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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$750,000

Pedestrian Struck by Cement Truck

Verdict to a young victim hit by a cement truck. Our client sustained significant back injuries including syringomyelia. She is on permanent disability from her injuries.
$205,000

Woman Fractures Femur in Restaurant

Our client was at a restaurant when a mouse fell from above and dropped into her purse, startling the woman and causing her to fall on the floor. The fall resulted in a fractured femur and multiple stapes. We settled her case for $205,000.
$2,500,000

Truck Accident

Our client was driving a dump truck on the highway when a driver (who was driving under the influence) failed to maintain his lane and collided with our client.  Our client went off the road and collided with the barricade, causing his truck to overturn. … read more?
$100,000

Rear-End Collision Verdict

Verdict to a resolve a claim arising from a rear end collision.
$60,000

Driver Fractures Arm in Auto Accident

Recovery for driver who fractured her arm in a car accident while she was visiting family in Florida from out of state.
$1,350,000

Pedestrian Struck and Killed in Grocery Store Parking Lot

Our wrongful death attorneys obtained this cumulative settlement for a family who suffered a terrible loss. Our client was simply walking to his car in a grocery store parking lot when he was tragically hit and killed by a reckless driver who ran a stop… read more?
$800,000

Three-Car Rear-End Collision

This client was involved in a three-car collision when he was hit from behind and pushed into the car in front of him. He had recently undergone shoulder surgery and suffered further injury to the joint.
$339,000

Settlement for Bicyclist in Dunedin

Our firm recovered $339,000 for a bicyclist who injured his back when he was hit by a careless driver. His injuries required back surgery. The careless driver carried $100,000 in insurance limits and our client received those policy limits from the at fault driver. On… read more?
$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.
$22,000

Settlement For Car Passenger Injured

$22,000 settlement for a passenger in a car hit during a left hand turn.
$250,000

Resident at Nursing Home Becomes Malnourished & Dehydrated

Settlement recovered for a nursing home resident who sustained multiple falls, fractured arm, developed infections, bedsores on back and heels, and became malnourished and dehydrated.
$60,000

Boating Accident Settlement

$60,000 paid to our client who was involved in a boating accident.

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