Washingotn woman claims knee replacement was defective

By Molly English-Bowers | Dec 11, 2015

HOUSTON – A Puyallup, Washington woman is suing over an allegedly defective knee replacement part.

Jacqueline Gibson filed the suit Oct. 9 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Zimmer Inc., Zimmer US Inc., and Zimmer Holdings Inc., citing negligence, strict liability, breach of express warranty and other counts.

On Aug. 28, 2007, the plaintiff underwent a right total knee replacement with placement of, among other components, a Zimmer NexGen Complete Knee Solution Stemmed Nonaugmentable Tibial Component, the complaint states. She began to experience increasing pain and complications, the suit claims, so on Oct. 9, 2012, she had another surgery.

During that surgery, it was found that the implant was defective. The plaintiff says she continues to suffer disability, disfigurement, pain, suffering, mental anguish and medical expenses.

She requests a trial by jury and also seeks compensatory damages, pre- and post-judgment interest, costs of court and other relief the court finds appropriate.

The plaintiff's attorney is Charles R. Houssiere III, of Houssiere, Durant & Houssiere in Houston.

Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas case number 4:15-cv-02957

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