The Zimmer Persona Knee was created to be a long-lasting alternative for younger patients. However, the device has been linked to serious complications and has been recalled just three years after it was approved by the FDA in 2012.
In March 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a Class II recall of the Zimmer Persona Trabecular Metal Tibial Plate after there was an increase in complaints of loosening and radiolucent lines, or large gaps between the device and the patient’s bone tissue. The announcement from the FDA said that Zimmer was initiating a voluntary recall of the Persona knee implant.
The FDA issues a Class II Recall when a product can cause temporary or medically reversible adverse health consequences.
More than 11,000 units were affected by the recall, which covered all sizes and lots of the devices. They were sold from November 2013 through January 2015. Patients with the Zimmer Persona knee implant may be forced to undergo revision surgery to correct the issues.
If you or a loved one was given a Zimmer Persona knee implant, you need an experienced attorney with more than three decades of experience helping clients get the compensation they deserve. Contact the Fitch Law Firm today at 855-LAW-OHIO or fill out our free online consultation form.
Many patients complaining about Zimmer Persona
Zimmer has reported receiving a high number of complaints involving the premature loosening of the Persona knee implant device, approximately 6 complaints per 1,000 devices implanted. Implant loosening can cause severe pain and often leads to revision surgery.
Patients who have experienced problems after having the Zimmer Persona Knee implanted have reported the following symptoms:
- Difficulty walking
- Trouble getting up from a seated position
- Knee tightness and instability
If you have received a Zimmer Persona knee implant and experienced these symptoms, please talk to a doctor immediately. Then, contact an experienced faulty medical device attorney to help you determine if you have grounds to file a lawsuit.
Let the Fitch Law Firm help you with your Zimmer Persona Knee System case
If you or a loved one went through a knee replacement with the Zimmer Persona Knee System and then experienced pain or other problems, you need the help of an experienced faulty medical device attorney to fight for your rights.
Zimmer may have issued a recall for the Persona Knee System, but the company still is responsible to take care of patients who were injured as a result of the implant. Don’t let deal with your pain and suffering alone. The Fitch Law Firm in Columbus, Ohio, understands how detrimental a defective medical device can be to you or your loved one’s life.
Call 855-LAW-OHIO today or fill out our free online consultation form.