Zimmer Knee Lawsuit Claims Two Revision Surgeries
The Zimmer knee lawyer of Philadelphia resident Margaret Maiers filed a Zimmer knee lawsuit on her behalf on December 5, 2011, in the United States District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania. Maiers alleges to have experienced Zimmer knee problems after being implanted with a NexGen LPS-Flex Gender Solutions femoral component on March 13, 2007.
According to her complaint, after experiencing Zimmer knee problems that allegedly caused her “severe and debilitating pain,” she was forced to undergo revision surgery to completely replace the implant on February 23, 2010.
Zimmer knee problems reportedly include early loosening
Maiers’ lawsuit claims that further Zimmer knee problems, such as “loosening” of the device components, resulted in Maiers undergoing a second revision surgery on October 6, 2010.
According to Maiers, her Zimmer knee problems were the result of the attachment between the artificial knee and the bone becoming loose. According to her Zimmer knee lawyer, Maiers’ Zimmer knee problems caused her to experience lasting injuries, including permanent disability.
Plaintiff says she should have been warned about Zimmer knee problems
In her lawsuit, Maiers contends that she should have been warned about the serious risks of Zimmer knee problems such as early loosening.
Maiers’ complaint attempts to support her claims about Zimmer knee problems by referencing a peer-reviewed study published in The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery in 2007, conducted by professors at the Seoul National University College of Medicine. According to Maiers’ Zimmer knee lawyer, the study reported that “38% of the implanted LPS high-flex knees were loose shortly after 2 years post implant. From the group of patients with loose knees, over half (56%) had their knee revised due to pain.”
Zimmer Inc. maintains that its NexGen knee implants are not defectively designed, that revision surgery rates are relatively low, and that reports of Zimmer knee problems such as loosening are due not to design flaws, but to improper surgical technique.
Zimmer knee lawsuit seeks multiple damages
Maiers’ Zimmer knee lawsuit seeks compensatory and special damages for the injuries she allegedly sustained as a result of her Zimmer knee problems, as well as compensation for past and future medical expenses, rehabilitation, home health care, lost income, permanent instability and loss of balance, pain and suffering, as well as court and Zimmer knee lawyer fees.