(PRWEB) July 03, 2012
Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of victims injured by defective medical devices, has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a woman who was implanted with a Zimmer NexGen Knee Implant and underwent revision surgery. The suit was filed on July 2nd in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York in the multidistrict litigation as part of In Re: Zimmer NexGen Knee Implant Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 2272). Proceedings will take place before Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer. Zimmer, Inc., Zimmer Holdings, Inc. and Zimmer Orthopaedic Surgical Products, Inc. have been named as Defendants. (12 CIV 5201 - SDNY)
According to the complaint, the woman was implanted with the Zimmer NexGen GSF LPS-Flex Knee Implant in July 2009 and began suffering from injuries and complications around November 2009. The Plaintiff underwent a revision surgery last October. The lawsuit alleges that implant’s defective nature caused the injuries leading up to, and resulting from, her revision surgery. The suit claims personal injury, economic loss and loss of services on behalf of the Plaintiff.
The suit claims that neither the Plaintiff nor the Plaintiff’s physician could have reasonably known about the defects of the implant any earlier; a problem was only detected when there was evidence of loosening. According to Parker Waichman LLP, a loose knee implant can wear away at the bone. This complication can result in restricted mobility and pain. When it becomes too much of a burden, the patient may have to go through a revision surgery to correct the problem. Even after the surgery, however, the patient may still have difficulty moving around and the chance of implant loosening or failing again may increase.
The complaint charges three counts of Strict Liability (including Design Defect, Failure to Warn and Manufacturing Defect, Negligence, Negligent Misrepresentation, Breach of Express and Implied Warranty, Redhibition, Violation of Consumer Protection Statutes, Unjust Enrichment and Punitive Damages. The lawsuit seeks, among other things, compensatory damages, applicable statutory damages and attorney’s fees.
Parker Waichman LLP continues to offer free legal consultations to victims of alleged Zimmer NexGen Knee implant failures. If you or a loved experienced complications, including loosening or premature implant failure, following total knee replacement with a Zimmer NexGen Knee replacement component, please contact their office by visiting the firm's Zimmer NexGen Knee Implant page at http://www.yourlawyer.com. Free case evaluations are also available by calling 1 800 LAW INFO (1-800-529-4636).
For more information regarding Zimmer NexGen Knee lawsuits and Parker Waichman LLP, please visit: http://www.yourlawyer.com or call 1-800-LAW-INFO (1-800-529-4636).
Parker Waichman LLP
Gary Falkowitz, Managing Attorney