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Another Zimmer NexGen Knee Replacement Lawsuit Filed

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The national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, joining the multidistrict litigation before U.S. District Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer, against Zimmer, Inc., Zimmer Holdings, Inc., and Zimmer Orthopaedic Surgical Products, Inc.

The lawsuit was filed on behalf of a New York woman who had the Zimmer NexGen GSF LPS-Flex Knee implanted in November 2009. In October 2011, the plaintiff was forced to undergo risky revision surgery,  and says in the lawsuit that the defective nature of the NexGen device caused her injuries leading up to and resulting from the revision surgery.

The lawsuit alleges three counts of strict liability, including design and manufacturing defects, failure to warn, negligence, negligent misrepresentation, breach of implied and express warranty, redhibition, unjust enrichment, violation of consumer protection statutes, and punitive damages.

According to the Parker Waichman LLP, neither the plaintiff nor her physician could have known about the defects in the implant, as they are only detected after the device loosens. The firm also says that loose implants can wear away at the bone, which results in restricted mobility and pain. Even after revision surgery, the patient may still have difficulty moving around, and faces an increased risk of an implant loosening or failing again.

The lawsuit seeks compensatory damages, statutory damages, and fees. disclaimer: This article: Another Zimmer NexGen Knee Replacement Lawsuit Filed was posted on Thursday, July 5th, 2012 at 8:56 pm at and is filed under Medical Device Lawsuits.

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