The Raleigh defective medical device attorneys at Wilson Law, P.A. are currently reviewing cases on behalf of individuals who have suffered injuries caused by the Zimmer Persona Trabecular Metal Tibial Plate used for knee replacement surgeries. In March 2015, this knee implant device was recalled due to reports that the device may be prone to loosening, severe pain, and the need for early revision surgery.
At Wilson Law, P.A., we’ve made defective medical device cases a primary focus of our practice. Kimberly Wilson White has more than 15 years of experience handling these cases, and you can learn about your rights and options by speaking with her in person. Please call 919-890-0180 today to schedule a free consultation at our Raleigh personal injury office.
Zimmer Persona Recall Information
Less than three years after the Zimmer Persona Knee System was released for use in knee replacement surgeries, the medical device manufacturer announced a Class II recall for the system due to a problem with one of its components, the trabecular metal tibial plate. More than 11,000 Zimmer Persona devices were included in the recall. These devices had been distributed to 25 states, including North Carolina.
According to the Zimmer Persona recall announcement, an unacceptable number of patients had been reporting issues associated with premature loosening of the knee implant and radiolucent lines on x-rays. Radiolucent lines refer to dark lines that appear on x-rays. They are a symptom of a poorly fitting implant, and they indicate a reduction in bone density in the knee.
Complications experienced by Zimmer Persona knee implant patients include:
- Knee pain
- Lack of artificial knee fixation
- Knee implant loosening
- Decreased mobility
- Device failure
- Need for premature revision surgery
According to the recall announcement, 6 out of every 1,000 Zimmer persona implants may fail. This rate is significantly higher than what is achieved by similar devices.
Experienced Raleigh Defective Medical Device Lawyers
Kimberly Wilson White has litigated numerous defective medical device cases over the past 15 years. This experience, combined with her Master’s degree in Public Health, give her a unique background in this complex area of law.
At Wilson Law, P.A., we understand that you are suffering physically, emotionally, and financially as a result of complications with your knee replacement. We’ll fight aggressively to recover compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering so that you can move on with your life once and for all.
Please contact Wilson Law, P.A. using the form or call 919-890-0180 today to schedule a free Zimmer knee implant injury consultation. We serve clients in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, and throughout North Carolina.