Zimmer Nexgen Knee Implants
Knee implants are intended to provide patients with normal knee function for a long period of time. The NexGen knee implants have instead failed prematurely and created substantial physical challenges for the individuals who received them. If you or a loved one has experienced complications associated with a Zimmer NexGen knee implant, please do not hesitate to contact our legal team today – and let us help you recover the compensation you deserve for your medical bills, pain and suffering and other damages.
An Overview of the Zimmer NexGen Knee Replacement Lawsuits
The largest knee implant manufacturer in the world, the Zimmer Manufacturing Company has sold more than 3 million of its NexGen knee replacements since the device was introduced in 1995. Then, in 2001, the company introduced the High Flex versions of the NexGen, which were intended to provide patients with an even greater range of motion while renewing their quality of life.
Unfortunately, the High Flex versions weren’t as promising as the manufacturer had hoped, and they are now faced with over 1,000 lawsuits alleging substantial problems with the devices. Many of these complaints state that they led to pain, loosening and premature failure – all of which require a complex revision surgery to remove and replace the defective implants.
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Patients who have experienced issues with their Zimmer NexGen knee implants report problems with the device that have severely restricted their ability to perform daily tasks and move through the world comfortably. The most common complications include:
- Challenges walking or standing.
- Constant knee pain or swelling.
- Clicking or popping sounds in the knee.
- Loosening of the implant.
- Knee stiffness.
- Decreased range of motion.
- Trouble putting weight on the knee.
- The need for a costly and complex revision surgery.
In addition, Zimmer NexGen knee implants have been associated with a failure rate that’s substantially higher than it should be. While they are intended to last approximately fifteen years, the Zimmer NexGen devices can reportedly fail within just three years.
What damages can you recover from a lawsuit against the Zimmer?
If you or a loved one has sustained injuries or experienced complications after receiving a Zimmer NexGen knee implant, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer. If you win, you may be entitled to recover damages for the following:
- Medical bills. The compensation for your medical bills will include all of your past, current and future expenses – including hospital care, medical devices, doctor’s appointments, costs for rehabilitation and home healthcare, and any ongoing medical care you may need.
- Lost wages. If you’re unable to return to work in a timely manner, you may be able to recover compensation for income you would have earned, had you not experienced complications with your Zimmer NexGen knee implant.
- Pain and suffering. Your pain and suffering damages refer to the physical challenges you’ve endured due to the complications with your faulty knee implant.