The defective medical product attorneys at the Law Offices of Gregory Krasovsky provide legal support and representation to any plaintiff seeking to pursue a legitimate Knee Replacement lawsuit. In order to successfully take on large medical device companies, it is necessary to have a competent Knee Replacement attorney to help you navigate the legal hurdles. Contact a Knee Replacement lawyer to schedule a free consultation and learn how we can help you secure a just Knee Replacement settlement.
Each year, there are as many knee replacement surgeries performed. People with weak knees and disorders such as oseoarthritis often need a knee replacement to help them walk and function again. However, the problem with this glut of knee replacements is that many of the products that are being surgically implanted into the bodies of patients are defective. If a knee replacement implant is found to be defective, the patient will have to undergo painful revision surgery.
Some defective medical devices such as the Zimmer NexGen knee replacement have an unacceptable failure rate. It is generally though that a failure rates of approximately 5% is acceptable in a medical product; however, as many as 36% of the NexGen knee replacements become loose within two years. If a knee replacement becomes loose, revision surgery will have to be conducted. Apparently the porous metal component at the ball of the knee is the primary culprit in this defective device.
Smith & Nephew knee replacements have similar problems. After a certain amount of bone is cut away, the knee replacement is supposed to bond with the bone and function as though it were naturally part of the body. The problem with the Smith & Nephew system is that it fails to properly bond. As a result, a number of recalls have been ordered (the recalls in 2003 were of the Oxinium Pro-Fix II and the Oxinium Genesis II). However, many of these defective devices are already inside of the bodies of patients, and these devices will need to be removed through revision surgery.
If you or a loved one has needed to undergo revision surgery as a result of a defective knee implant, you might be entitled to knee replacement compensation. You should always first contact a trusted medical professional to confirm your suspicions, but after that, contacting a competent and experienced knee replacement lawyer is crucial to securing a recovery. Contact one of our attorneys today to schedule a free and confidential case consultation.