ATLANTA, June 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Legal-Bay LLC, the Lawsuit Settlement Funding Company, announced today that the first bellwether trial in the multidistrict litigation (MDL) over the Zimmer NexGen Knee implant lawsuits has been scheduled to begin October 13th, 2015. There are currently more than a thousand cases against Zimmer Inc. which have been consolidated before a federal judge in Illinois. The judge issued that the first bellwether trial will begin in October of this year. Zimmer Inc. previously issued voluntary recalls for its metal-on-metal hip device – the Durom Cup (in 2008) – and another recall in 2010 for its NexGen MIS Tibial Components. Both recalls led to lawsuits which are currently pending in a federal multidistrict litigation (In Re: Zimmer Durom Hip Cup Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2158) and the MDL in question in Illinois (In Re: Zimmer NexGen Knee Implant Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2272).
In addition to the first bellwether trial announcement, another recall has been made. The FDA recently announced a Class II recall for Zimmer's Persona Trabecular Metal Tibial Plate knee implant, affecting all lots and sizes of the knee implant. According to the FDA's website, this affects all 11,658 devices that were recalled. Also according to the FDA, Zimmer Inc. initiated a voluntary recall of its Persona Trabecular Metal Tibial after there was an increase in complaints of loosening and radiolucent lines. All sizes and lots of the affected devices will be removed from the market and will no longer be distributed.
Patty Kirby, COO and Head of Client Relations, commented on the Zimmer cases, "The Zimmer knee products have been subject to many lawsuit claims over the years. The end does not look in sight with the NexGen product beginning bellwether trials, while the Persona product has now started a new recall and possibly an entirely new litigation cycle for Zimmer knee implant patients."
Legal-Bay urges individuals who are having complications from either of these products – the Zimmer NexGen knee or the Zimmer Persona Trabecular Metal Tibial Plate knee implant – to seek free legal consultation immediately. Legal-Bay can assist plaintiffs with finding a top Zimmer knee implant recall law firm in their network.
Legal-Bay is able to provide up to $30K for plaintiffs who need a cash advance today to pay bills on their Zimmer Knee case. Legal-Bay's programs are non-recourse lawsuit cash advances, also known as case funding. None of the programs should be considered to be a settlement loan, settlement loans, lawsuit loan, lawsuit loans, pre-settlement loans, or a pre-settlement loan. To learn more about Legal Bay's Zimmer Knee lawsuit cash advance process, visit: http://lawsuitssettlementfunding.com/zimmer-knee-lawsuit-loan.php
Legal-Bay is urging Zimmer NexGen Knee plaintiffs or family members who have had a loved one injured from their Zimmer Knee implant to contact a Zimmer Knee law firm or Zimmer Knee lawyer immediately if they believe they are suffering from possible defect symptoms. Legal-Bay works with nationally recognized attorneys and can assist you with obtaining a free legal consultation on your potential lawsuit claim. To request to speak with a Zimmer Knee lawyer, contact Legal-Bay at: http://lawsuitssettlementfunding.com/contact-us.php
If you, or a loved one, are in need of lawsuit settlement funding due to a Zimmer Knee complication and/or would like to speak to with a Zimmer Knee lawyer or law firm, feel free to contact Legal-Bay on the company's 24-hour hotline at: 877.571.0405.
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Legal-Bay LLC (as well as their related companies) is not a law firm and cannot provide legal advice on a consumer's case, however, Legal-Bay works with lawyers involved in mass tort litigations who can provide a free legal consultation at the consumer's direction.
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