Lawsuits filed in federal court alleging that Zimmer NexGen knee implants are defective have been consolidated as an MDL in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. So far, 28 suits have been filed in federal courts across the country and will now be centralized in Illinois. Any future suits will also be transferred to the MDL.
U.S. District Court Judge Rebecca R. Pallmeyer will coordinate pretrial proceedings for the litigation, which claims the Zimmer NexGen components suffered from design defects, causing the Plaintiffs’ implants to fail. The suits allege that although the NexGen replacements were advertised as providing greater flexibility once the knee replacement was implanted, they actually had a greater risk of loosening and no greater benefit in flexibility than other designs. Plaintiffs claim they were forced to undergo additional surgery to remove or replace their implants. If you need information on this litigation, contact Navan Ward, a lawyer in our Mass Torts Section, at 800-898-2034 or by email at Navan.Ward@beasleyallen.com.
Source: Lawyers USA Online
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