Zimmer has filed a motion to have all NexGen Flex knee replacement lawsuits filed in New Jersey state courts centralized in in Middlesex County, NJ.
Zimmer requested that centralization include only those cases filed in New Jersey that contain allegations involving the NexGen CR-Flex Porous Femoral Component, NexGen CR-Flex Precoat Femoral Component, NexGen Gender Solutions CR-Flex Precoat Femoral Component, NexGen LPS Flex Precoat Femoral Component, NexGen LPS Flex Option Femoral Component, NexGen Gender Solutions LPS-Flex Femoral Component, and MIS Total Knee Procedure Stemmed Tibial Component Fixed Bearing Precoat.
Zimmer said in the motion that centralization of the cases will help conserve judicial resources, and that there is a strong likelihood that a significant number of similar cases may be filed in New Jersey, and other venues, in the near future. The company wrote that they chose MIddlesex County because it is centrally located for all parties, and is currently the least congested venue in New Jersey.
All the lawsuits filed against Zimmer for the NexGen knee replacement system have similar allegations, including that the implants failed prematurely and often caused the need for patients to undergo risky revision surgery to remove or replace the faulty NexGen knee devices.