National Medical Device Attorneys | Helping clients with their Zimmer Persona Knee Lawsuits
The Zimmer’s Persona Knee replacement has had recalls and issues after reports of the implant becoming loose, causing pain and further medical complications.
Barely three years after it was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2012, the Persona Knee replacement, made by Indiana-based Zimmer Inc., had to issue a Class 2 recall after reports of gaps between the implant and the bone and loosening of the medical device from the intended position.
This device is indicated for patients with severe knee pain and disability due to rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, traumatic arthritis and polyarthritis, among other ailments.
The FDA issues a Class II Recall when a product may cause temporary or medically reversible adverse health consequences.
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When Zimmer issued the recall of these devices, in the Spring of 2012, the cause was the metal tibial plate where becoming loose. This plate sits on top of the tibia, the bone that is supposed to join with this plate to make it secure. But the pain and instability caused by the loosening of the device made many patients to go back to surgery to take out the original implant and replace it.
The manufacturer’s reason for the recall was “an increase in complaints of loosening and radiolucent lines”.
Radiolucent lines are called of large gaps in between knee replacement components or between the components and the bone, which can cause a series of problems. Among others; joint fluid, tissue and implant-wear debris may lodge in the cracks, leading to bone damage called osteolysis, which is an early indicator of implant failure.
Any kind of loose implants can cause severe pain, swelling and tissue and bone damage.
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After the first recall, the Zimmer Persona Tibial Articular Surface Provisional (TASP) Shim tool used in the Zimmer Persona Knee surgery was also subject to a voluntary recall notification on February 4, 2014. On December 11, 2014, and “urgent medical device correction” was also issued that provided that the TASP shim tool must be manually cleaned and inspected for a new product insert. And on March 12, 2015, another manufacturer recall, for the same reasons, of the Persona Trabecular Metal Tibial Plate.
About a quarter of those affected by this defective knee replacement part that had to undergo surgery all over again to replace the implant had to face additional hospital stay, medical costs, time off from work, and time away from friends and family. That doesn’t include the additional pain and suffering, rehab and time taken from your family.
Even after the revision surgery, many patients were unable to get permanent relief from their pain and had to continue living with it.
No patient should have to go through all this pain and suffering and be concerned about bills and being able to work to pay the bills and take care of their loved ones. Too often medical device manufacturers put making profit over people.
Zimmer has a duty to provide safe products. Unfortunately, the manufacturer doesn’t have to live with the consequences of failing to warn of risks they knew or should have known of their product. Consequences that the victims and their families do have to live with every single day.
If there are risks of harm associated with their products, they also must provide adequate warnings to avoid fails like these or should be held responsible for the injuries they cause.
At Greg Jones Law we want to hold Zimmer responsible, to get you paid for you medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and for any permanent disability you or a loved one may suffer.
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