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Defective Devices

Knee Replacement Implant Lawsuits

In the past few years, several knee implant models have been associated with serious defects. If you or a loved one suffered serious injury or required additional surgery after knee replacement surgery, you may be entitled to compensation.

Metal knee replacement

Several knee implant models have been associated with serious defects causing side effects including knee pain, infections and revision surgery

Here are some of the biggest orthopedic implant manufacturers:

  • Zimmer Biomet
  • DePuy Synthes Orthopedics
  • Smith & Nephew, Inc.
  • Stryker Orthopedics
  • Wright Medical Group

Hundreds of lawsuits are being filed by patients who have been harmed by several devices manufactured by these companies. These include Zimmer's NexGen, Persona, and Natural Knee systems, Stryker's Scorpio system, and Smith & Nephew's OXINIUM system.

Zimmer first introduced the NexGen system in 2003. It was designed to provide a greater range of motion for recipients. Although they were designed to last approximately 15 years, Zimmer has come under scrutiny the last few years due to higher-than-normal rates of loosening and failure in certain components. In 2014, Zimmer recalled 40,000 NexGen Knee models because of defective screws which could lead to loosening and failure.

After only three years on the market, Zimmer recalled the Persona knee implant in 2014 because of potential loosening, severe pain and the need for early revision surgery. According to the FDA, over 11,000 devices were affected by the recall.  They were sold from November 2013 through January 2015 throughout the United States and in other countries.

You may be entitled to compensation

Common injuries include:

  • Pain
  • Infections
  • Broken, dislocated, & fractured bones
  • Sensitivity to the metal
  • Loosening of parts
  • Difficulty walking

If you or a loved one suffered serious injury after knee replacement surgery, we're here to help. Fill out the intake form on this page for a free and no-obligation review of your case. We’ll help you determine if you have a claim, navigate the process, and maximize your potential compensation often without ever stepping foot in court. If you do not receive a recovery through a lawsuit or settlement, you don’t owe us anything.