Gene Johnson Mar. 15, 2016, 1:44pm


PHILADELPHIA – A New Jersey man is suing the manufacturer of knee device, alleging it caused him personal and economic injuries.

John Barbadora and Loreno Barbadora of New Jersey filed a complaint Feb. 17 in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against Zimmer, Inc. and Zimmer Holdings Inc. alleging negligence, negligent misrepresentation and breach of express warranty.

According to the complaint, on Jan. 28, 2009, John Barbadora was implanted with a Zimmer NexGen knee device, and underwent revision surgery July 11, 2014, due to the defective NexGen Knee device. The suit says he has suffered injuries as a result of the implantation and revision/explantation of the knee device.

John Barbadora and Loreno Barbadora seek a jury trial, compensatory damages, punitive or exemplary damages, pre-judgment interest and the costs of the suits, as well as all applicable statutory damages. They are being represented by attorneys James R. Ronca and Melissa Fry Hague of Anapol Weiss in Philadelphia.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Case number 2:16-cv-00766-JD

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