Zimmer Persona Knee Implant
Americans are living longer, fuller lives these days. Medical procedures such as knee replacement surgeries can greatly increase a person’s quality of life – that is, if the surgery goes well, and the knee implant does not end up causing more problems than it solves. While ideally every patient would have a successful outcome, the reality is that some knee implant surgeries are ultimately failures. If you or a loved one has suffered complications from a defective knee implant manufactured by Zimmer, the Grand Rapids and Traverse City Zimmer lawyers at Neumann Law Group can help you understand your legal remedies, including the possibility of a product liability lawsuit based on defects in the Zimmer Persona knee implant.
Natural knee joints are comprised of three basic compartments: medial (inner side), lateral (outer side), and patella-femoral (beneath the kneecap). Depending upon a patient’s condition, a partial or total knee replacement may be indicated. In a total knee replacement, the patient is implanted with four artificial components: tibial, femoral, and patellar components, as well as a spacer. Artificial knee replacement parts are made of different materials, depending upon the manufacturer. These typically include metals such as titanium, cobalt, or chromium and plastics such as polyethylene.Pursue a Legal Remedy for Injuries Caused by the Zimmer Persona Knee Implant
One of the more popular manufacturers of knee replacements is Zimmer, Inc., which makes the Persona Knee. This particular style of knee replacement is allegedly based on an “updated design.” However, our Grand Rapids and Traverse City Zimmer attorneys are aware that certain parts of the Zimmer Persona knee implant have been subjects of a product recall. Patients have reported pain, loosening, and other complications, and some have even needed to undergo revision surgery, which can be a complicated procedure that requires additional recovery time compared to a first-time knee replacement surgery. Following the recall of Zimmer Persona knee implants, several product liability lawsuits have been filed in Michigan and across the country by patients who claim that they were harmed by the implants.
When a patient files a product liability claim due to an allegedly defective medical device, whether that device is a knee implant, a birth control device, or hernia mesh, the burden of proving liability rests on the patient. Thus, they should retain a Zimmer lawyer in Traverse City or Grand Rapids to collect evidence for their case and present it in a persuasive, strategic manner. This involves proof not only that the product was in fact defective in some way but also that the patient suffered physical harm as a proximate result. Your attorney will perform a careful review of your medical records and retain an expert witness (or possibly several experts), who can explain the facts to the jury in language that they can understand if the case is not settled before trial.Talk to a Lawyer About Your Potential Product Liability Lawsuit
The Neumann Law Group helps individuals and families in Grand Rapids, Traverse City, Ann Arbor, Flint, Lansing, Muskegon, Midland, Holland, Kalamazoo, Detroit, Wyoming, Saginaw, Warren, Petoskey, and communities throughout the Upper Peninsula who are seeking fair compensation for harm caused by defectively manufactured and designed products, including Zimmer Persona knee implants. If you believe that you or a loved one has been hurt by a defective knee implant or another faulty medical device, call us at (800) 525-6386 or contact us online and schedule a free consultation with a Zimmer attorney in Traverse City or Grand Rapids. When it comes to product liability litigation, it is essential that an injured person take prompt legal action. Otherwise, his or her claim may be barred by the statute of limitations or statute of repose. Additionally, due to their inherent complexity, product liability cases usually take a great deal of time to adequately prepare for trial. The longer that an injured person waits to file a claim, the longer that it will take for him or her to receive compensation if his or her claim is ultimately successful.