The judge in the Zimmer NexGen knee implant lawsuit has issued a scheduling order setting opening statements in the first trial to begin October 13, 2015.
Over a thousand cases have been consolidated in front of a federal judge in Illinois concerning problems with Zimmer’s NexGen high flex knee replacements. Only one component of the NexGen system, the MIS Tibial device, was recalled due to modifications of the surgical technique issued by Zimmer after reports of loosening.
The lawsuit alleges problems with the MIS Tibial component as well as the LPS-Flex and CR-Flex femoral components that are part of the Zimmer NexGen knee implant system.
As we at Egerton Law previously reported in March of this year, Zimmer issued a recall on another knee replacement component called the Persona Trabecular Metal Tibia Plate. This device, which entered the market in late 2012, was also recalled due to reports of loosening.
Loosening of the components of a joint replacement device sometimes require that patients undergo a second operation, or revision surgery, to correct the problem.
For more information on the Zimmer knee replacement recalls, including an update on the NexGen knee implant lawsuit, visit the Egerton Law website.
Knee joint / Gray’s Anatomy, Wikipedia