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Value of Zimmer Knee Implant Lawsuits – Average Case Settlement

Value of Zimmer Knee Implant Lawsuits – Average Case Settlement Our law office speaks with many individuals who have suffered from the implantation of defective medical devices including Zimmer NexGen knee replacements. One of the most common questions asked by clients during consultations with our attorneys is, “what is the value of my case” or “how much is my case worth.” Each case has its own value. The estimated settlement amount of a case is dependent on numerous factors including the severity of the medical complications suffered, future medical and rehabilitation costs, life care costs, pain and suffering, and the availability of punitive damages against at fault parties. This article is written only as a descriptive template of calculations required to determine the estimated value of a case involving defective Zimmer knee replacements. Legal Assistance: To receive a free case value assessment from a qualified attorney contact our law firm toll free (855)385-2529. A detailed case by case analysis by a knowledgeable attorney is necessary to determine an estimate value of a specific case. Feel free to contact our law offices for a free no cost case evaluation, if you or a loved one have any legal questions regarding the filing of a lawsuit for medical complications caused by defective hip replacement implants.

Factors in Determining the Value of Your Case

1. Severity of the Injury: A calculation for the severity of the injury will likely be based on the medical diagnosis by a trained physician, medical bills, hospitalizations, and necessity for medication and rehabilitation care. 2. Pain and Suffering: In jurisdictions across the country juries will have to place a monetary value on the pain and suffering a victim of an injury has suffered. Most jurisdictions use a per diem basis to calculate pain and suffering. An example of a per diem calculation is presented below.
  • A 64 year old has suffered pain and discomfort due to the implantation of a defective hip approximately 400 days, and is expected to suffer from pain for the rest of her life. According to a vocational expert she is expected to live for another 20 years with permanent pain. The jury places a per day monetary amount of $500 for her pain and suffering. Thus the calculation of would be 400 days plus 20 X 365 days = 7,700 days multiplied by $500 equals $3,850,000.
3. Lost Wages and Loss of Future Income: Victims defective medical implants have a right to recovery for lost wages as well as loss of future income. A vocational expert will determine the value of lost wages by calculating the days you have missed multiplied by your average salary during those days. LOS ANGELES CAR ACCIDENT LAWYER

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Other Important Factors:
  • Punitive Damages: Awarded where an individual acts with malice, intent, or reckless disregard for the life and safety of others.
  • Cost of Disability Care: In severe case victims of defective medical hip or knee implants will suffer from permanent injuries and disabilities. Such individuals will likely require permanent disability care including nursing and home care, transportation expenses, and rehabilitation which can amount to millions of dollars in lifetime costs.
Legal Assistance: For more information regarding Zimmer Knee Implant lawsuits contact our law offices toll free (855)385-2529. All consultations with our attorneys regarding your case are free of charge.

COMMENTS (27)
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I had a knee replacement in 12/11. I have been told that I need a revision as the components have become loose. The components are a Zimmer NexGen Hi-Flex Gender specific. Please call or email me to discuss potential legal action. I am a 52 year old female.

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my aunt had a Zimmer total replacement in 2011at 78yrs.old, and in good health still.she has since fell three times the last resulting in hip surgrey.she says the knee has caused all her falls and wants something done about it. please help

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Had a boiment vangraurd knee replacement in 2014, have had lots of problems since. Knee pain constantly. Swelling of knee, not able at times to place weight on knee, curves inward, knee stiffness, knee is allways hot to the touch, limping, grief and shock as my docotor said nothing was wrong, with my knee, so i started to do my own research to find out , needed a bone scan . Which showed severally diseased around prosthetic., loosing and other issues. Iv had other pain and suffering not mentioned here, lose of wages, loss of quilty of life.

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Have had 1 total complete knee relacememt and to follow up with a Revision surg. (Zimmer Persona) Zimmer sucks. I am now in pain 24/7, I do wish that more mfg’s would give honest info on products.

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I’ve had 1 tka Zimmer Persona line. It failed after 6 months , tried to get behind P/T? Come to find out the Device Failed. Revision surgery (pos) I’m basically starting all over thank’s to Zimmer. I should have saved my old knee braces.

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I am a 41 year old victim of what I believe is malpractice. Have had 3 surgerys in less than 60 days after my original TKR there were complications with wound that caused a revision and then because of infection am laying in a hospital bed on a PICC line getting loaded with antiobiotic and praying I ever get back a knee and can walk my 1q year old to his soccer games. This experience has kept me off work since Jan 15. And now I don’t even know if I will ever be back again. I am depressed to say the least and worried I will ever return to having a normal life. To young to be suffering this much.

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I have replacement knee now I suffer a lot a think when I try bending my body to front only for 5minutes one pain start in my back very strong I feel tired I have to sit down quickly .some time I feel pain in my right side in the knee .I talk one year ago with the doctor I’m ask if they cut something in my knee and he said yes we cut tendon and nerve. And now I hear noise when I walk inside the knee they never told that they going to cut nerve and tendonin the surgery. I want to know if I qualify for a settlement .thank

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I’ve had a total knee replacement surgery on my knee in 2014 which has resulted in me having 9 knee surgeries since then

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Which I’m still having a lot of pain, stiffness, swelling n numbness

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In 2010 I had a Zimmer TKR I have been in pain every day and in May it suddenly became 10 times worse requiring ever increasing doses of NSAIds and recently oxycodone. I work every day and I have seen an orthopod who is planning to do a revision on June 13

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In July 2010 I had a Nexgen TKR I have been in pain ever since surgery In May the pain became 10 times worse I was seen by a replacement orthopod who plans to replace the prosthesis on June 13

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I, too have been suffering from TKR, 3 surgeries, including “pain and suffering,” military career ended 1 year earlier due to loosening, MRSA, and now recently mechanical loosening. I, am asking for assistance to receive compensation, this has changed my quality of life drastically, and also had to have need replacement on left knee 2015, to compensation pain on the right knee. I do hope you can help .

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I received bilateral Smith and nephew knee replacements in November 2015. I’m 53 and have never been able to return to work. I live in pain every day. Im Only able to stand 15 minutes at a time at most and that’s with alot of pain. My left leg will not bend straight, the knee clicks when walking and swells, and is always warm to the touch. My family doctor has said I’m permanently disabled and that I’ll never work again. It’s not only difficult to walk but very difficult to get out of a chair and my knees get stiff and hurt sitting. I’m now having issues and pain in my hips because of walking issues with my knees. I’m missing out on so much life with my young grandbabies. I lost my insurance with my job after six month and can’t afford to purchase it at this time. Any options or suggestions.

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Wow, ,, I’m not believing all these ” horror ” stories here I thought mine was bad.. I feel like I feel everyone’s pain on her . I’m a 57yr female with Lupus an I Had a TKR last year July 2017 about 4months ago I started having major problems with my signature vanguard simmer biomet knee. That was my 11th surgery in the last 4 yrs. an I hadn’t had a problem with any of them . This was my very first ” implant ” . This TKR was the worst decision I ever made in my life , now because I keep very meticulous records of my health an I knew knee something was completely off with my knee . I was in the greatest “pain” I have ever been in in my life . It radiates from my knee, hip to my back . I started researching the surgical procedure an found out some very interesting new .
I got all of my post op medical records at looked up all the components of my knee an some were recalled . I brought it all to the attention of ZimmerBiomet, Surgeon & the Hospital this is ridiculous that they put these products out knowing what will happen too . I’m tried on being at the mercy of these companies.

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I’ve had both my knees replaced and my left one is frozen and don’t move. I had a manipulation done and it did nothing it still froze up and I had it redone and the same thing happened again.

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12/12/12 I had a total knee replacement a month later my knee was frozen and had surgery again manipulation to crack so i can bend it, well it crack part of the component so had to have revision a year and a half later. i am still having problems. my kneaaazx4rrsxzzasae so infected

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I have had both knees replaced my right knee had to be revised 4 times the first three times my knee became infected the fourth knee replacement came loose I can’t ever have any more surgery’s I’m scared if something happens now I will be crippled the rest of my life sometimes I feel like I can’t breathe I have panic attacks I go outside almost every morning at 2:00 am when my panic attacks come I feel like I’m going to die my last knee replacement was 8 weeks ago I was in the hospital over 2 solid months when my knee replacement became loose it hurt so bad I can’t explain how painful it was going over a bump in the ambulance hurt they had to cut off my pants they operated took out my knee I had no knee at all then after I healed they put my last knee replacement in it’s been over 8 weeks and I’m still bleeding but it’s better than a loose knee now I’m shell shocked I feel depressed I feel like I’m going to die a lot I have panic attacks I have had 9 or ten different operations between both knees my girlfriend died I wasn’t there to help her I feel so guilty

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Had zimmer lps knee 2007 failed with loosening at tiba base and massive infection needed antibiiotics six weeks n,ew knee zimmer lcck i . n 2012 has also failed

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I had Zimmer nexgen knee replacement in November 2014. I have not returned to work. Surgeon said that it is fine even though I’m in pain. Surgeon has since closed his practice. I went to another surgeon and discovered that my knee cap has come loose!

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October 2017 I had a right knee replacement A got infected and headed replaced again 3 months later it was still infected the had a remove it Put a spacer was send home with a pic line 6 to 8 weeks medication at home and I’m going back for number 4 Oct 2018

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Had a Zimmerman nex knee replacement in 2008 now have to have it replaced. Knee pain and swelling for years. Dr says its loose.

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I had a knee replacement in November of 2012 and have been in constant pain ever since. I’ve been told by several physical therapists that my knee is loose and unstable. It is swollen virtually all the time. I have seen 4 surgeons with regard to a revision but every one of them has declined to perform the surgery, saying they were concerned they would make things worse. I have been in pain every single day for the past 6 years. From my surgical notes it seems that a Biomet device was used. Can you please tell me if I have any recourse in this matter? Thank you.

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i had a total knee replacement on oct 26th 2016.it hurts constantly, stays sweeled up . i walk with a limp.my dr. says theres nothing wrong with it. except my knee sits lower then its suppose to.so why am i in so much pain n sweeling?it is a zimmer nexgen system.

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Iam going through hell here have a infection have a pick/line in just need to talk to someone been dealing with this since 2016

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I had a replacement on 2/7/2018, great surgeon no issues, however, I had constant pain and horrible swelling, I am unable to walk or do anything with out pain or unable to walk for a week I am not sure what manufacturer or device I have but I am going to be having a revision on 1/23/189 per my doctor it is loose

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Knee has been swollen since surgery. Drs says Knee infected. Kee gave way fail broke arm in five places.

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Had Total knee replacement on 8/2018, Have experienced swelling, clicking, instability,
Looseness, & pain. After three post visits and X-rays, I was referred to their revision specialist. I saw the revision specialist today, and need a total replacement. Biomet knee doesn’t set or fit causing the swelling and pain. I am to lose 30lbs prior to surgery to replace with a Zimmer model knee, please advise to file malpractice and/ or product suit.

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