Knee Replacement Failures / Recalls / Lawsuits

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Metal-on-Metal knee replacement attorneys Rhett McSweeney and David Langevin are providing free legal consultations to individuals and families harmed as a result of a Johnson & Johnson DePuy or Zimmer NexGen knee replacement systems. Give us a call, or use our private contact form.

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Metal-on-Metal Total Knee Replacement Failures and Lawsuits Continue to Rise

“Metal-on-metal” knee replacements, specifically systems manufactured by Zimmer and Johnson & Johnson (DePuy Orthopaedics), are causing problems within the first few years after replacement.

The problem with metal-on-metal implants is that although the metal does not wear out quickly, it does create microscopic particles of metallic debris. This metallic debris can lead to soft-tissue and bone damage around the knee joint. In some patients, this tissue damage has been severe, causing permanent injury and requiring additional / revision surgery. Patients with metal-on-metal knee implants are much more likely to need additional, costly, and painful revision surgeries.

Patients with these metal-on-metal knee implants have also been found to have high levels of metal ions in their blood stream, evidence of the microscopic wear particles escaping into the body.

Risks / Side Effects of Metal-on-Metal Knee Replacement Systems

  • Pieces of the knee replacement system may fracture
  • Knee Replacement Failure
  • Loosening of Replacement parts
  • Clicking
  • Catching
  • Swelling
  • Loss of function of the limb
  • Infection
  • Soft tissue injury or death
  • Severe pain, typically radiating into the thigh, calf or back of knee
  • Difficulty standing or walking
  • Necrosis (death of body tissue)
  • Bone and soft tissue damage
  • Elevated cobalt or chromium levels in blood
  • Implant loosening
  • Lysis (destruction of dissolution of cells)
  • Ostelysis
  • Device failure
  • Fluid collection and/or masses of tissues collecting around the joint
  • The need for additional revision surgeries (which may or may not be successful in correcting the problem)

 

Manufacturers of Metal-on-Metal and/or Defective Knee Replacement Systems

 

Did You or a Loved One Experience Any of The Above Symptoms or Injuries?

Please feel free to contact a metal-on-metal knee replacement attorney using the form to the right or by dialing 1-800-888-4425. One of our experienced knee replacement lawyers will help evaluate your claim and explain your legal rights for free. Information provided by email or phone will be kept confidential.

 

Metal-on-Metal (“MoM”) Knee Replacement System Recalls / Litigation News and Updates

Johnson & Johnson (Depuy Orthopaedics) – LPS Diaphyseal Sleeve

02/15/2013 Johnson & Johnson (Depuy Orthopaedics) – LPS Diaphyseal Sleeve

Zimmer NexGen

09/11/2008 Zimmer NEXGEN Knee Solution

09/20/2008 Zimmer NEXGEN Knee Solution MIS Total Knee Procedurer

01/23/2009 Zimmer NEXGEN Knee Solution Cruciate Retaining (CR) – Articular surface

01/23/2009 Zimmer NEXGEN Knee Solution Cruciate Retaining (CR)

05/19/2009 Zimmer Nexgen Knee Solution Fluted Stemmed Tibial Broach

06/25/2009 Zimmer NexGen Knee Solution Legacy Knee – Posterior Stabilized LPS-Flex Femoral Component Precoat

06/25/2009 Zimmer NexGen Knee Solution Legacy Knee- Posterior Stabilized LPS Femoral Component

06/25/2009 Zimmer NexGen Knee Solution Legacy Knee- Posterior Stabilized LPS-FLEX Femoral Component

06/25/2009 Zimmer NexGen Knee Solution Legacy Knee- Posterior Stabilized LPS-FLEX Femoral Component

03/02/2010 Zimmer NextGen Knee Gender Solutions CR-Flex Femoral Component

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