SIGNS OF ISSUES WITH YOUR ZIMMER PERSONAL KNEE REPLACEMENT
These are some of the signs that your knee implant may be failing and you should consult with your orthopedist:
- Ongoing pain
- Lack of mobility
- Instability of the knee
It often takes several months for you to start feeling better after knee surgery. In most cases, that's normal -- your body takes time to heal. But sometimes, there's something wrong with the knee implant that is permanent, so it lasts beyond the normal recuperation period.
When that happens, following examination and testing by your surgeon, you may need to have the part removed and replaced -- this is called revision surgery. If that happens, it is critical that arrangements are made to save the medical device that was removed. It is important evidence in any potential lawsuit.
Some surgeons are suggesting that you try a manipulation after your implant, to improve fixation and possibly reduce the need for revision surgery. However, if that does not work, it suggests a serious problem with inadequate fixation of the device to the bone.
“We see time and again in recalled orthopedic product cases that companies rush implants to the market without sufficient safety testing or clinical trials. As a result, while patients think they are getting the latest innovative technology, they instead are exposed to the risks of an inadequately tested product when there are safer alternatives with a longer track record. The Zimmer Persona knee did not undergo clinical trials prior to it being cleared for marketing.”
-- Ellen Relkin, Weitz & Luxenberg P.C.
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS
You may have heard from your surgeon that Zimmer is offering to settle your case if you contact them directly.
The danger of calling Zimmer directly without representation is the amount they may offer is far less than you are entitled to and you would be releasing all rights potentially before you know your final prognosis.
You need someone who can negotiate on your behalf to ensure that you receive as much compensation as you are entitled to and protect your rights, including addressing Medicare and health insurance company liens.
Contact us for advice at 888-611-7818 to discover your options and the next steps you should take.