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Lawsuits Filed Against Zimmer NexGen LPS Knee Replacements

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Three separate product liability lawsuits were filed in Michigan, Minnesota and Kentucky against Zimmer NexGen LPS alleging the knee replacements loosened or failed, causing the plaintiffs to undergo revision surgery.

The lawsuits indicates that Zimmer create the image that the knee replacement was safe, even though the company had knowledge of serious injuries associated with the components, which they downplayed and understated.

A study in the 2007 British edition of The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery reported that 38% of recipients of the Zimmer NexGen LPS-Flex total knee replacement reported loosening after 2 years, and more than half of those recipients underwent revision surgery for pain.

Nearly 350 components of various Zimmer NexGen knee replacement devices have been recalled for nonconforming and inconsistent geometry. Plaintiffs allege that the “high flex” components of the LPS device were designed to allow more flexation, but the increased flexation increases the risk of the device loosening.

Zimmer is facing lawsuits regarding the NexGen CR-Flex knee replacement device as well as the NexGen LPS knee replacement device.

breakinglawsuitnews.com disclaimer: This article: Lawsuits Filed Against Zimmer NexGen LPS Knee Replacements was posted on Tuesday, May 10th, 2011 at 6:31 pm at breakinglawsuitnews.com and is filed under Medical Device Lawsuits.

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