The Zimmer Persona Personalized Knee System is a knee prosthesis that was designed to address a number of knee disorders suffered by patients, such as various forms of arthritis, loss of joint configuration, and other disabilities.
First approved in 2012 as a 510k device, the Zimmer Persona Trabecular Metal Tibia component was recalled in 2015 by the FDA, less than three years after market introduction. The FDA’s 510k process allows manufacturers to bypass clinical testing as long as the device is similar to products currently on the market.
The recalled device is a porous-coated, two-pegged tibial component. While the recalled component is not featured on every Persona Knee System, over 11,000 devices are alleged to contain the defect.
The basis for the Zimmer recalls includes complaints from patients regarding:
Symptoms of early implant failure can include severe knee pain, decreased mobility, and complications affecting the surrounding bone and tissue. Some patients may require revision surgery, which can be painful and costly. If you are suffering from adverse effects from the Zimmer Persona Trabecular Metal Tibia component, talk to our product liability attorneys.
Kaiser Gornick LLP is regarded as one of the leading product liability firms in the nation. Our rich history of success includes hundreds of millions of dollars recovered for our clients. We are committed to helping injured consumers seek remedies from negligent companies.
Learn more about how our Zimmer Persona lawyers can help you. We can speak about your experiences with the device and explore your options for compensation. We offer free initial consultations.