Patients given faulty Nexgen knee replacements made by Zimmer Biomet encouraged to seek legal advice

20th February 2023


New evidence has come to light from the UK-based National Joint Registry confirming that over 10,000 patients have been given faulty knee replacements.

The Nexgen knee implant was manufactured by US Firm, Zimmer Biomet. The implant has been widely used since 2003 but was recalled in October 2022 due to components of the product failing at an unacceptably high rate.  

Various studies reviewing the implant have taken place. One medical study, published on the US National Library of Medicine, evidenced a 17.6 per cent failure rate at 5 years post-implantation.

Those who have received the faulty knee replacements may have to undergo revision surgery to replace the defective components. Unfortunately, lifelong consequences may arise from revision surgery such as joint weakness, loss of mobility and chronic pain.

If you are a patient who has undergone knee replacement surgery using Zimmer Biomet’s implant, please do not hesitate to contact our Medical Negligence team. The team, headed by Ruth Markham, have vast experience in successfully claiming compensation on behalf of patients who have fallen victim to medical negligence and will be there to help you every step of the way.

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