In order to determine if you might have a case or claim against Zimmer Holdings, Inc. for the receipt of a defective knee replacement device, you will have to make the following determinations:
1. First, you will need to see if the knee replacement device you received was in fact a Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex Knee Replacement Device:
The best way to look into this matter is to contact either the physician who performed your procedure or the facility where your procedure was performed. Your treating physician and/or the institution should have access to the medical records that are relevant to ascertaining what type of implant you received.
Please note that even if your replacement device is not a Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex Knee Replacement Device, you may still have a case, and should consult a qualified attorney about your specific circumstances
2. Second, if it turns out that you were the recipient of a Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex Knee Replacement Device, you should schedule a consultation with your physician immediately to assess your level of injury:
Your physician will be able to make an assessment as to whether or not your Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex Knee Replacement Device is functioning properly, as well as whether or not you are a candidate for “revision” surgery. Some common side effects associated with a malfunctioning knee replacement device include, but are not limited to pain, loosening of the device, bone “remodeling” of the knee, failure of the implant, etc. Click here to learn more about the Dangers of the Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex Knee Replacement Device.
Please note – Even if you are not experiencing any of the aforementioned side effects from your knee replacement device, you may still have a case, and should consult a qualified attorney about your specific circumstances. A defective knee replacement device could very well not have caused you any problems to date, but could be a proverbial “ticking time bomb” in your body. The “uncemented” design of the implant has been shown to result in pain, loosening of the device, and in some cases, failure of the device, and can have long term consequences for your health.
3. Third, you should contact a qualified attorney who is familiar with the Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex Knee Replacement Device for a consultation on your case