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17 February 2023 | Comment | Article by Mark Harvey

Potentially 10,000 patients affected by the Zimmer Biomet Nexgen knee replacement recall

Hugh James is representing patients who have been recalled to their hospitals and clinics because their NexGen knee replacement manufactured by Zimmer Biomet has been recalled at their request.

The manufacturers have recognised that combinations of their NexGen components have clinically and statistically significantly higher overall revision rates as compared to other knee replacements in the United Kingdom National Joint Registry (UK NJR).

Read and download the official recall here

It is important that patients who believe they have NexGen knee replacements should consult their doctors; not all components are part of the recall.

Hugh James have represented several hundred other patients who have had unsuccessful orthopaedic joints.

You can find more information about our joint replacement claims service or please contact us for more information.

Our product liability lawyers

  • assist some of the 700,000 or so people who are injured each year and wish to seek compensation for their losses – and we can assist those who have been injured and who could claim but feel unable to;
  • investigate each potential claim thoroughly and offer early and ongoing assessments as to the prospects of success in your claim and the likely level of compensation and other remedies you may be entitled to;
  • help clients who have suffered relatively minor injuries and those who have had the misfortune to suffer catastrophic and life-changing injuries;
  • work to the highest service standards so that we conclude your case as quickly as possible with the right remedy;
  • work on conditional fee agreements (no win, no fee) so that if we don’t win your case there is no bill to pay; and
  • we have offices in Cardiff, London, Manchester, Plymouth and Southampton.

Our team has many years’ experience of bringing successful harmful product claims. Our expert advice has helped us to be ranked first as a representative of claimants in these types of cases by Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500, the independent guides to Law firms. Compensation has been recovered for many victims of harmful products such as ordinary household products as well as medical and pharmaceutical devices.

Most recently the firm:

  • has successfully represented claimants who received hip and spinal prostheses
  • and recovered compensation for claimants where PEEK, a medical compound was used in upper limb joint implants.

Our current claims:

Author bio

Mark Harvey


Mark Harvey is a Partner in the claimant division. He has obtained compensation for many individual victims of common but defective consumer products as well as victims of accidents overseas and arising out of travel generally.

Mark is the court appointed lead solicitor coordinating over 1,000 claimants in a group litigation order (GLO) arising out of the recall and health alert relating to the French manufacturer’s PIP silicone breast implants.

Disclaimer: The information on the Hugh James website is for general information only and reflects the position at the date of publication. It does not constitute legal advice and should not be treated as such. If you would like to ensure the commentary reflects current legislation, case law or best practice, please contact the blog author.


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