In 2012, Zimmer introduced its Persona Personalized Knee Replacement System. The Persona was advertised to provide a “personalized” implant that would provide the best fit for the patient. However, when components in the system were called into question for loosening, Zimmer was forced to recall 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 highly publicized medical device recalls. 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. Both recalls resulted in pending Multidistrict Litigations (“MDLs”) in New Jersey and Illinois, respectively. An MDL case occurs when multiple civil actions that involve the same question or questions of fact are pending in separate states or districts. Once these multiple cases are consolidated under an MDL, they will be transferred to a singular court.
An MDL has not yet been established for the Zimmer Persona claims.
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries from the use of a Zimmer Persona Personalized Knee Replacement System it is recommended that you speak with experienced legal counsel who can help assess any potential claims.