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Failing Medical Devices and Lax Regulations a Perfect Storm

Failing Medical Devices and Lax Regulations a Perfect Storm September 5, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: When Zimmer announced a voluntary recall of the Zimmer Persona Trabecular Metal Tibial Plate in February of last year (augmented by an official Class II recall by the US Food and Drug Administration the following month on March 12, 2015), the Zimmer Persona recall was yet another reminder of a medical device regulatory environment that is flawed at its best, and dangerous at its worst. With the first wave of the massive Baby Boomer demographic now easing into retirement, the possibility for ongoing failure of medical devices will likely grow exponentially.
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Zimmer Persona Knee Subjected to Yet another Recall in Early 2016

Zimmer Persona Knee Subjected to Yet another Recall in Early 2016 August 7, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: Most are familiar by now with the Zimmer Persona Recall of 2015, and in particular the Persona Trabecular Metal Plate that could loosen and cause pain and the ultimate failure of the knee. The voluntary recall was initiated by Zimmer in February of last year, with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) endorsing the recall the following month, in March.
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Zimmer Persona Recall: Be Aware of What’s in Ya…

Zimmer Persona Recall: Be Aware of What’s in Ya… July 6, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Harrisburg, PA: Zimmer Persona lawsuit attorneys and others representing plaintiffs in various medical device litigation cases are increasingly advising their clients to be vigilant with regard to the particular device they are receiving, should a recall occur.
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Zimmer Persona Knee: They Don’t Make ’em Like They Used To

Zimmer Persona Knee: They Don’t Make ’em Like They Used To June 13, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Warsaw, IN: It’s a common refrain in the modern age: things are not as they were. People don’t respect each other, or each other’s property like they used to. The politeness of old has vanished. “They don’t make ’em like they used to.” And for the most part, things aren’t built to last. One must forgive such a lament coming from the plaintiff behind a Zimmer Persona lawsuit alleging a failed Zimmer Persona Trabecular Metal Tibial plate.
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The New Normal in Medical Device Approval Requires Patient Diligence

The New Normal in Medical Device Approval Requires Patient Diligence May 18, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: Given today’s medical device environment, including the tendency for manufacturers to rush products to market through the 510(k) Clearance regulatory loophole made available by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), it’s incumbent on the patient to be proactive in managing or at the very least remaining conversant with regard to his or her own cases. The Zimmer Persona Recall is one such example.
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It’s Harder to Replace a Knee Than a Crumpled Fender

It’s Harder to Replace a Knee Than a Crumpled Fender April 16, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: When artificial joints were more simplified, manufactured with more traditional materials and were subject to a Premarket Approval (PMA) by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), such medical devices were expected to last upwards of 15 years, and most did. Revision surgeries were either rare or you never heard about them because they were not an issue. That’s not the case today, as anyone experiencing Zimmer Persona Knee pain can attest.
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Zimmer Readying for Zimmer Persona Recall Lawsuits

Zimmer Readying for Zimmer Persona Recall Lawsuits March 17, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Warsaw, IN: As we slip past the one-year anniversary of the Zimmer Persona Recall, the manufacturer of the failed Persona Trabecular Plate has selected a second bellwether lawsuit for its troubled NexGen knee as litigation mounts over knee implants across various product lines.
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The One-Year Anniversary of the Zimmer Persona Recall

The One-Year Anniversary of the Zimmer Persona Recall February 15, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: One of the most troubling aspects of the almost one-year-old Zimmer Persona Recall is the fact that Zimmer is the largest manufacturer and marketer of knee implants on the planet. And yet, such market penetration and expertise appears to have had little impact in the prevention of failures, which have resulted, for many, in Zimmer Persona knee pain.
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Why Are Medical Devices Failing?

Why Are Medical Devices Failing? January 23, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC:It’s been almost a year since the Zimmer Persona Recall and - specifically - the voluntary Class II recall of the Zimmer Persona Trabecular Metal Tibial Plate. The latter is a specific component of the Zimmer Persona system, and has led many a disgruntled and negatively impacted patient to file a Zimmer Persona lawsuit.
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Will You Resolve to File a Zimmer Persona Lawsuit in 2016?

Will You Resolve to File a Zimmer Persona Lawsuit in 2016? December 23, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: This is the time of year when pretty much everything slows down for the holidays. Lawsuits are no different, with litigation and the courts alike taking a bit of a breather. A good a time as any, perhaps, before we break out the egg nog and the good cheer, to review the issues surrounding the Zimmer Persona Recall and how a failed Zimmer Persona Trabecular Metal Tibial Plate may be affecting you.
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