The Food & Drug Administration on March 12, 2015 announced a Class 2 Recall of about 11,658 Zimmer Persona knee implant Tibial components parts because of radiolucent lines and premature loosening. Distributed from 2012 through January 2015 due to the recall, the Persona knee was marketed as “The Personalized Knee System” by Zimmer Inc. Since it launch, the Persona has been linked to numerous failures and complications from patients all of the United States.
Per to the FDA: “An increase in complaints of loosening and radiolucent lines” was noted in the Persona knee system and has been investigated for device failures.
This Class 2 Zimmer knee recall relates to the following component parts:
Persona Trabecular Metal Tibial Plate / Persona TM Tibia-Prosthesis, Knee, Patello/Femorotibial, Semi-Constrained, Uncemented, Porous, Coated, Polymer/Metal/Polymer For use in either posterior cruciate retaining orsacrificing surgical procedures.
Our Zimmer Persona Knee Injury Lawyers at Childers Schlueter & Smith continue to investigate the now recalled Zimmer Persona knee implant components and receive calls from new patients with reported injuries on a daily basis. This includes investigating the Persona Knee Implant Recall Notice recently sent to implanting surgeons and hospitals. As we have seen with many other devices, implant loosening can cause unbearable pain, discomfort and even lead to revision/repair surgeries.
As stated by the FDA:
Zimmer Inc. is initiating a voluntary recall of Persona Trabecular Metal Tibial following an increase in complaints of radiolucent lines and loosening. All sizes and lots of the affected devices are being removed from distribution. Urgent Medical Device Recall notices were issued to affected distributors, hospitals, and surgeons on 2/16/2015 via mail. Customers are asked to review the notification and ensure affected personnel are aware of the contents. All affected product are to be located and quarantined immediately.
If you received a Zimmer Persona Knee Implant and have questions about your ongoing issues or legal rights, please give us a call today. We have knee injury attorneys standing by now to help address your concerns and keep you informed about this important knee replacement recall. All inquiries are kept completely confidential and all initial consults are free of charge.
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A partner with Childers, Schlueter & Smith, LLC, Richard Schlueter has spent his career representing individuals and families who have been harmed as the result of wrongful conduct by others. Recently, Richard was selected for inclusion into the Nation’s Top 1 percent of lawyers by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel (NADC).