Since 2003, many medical device manufacturers have been forced to recall knee replacement systems and their component parts, as these systems are prone to having serious defects. At least 35% of all these knee-related device recalls in the United States are issued on behalf of Zimmer Biomet, a massive medical device company that was responsible for over 355 recall efforts between 2003 and 2017 alone.
If you’ve been injured after receiving a Zimmer Biomet Vanguard Total Knee System, you’re not alone – and our Indianapolis knee replacement attorneys can help you seek justice. Because this particular knee replacement system has been subject to a Class II FDA recall and dozens of consumer lawsuits, there is already a clear track record of negligence for this product.
At Wagner Reese, our knowledgeable legal team brings more than nine decades of experience holding companies like Zimmer Biomet accountable for their actions. We’ll aim to do the same in your claim, and ensure that you and your family have peace of mind for the future.
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Common Injuries from the Vanguard Total Knee System
Although any part of a knee replacement system can fail, there is one specific component of the Zimmer Biomet Vanguard Total Knee System that has caused more devastation than any other part: The Regenerex 3-Peg Series A Patella, or the kneecap. Because its pegs are incorrectly attached and tend to break off, the Series A Patella has been known to migrate throughout the knee area, causing severe pain and permanent joint damage in many patients. As if that weren’t enough, the broken pegs can also scatter toxic metal debris through the patient’s knee system, and allow dangerous chemicals to be absorbed into the bloodstream.
Here are the most common injuries patients have reported after a Vanguard system failure:
- Toxic chemical exposure
- Severe pain and bruising in knee area
- Infection in knee joint
- Dislocated knee
- Torn or bruised ligaments
- Leg bone fractures
- Internal bleeding
Fighting for Consumers’ Rights
As defective drug and medical device lawyers, we take cases involving manufacturer negligence very seriously. Up to 700,000 Americans may opt to have total knee replacement surgery this year, and many will receive a system from Zimmer Biomet or another major medical device manufacturer – without knowing all the risks and potential complications.
Committed to pursuing justice in circumstances like these, we can fight for you and your family if you would like to bring a lawsuit against Zimmer Biomet. Repeatedly recognized by Indiana Trial Lawyer of the Year and Super Lawyers, the Indianapolis-based team at Wagner Reese can give you the compassionate counsel you deserve during this difficult time.
Ready to get started on your injury claim? Call (888) 204-8440 to speak with one of our responsive team members.