Cohen, Feeley, Altemose & Rambo
Call Us Today For A FREE Consultation 610-295-5321
Click For A Free Consultation 610-295-5321
Areas of Practice

Defective implant cause for Pennsylvania product liability suit

A Pennsylvania man is filing a product liability suit against a medical technology company that produced the artificial knee that he had implanted by surgeons. The suit also claims negligence along with product liability stemming from his injuries. A report would not identify the compensation amount he is seeking, just that it was enough to cover medical and legal costs and the sum he has lost and will continue to lose due to being unable to work because of the defective implant.

The report did not state the reason the man had to have his knee replaced to begin with but, after the original surgery, the replacement knee device malfunctioned in some way while he was out walking. He had to endure a second surgery for yet another knee replacement. At the time he filed the suit, he was still having problems with his knee even though the defective product had been replaced. Both scar tissue and extensive physical therapy have reportedly kept him from everyday activities.

Because the knee replacement product was guaranteed by the manufacturer to be reliable and with no defect, the plaintiff trusted that the company had produced a quality product. He now feels that they did not ensure that the artificial knee was in proper working condition before they marketed the product. His suit claims the warranty on the knee was violated.

If a person has the need for any product, whether it is to replace a body part or to perform any other job, there is a reasonable expectation for that product to work as advertised. When it does not and the buyer is injured, a product liability suit may be filed to receive reimbursement for costs associated with the resulting injury. Pennsylvania residents who have sustained injuries from defective products should explore their options regarding financial compensation.

Source: The Pennsylvania Record, Zimmer sued by Pa. man over allegedly defective artificial knee implant, Jon Campisi, Mar. 9, 2014

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Take The First Step And Contact Us

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Awards and Memberships

  • who's who legal
  • Global Who's Who Best Lawyers in Pennsylvania
  • Million dollar advocates forum
  • bar register of preeminent lawyers
  • the best lawyers in america
  • the national top 100 trial lawyers
  • national board of trial advocacy est 1977
  • A Proud member of the chamber greater lehigh valley chamber of commerce
  • Super lawyers pennsylvania Super lawyers and Rising stars
  • Best lawyers best law firms us news 2016
  • AV preeminent martindale-hubbell lawyer ratings highest rating

Our Locations

With three Lehigh Valley office locations in Bethlehem, Whitehall and Stroudsburg, we serve clients throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. map-image map-image map-image

Bethlehem Office
2851 Baglyos Circle, Suite 200
Bethlehem, PA 18020

Toll Free: 888-854-6895
Phone: 610-295-5321
Fax: 610-332-2722
Bethlehem Law Office Map

Whitehall Office
352 5th Street, Suite C
Whitehall, PA 18052

Toll Free: 888-854-6895
Phone: 610-295-5321
Whitehall Law Office Map

Stroudsburg Office
706 Monroe St.
Stroudsburg, PA 18360

Stroudsburg Law Office Map

Call Us Today For A
Free Consultation