Knee replacement lawsuits frequently claim the devices loosened or became so unstable they had to be replaced. Zimmer Biomet has faced more than 1,700 lawsuits over its NexGen implant.
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Knee Replacement Lawsuit Brief
Knee replacement lawsuits claim that the devices had manufacturing or design flaws that caused them to fail. They cite problems so serious that people needed additional surgery to repair or replace their faulty knee implants.
Knee replacement is the most common type of joint replacement surgery. Surgeons perform more than 600,000 knee replacements every year in the United States. Even if only a small percentage of implants fail, flawed devices can injure hundreds or thousands of patients.
Lawsuits over several different types of knee implants are underway. Most are individual cases. Only one mass litigation is currently taking place in federal court and it is in the settlement phase.
Knee replacement lawsuits usually involve a complication so bad it requires surgery to fix. People who file lawsuits have either already had revision surgery to replace a faulty knee implant or have scheduled surgery to replace one.
Complications this severe usually mean your knee implant is no longer functioning the way it was supposed to. Or the complications may even be a risk to your health and safety. These complications can result from several different defects in the design or manufacture of your knee replacement.
Why people have filed knee replacement lawsuits:
- Excessive wear
- Loosening due to cement failure
- Loosening due to faulty screws
- Premature failure
- Restricted motion
Knee replacement lawsuits demand that manufacturers pay for the cost of revision surgery and related medical expenses. But they also demand the manufacturers pay for wages people lost while recovering from revision surgery and for other losses they suffered because of the faulty implant.
Sources: Consumer Notice
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