On March 12, 2015, the Food & Drug Administration announced the immediate recall of over 11,000 Zimmer Persona knee implant components because of premature loosening. This Class 2 Recall includes the entire United States and worldwide use of this possibly defective medical device.
Knee implant loosening causes pain, instability and the feeling of “giving way” in knee implant patients. In many patients, this can lead to revision surgery and extensive, painful rehabilitation.
Patients who received this Persona knee implant were usually informed by their doctors that it was the best choice for them because it was made to make the patient’s unique bone sizes.
Although Zimmer notified doctors and hospitals of the recall on February 16, 2015, the FDA did not make an official public announcement of the Persona recall until March 12, 2015.
If you have a Zimmer Persona knee implant or have already had this recalled medical device surgically removed and replaced, you can seek to hold Zimmer accountable and pursue compensation for your losses, including: