A New Orleans woman is suing an orthopaedic surgical company claiming that she was outfitted with a defective knee device that caused her personal and economic injuries.

Linda Matthews and Victor Matthews filed a lawsuit Aug. 3 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Zimmer Inc., Zimmer Holdings Inc. and Zimmer Orthopaedic Surgical Products Inc., claiming the Zimmer NexGen Knee implant device had a strict liability design defect and citing negligent misrepresentation and breach of implied warranty.

According to the complaint, Linda Matthews was implanted with a Zimmer NexGen LPS-Flex knee device on her right knee on or about Feb. 10, 2014, at Ochsner Kenner Medical Center and suffered personal and economic injuries. She also underwent revision surgery with respect to the alleged defective knee device on Oct. 8, 2014.

She is seeking compensation for injury to herself, economic loss, loss of services, loss of consortium and compensatory damages for pain and suffering and emotional distress.

Matthews is represented by Brian P. Marcelle, Stephen M. Huber and Charles M. Thomas of Huber, Slack, Thomas & Mitchell in New Orleans.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana case 2:15-cv-03198-JCZ-KWR

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