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October Bellwether Trial Scheduled for Zimmer NexGen Knee Implants

More than a thousand cases related to Zimmer NexGen knee implants have been filed and consolidated in federal court in Illinois. The federal judge overseeing these cases has recently issues a scheduling order setting opening statements for the first trail that is set to begin on October 13th of this year. A bellwether trail in this case would give the judge and both defendants and plaintiffs an opportunity to present representative samples of cases. This process gives all parties involved a good indication as to what is likely to happen as these cases proceed. It is also a way to streamline the process and hopefully lead to a quick and adequate compensation to injured patients.

The patients at the center of these cases have endured pain and discomfort as a result of faulty knee replacements. In particular, the MIS Tibial device, a component of Zimmer NextGen system, has been recalled due to reports of loosening. These lawsuits further allege that other components, specifically the LPS-Flex and CR-flex femoral components, have caused problems for individuals. In March, Zimmer issued a recall on the Persona Trabecular Metal Tibia Plate for similar reasons. Loose parts in a knee replacement cause pain, discomfort and can result in revision surgery which can be costly, painful and may not fully fix the original problem.

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If you or someone you love has had any of the lots or sizes C-J of the Zimmer Persona Trabecular Metal Tibial Plate implanted as part of a knee replacement surgery and have experienced pain, loosening, discomfort or have had to undergo additional revision surgery to fix these problems, you may be able to pursue a claim against Zimmer Persona. Individuals who have had problems with these implants are alleging that the company failed to test the design and perform the adequate research required before it was approved for the market.

If you or someone you know has been injured by a recalled or defective product, you deserve to understand the full extent of your legal rights and the compensation you may be entitled to receive. The attorneys at Fears | Nachawati Law Firm have successfully represented hundreds of clients who have been hurt by recalled pharmaceutical devices and products. We understand the painful and costly impact such products can cause our clients and we work hard to pursue claims against those responsible. The attorneys at Fears | Nachawati are national leaders in product recall cases and will be happy to assist you. For a free attorney consultation, please call 1.866.705.7584 or send an email to

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