With an almost settlement reached between the plaintiffs and the defendant of the Zimmer Knee Implant MDL No. 2272 for an undisclosed amount, there is a chance that this 7-year ongoing litigation will finally see an end. The settlement amount, if approved, will be divided among the plaintiffs who filed Zimmer Lawsuits following complications faced by the NexGen high-flex components which included loosening of the implant to the failure of the replacement knee, and revision surgery.
The Zimmer lawsuits were consolidated in 2011, as MDL No. 2272, In Re: Zimmer NexGen Knee Implant Products Liability Litigation, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois before Judge Rebecca R. Pallmeyer.