“[I] was just laid off my job due to not being able to walk some days,” writes Ben (real name withheld) to LawyersandSettlements. “This is literally ruining my life. I hurt all the time, but sometimes it is literally unbearable. Even pain meds don’t help at that point.”
Another Zimmer NexGen patient writes that he suffers debilitating pain and requires physical therapy to even maintain a limited range of motion. “Constant pain and cannot straighten leg six months post operative of a Zimmer TKR [total knee replacement],” writes George (real name withheld).
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Zimmer now faces lawsuits regarding its NexGen knee replacement, alleging patients suffered early failure rates of their Zimmer knee, forcing them to endure severe pain and early revision surgery to repair the problem. In some cases, the Zimmer NexGen knee implant reportedly failed in less than a year, well under the amount of time a knee replacement is generally expected to last.
Among the allegations in various lawsuits against Zimmer are that the company knew the NexGen knee replacement could loosen and used deceptive and misleading marketing tactics to encourage health care professionals to use the Zimmer NexGen knee implant.
Zimmer multidistrict litigation is MDL No. 2272.