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Texas Product Liability Lawsuit Filed Against Zimmer NexGen Knee Replacement

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Gerald Waterston has filed a product liability lawsuit against Zimmer Inc., Zimmer Holdings, and Zimmer Orthopaedic Surgical Products., in the Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division alleging their knee replacement device loosens after implantation, causing the need to replacement surgery.

Earlier this month, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation ordered that all Zimmer Nexgen Knee implant lawsuits be consolidated and transferred to U.S. District Court in Illinois.  The lawsuits involved in  the  <a href=””>Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex femoral components</a>, <a href=””>Zimmer NexGen MIS Tibial components</a> or <a href=””>Zimmer NexGen LPS-Flex femoral components</a>.

Waterston alleges that he had knee replacement surgery in 2008, and started experiencing severe and debilitating pain shortly thereafter. The lawsuit says that he was told his implant was loosening, or detaching from the bone. 15 months after the initial implant surgery, he had to have a second surgery to replace the defective Zimmer NexGen Knee device.

The lawsuit accuses Zimmer of misleading consumers by engaging in deceptive and misleading promotional sales practices, and convincing health care professionals to use the knee replacement devices even though the company knew the product was not safe.

The lawsuit seeks damages for lost income, disability, medical expenses, pain and suffering, instability, loss of balance, double or triple damages, punitive damages, attorney’s fees, court costs and interest, the Southeast Texas Record has reported. disclaimer: This article: Texas Product Liability Lawsuit Filed Against Zimmer NexGen Knee Replacement was posted on Tuesday, August 30th, 2011 at 8:05 pm at and is filed under Medical Device Lawsuits.

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