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Louisiana Lawsuit Filed Over Zimmer Knee Replacement

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John Love, of Orleans Parish, Louisiana, has filed a lawsuit in New Orleans federal court against Zimmer Inc., alleging his total knee replacement system is defective. According to the lawsuit, Love has experienced weakness, swelling, and pain because of the metal-on-metal replacement system, which he claims is unreasonably dangerous and unfit for use, as it fails prematurely and causes cobalt chromium contamination in the body.

The Louisiana Record reports that parts implanted in Love include the NexGen Complete Knee Solution, the Legacy Knee Posterior Femoral Component, and the Trabecular Metal Monoblack Tibial Component.

The lawsuit claims that Love will have to undergo another total knee replacement surgery because of the device, and accuses Zimmer of negligent and careless design, manufacture, label, distribution, marketing, and promotion of the knee replacement system. The lawsuit also charges the company with violating the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, and requests a jury trial.  

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Louisiana Lawsuit Filed Over Zimmer Knee Replacement

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