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South Dakota Zimmer Knee Lawsuit Filed

Elise Kramer | March 15th, 2012 | Posted in Zimmer Knee Lawsuit News

A new lawsuit has been filed by South Dakota plaintiff Jeanne Green in the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota. She filed a lawsuit with the help of a Zimmer knee attorney after encountering problems associated with the NexGen knee replacement system, and has had to undergo additional Zimmer knee surgery as a result of her knee implant complications. The lawsuit was filed on the 1st of December, 2011 and joins a number of other cases that are currently making their way through the litigation process across the country.

Health hazards ignored according to Zimmer knee lawyer

According to the lawsuit filed by Green and her attorney, the plaintiff was implanted with the NexGen knee replacement device on the 13th of October, 2008. It goes on to say that at the time neither the plaintiff nor her treating physician were aware of any problems associated with the implant and therefore assumed it was safe to use. However, shortly thereafter, according to the claim, she began to experience problems including severe and debilitating pain and knee instability. After a while, the side effects became significant enough that she was forced to undergo a revision surgery that removed the NexGen implant and replaced it with another implant.

Patients who file lawsuits often have experienced Zimmer knee failure to the extent that they have had to undergo knee revision surgery. However, some plaintiffs have filed lawsuits even if they have not had to undergo knee revision surgery.

Green’s lawsuit claims that device manufacturer downplayed the risks associated with their knee implant and did not adequately alert patients and physicians of the potential risk of knee failure and other complications. Green, according to her lawsuit, was specifically implanted with the NexGen LPS-Flex components and the NexGen MIS tibial components, which are not uncommonly cited in lawsuits.

Settlement sought in Zimmer knee lawsuit

Plaintiffs such as Green are seeking settlements that will help cover past and future medical bills as well as other costs associated with the injury such as past and future rehabilitation and home health care, lost income, permanent disability, loss of balance, and pain and suffering. Green is seeking in excess of $75,000 to compensate for her injuries.

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