Zimmer Manufacturing Company markets and manufactures medical devices and implants and makes over $4 billion dollars annually in sales. Their hip and knee implants have been a very profitable market business for Zimmer. However, the very same hip and knee implants are causing many people who have had these implants installed serious problems.
Recently, the company has had many people file lawsuits against several of their medical devices which include the NexGen CR-Flex Knee. The NexGen CR-Flex Knee features a cobalt chromium molybdenum alloy that is coated with a porous liner which caps the thigh bone where the tibia and the knee connect.
Their NexGen line, unlike most knee implants is not attached by using cement or a fixative. The knee replacement is called a knee athroplasty and was made to help eliminate the risk of polluting cement in the tissues nearby, or entreating the patients bloodstream and eventually breaking down.
As with any knee replacement the risk of adverse events are possible. Although with this specific product, the loosening component was due to incomplete fusion
Side Effects of the Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex Knee Replacement
Some of the problems the Zimmer NexGen can cause to those implanted with the knee replacement device include:
- Join instability/dislocation of prosthetic knee
- Fractures or loosening of the prosthetic knee components
- Nerve damage
- Poor range of motion in leg
- Major pains
- Bone fracture
- Misalignment or disassembly of the prosthetic knee
- Blood clots in the veins
- Prosthetic knee components corrosion
- Adverse reactions to those materials which are contained in the prosthetic knee which range from allergic reactions to reactions as serious as cancer or a tumor
Filing a Lawsuit Against Zimmer
If you have been dealing with pain and have had side effects as a result of the Zimmer NexGen Knee Replacement, you need to speak to a lawyer who can give you the advice and help you need. There is no cost for a consultation and if your case is accepted, you will pay nothing unless your attorney can recover money on your behalf.