, Zimmer Holdings, Inc. introduced the first metal and plastic knee replacement device. Since 1995, more than 1.45 million knee systems have been implanted in patients in the United States. In 2009 alone, domestic sales aone totaled more than a billion dollars. To date, Zimmer remains the most successful manufacturer, primarily because of its popular… read more?

What are the potential complications of revision surgery?

The potential complications of revision surgery are themselves painful and debilitating, and can result in permanent damage or even death: Complications from anesthesiaThrombophlebitis (blood clots in the legs)InfectionMyositis ossificans (calcium deposits in soft tissue around the knee joint, causing inflammation of muscles where they meet the bone)Loosening where a metal component or cement meets the… read more?

What are the symptoms of knee replacement or implant problems?

Some of the symptoms associated with failure of these devices include: Loosening of the attachment between the bone and artificial device, which occurs in both cemented and uncemented artificial jointsPainful stiffness or infectionFractures near the artificial jointInstabilityWear and tear on plastic partsBreakage, especially metal breaks from constant weight-bearing stress read more?

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Rollover Accident

Our legal team settled our client’s rollover accident case for the full policy limits. Our client was turning left when a truck without lights clipped his car, causing it to roll over. The at-fault driver fled the scene and was soon arrested.

$230,000

Settlement For Accident

Accidents happen quickly and without warning. Our client was stopped at an intersection behind a large truck and suffered injury requiring spinal surgery when the truck backed into her vehicle. A lawsuit was filed against the driver and the company he worked for. This case was settled prior to trial for $230,000. The client expressed her... read more?

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Verdict for a Man Injured by an Uninsured Motorist

Our client suffered injuries to the head, neck and back when an uninsured motorist rear-ended him while sitting in traffic. The at-fault driver hit our client with enough force to propel him into another vehicle, which in turn, hit a fourth vehicle. After the accident, our client was unable to maintain his highly active lifestyle to the s... read more?

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Settlement For Passenger Injured in Auto Accident

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The at-fault driver in this crash was driving under the influence when he swerved into our client’s lane and hit him head on, causing a significant impact on Gunn Highway. Our client suffered injuries to his shoulder, neck and back. We were able to obtain a settlement with the DUI driver’s insurance company and the client’s own UM policy.

$688,000

Car Accident Trial Verdict

When our client was hit by a distracted driver on I-4, the insurance company did not want to pay him a fair settlement for his injuries. We went to trial in May 2019 and obtained a $688,000 verdict from a Hillsborough county jury, which is significantly more than the insurance company offered.

$5,800,000

Tobacco Trial Verdict

A jury issued a verdict of $5.4 million in compensatory damages and $400,000 in punitive damages against two tobacco companies. Our client lost his wife to smoking-related illness and addiction.

$275,000

Vehicle Struck by Commercial Truck

Amount recovered for car accident victim who was severely injured when her vehicle was hit by a commercial truck that crossed over into her lane. She experienced permanent neck, jaw and shoulder injuries and had to undergo surgery on her neck.

$63,000,000

Verdict For Family Of Man Killed By A Negligent Driver

A 27 year old male was tragically killed on his motorcycle while riding on Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard in south St. Petersburg, FL. A graduate of the United States Military Academy at WestPoint and a professional athlete with a promising career, his life was cut short due to a negligent driver. Our experienced trial attorneys were con... read more?

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Compensation Awarded for Client After Medical Malpractice Incident

On behalf of our client and the client’s family, our firm worked diligently to ensure adequate compensation for a devastating incident of medical malpractice. Such results do not come easily, but only after many, many hours of work and months of litigation. While there is no way we can undo the harm that has been done, we achieve satisfaction in helping to provide the resources to enable our clients to obtain the ongoing care they will need.

$350,000

Driver Sideswiped by Commercial Vehicle

Settlement for driver sideswiped by a commercial vehicle. The victim suffered neck and low back injury resulting in lumbar laminectomy. The driver also suffered from depression and anxiety which was aggravated by this collision.

$292,500

Hospital Patient Develops Bedsores

Settlement recovery for hospital victim who developed bedsores on his back while a patient in the hospital.

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