CHARLESTON -- A Fayette County couple is suing Zimmer Holdings for defective medical products that were used in a knee arthroplasty.

Zimmer Orthopedic Surgical Products and Heraeus Kulzer GmBH & CO. KG were also named as defendants in the suit.

On Sept. 24, 2008, Katherine Ramsey had a left total knee arthroplasty performed at Charleston Area Medical Center, according to a complaint filed Sept. 21 in Kanawha Circuit Court.

Ramsey claims the products used in the implant procedure were the defendants' products and since the surgery, she has had numerous problems with her left knee.

The defendants were negligent in the design, manufacture, assembly, testing, inspection, provision with warnings and instructions, marking and distribution of the products, according to the suit.

Ramsey and her husband, Grant Ramsey, claim the products were defective. They are seeking compensatory and punitive damages. They are being represented by Christopher T. Pritt

The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Tod J. Kaufman.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 10-C-1698

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