Rottenstein Law Group Evaluating Inconsistent Messages from Zimmer Regarding Recall of NexGen Knee Replacement Systems
(New York, NY, April 25, 2011) The Rottenstein Law Group, which represents clients with claims stemming from the failures of defective knee replacement devices manufactured and sold by Zimmer Holdings, Inc., is trying to decipher the mixed messages from the company, regarding its NexGen replacement knee systems.
In 2003, the Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex implant was introduced as the latest solution to common knee problems. The product promised to give recipients a broader range of motion than had been delivered by previous knee replacement devices. The CR-Flex implants have been used in over 150,000 procedures, making Zimmer millions of dollars in yearly revenue. A recent study brought to light data that is questioning the effectiveness of the NexGen CR-Flex devices. The surgeons who authored the study are advocating for the product’s removal from the market.
Although Zimmer has been actively attempting to quell rumors of a potential recall of the NexGen replacement knee devices, the company has quietly recalled some 350 different components used in the NexGen devices because they were found to have “nonconforming and inconsistent geometry”. According to reports, Zimmer recalled components of its NexGen Complete Knee Solution LPS-Flex Fixed Knee System on September 15, 2010, by sending letters to distributors, salespeople, risk managers and surgeons. Despite the notification, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) did not publicize the recall until months later. It appears that neither Zimmer nor the FDA issued an appropriate press release announcing the recall.
Unfortunately, recipients of joint replacement devices are not normally told which devices they are being implanted with. This circumstance can lead to a victim failing to take the appropriate action when faced with subsequent difficulties. The Rottenstein Law Group is encouraging anyone with a friend or relative who has had a knee replacement to recommend that he or she speak to a physician immediately, and then speak to a qualified personal injury lawyer. The Rottenstein Law Group lawyers have a total of more than 25 years of experience fighting for the rights of clients who have suffered harm due to the negligence of powerful corporations.
The Rottenstein Law Group maintains a Zimmer Knee Replacement Lawsuit Information Center which is equipped with easy-to-use social media features that will enable users to spread the word about DePuy Pinnacle hip replacement device failures.
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