By Marilyn T. McGoldrick, Esq. Published on April 13, 2017 Class 1 Recall The FDA has announced a Class 1 Recall of the Zimmer Biomet Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder Humeral Tray (Model 115339) following reports that the devices are fracturing at a higher rate than stated in the labeling. In December Zimmer Biomet had sent an Urgent… Read More


By: Marilyn McGoldrick, Esq.   UPDATE: The trial judge later granted a remittitur to Zimmer, ruling that the jury verdict was excessive. The plaintiff declined the trial judge’s remittitur award of $828,153 and elected to appeal. In 2018 a California appeals court panel, while upholding the jury’s liability verdict against Zimmer, granted a new trial on appeal,… Read More


by Marilyn McGoldrick, Esq. Published on June 20, 2015 Zimmer has announced a voluntary recall of its M/L Taper with Kinectiv Technology Femoral Stems and Necks used in hip replacements, because higher than expected amounts of manufacturing residues were left on the devices. Zimmer calls this a “process monitoring failure”; you’d probably call it not cleaning… Read More


    By Marilyn McGoldrick, Esq. Published on April 3, 2015 The Zimmer Persona Trabecular Metal Tibial Knee Implant is being voluntarily recalled after an unexpectedly high complaint rate of 61% for all the procedures in which it was used. The recall was announced by the FDA in March in response to complaints of loosening… Read More