Recently, the Zimmer Persona Knee Implant came under fire after many people filed personal injury claims. As a result, Zimmer has begun to issue a recall of this implant.

For those unaware, the primary medical device, or portion of the device, at issue in potential claims is the Persona Trabecular Metal Porous-Coated Tibial Tray that is uncemented and any size other than A or B. The device was marketed and distributed in numerous states (including AK, AL, AZ, CA, CO, FL, IL, IN, KS, MA, MI, MN, MO, NC, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA and WI) and virtually all of the potential claimants should have received recall letters at this time.

The implantation timeframe at issue is roughly the beginning of November 2012, to the recall in the middle of March 2015. Essentially, the complications at issue are aseptic (i.e. not from infection) loosening, lucency and/or radiolucent lines.

If you or a loved one has suffered injuries from the use of a Zimmer Persona Personalized Knee Replacement System, you can contact Stark & Stark and speak to one of the Mass Tort/Pharmaceutical Litigation attorneys, free of charge, who can help assess any potential claims.

In 2012, Zimmer introduced its Persona Personalized Knee Replacement System. When components in the system were called into question for loosening, Zimmer issued a recall of more than 11,500 porous coated, uncemented Zimmer Persona Trabecular Metal Tibial Plates, as well as the Zimmer Persona Tibial Articular Surface Provisional (TASP) Shim tool, in March 2015.

Zimmer Inc.’s voluntary recall is the latest in a number of publicized medical device recalls. For instance, Zimmer issued a voluntary recall of its metal-on-metal hip device (Durom Cup) in 2008, and another recall for its other knee implant (NexGen) in 2010. Recipients of the Durom Cup and NexGen devices have brought various claims against Zimmer, which resulted in pending Multidistrict Litigations (“MDLs”) in New Jersey and Illinois, respectively.

An MDL has not yet been established for the recalled Zimmer Persona TM Tibia claims.

If you or a loved one has suffered injuries from the use of a Zimmer Persona Personalized Knee Replacement System, you can contact Stark & Stark and speak to one of the Mass Tort/Pharmaceutical Litigation attorneys, free of charge, who can help assess any potential claims.