This case takes place in Iowa and involves a patient who suffered a serious orthopedic incident following a failure of an artificial knee system. The plaintiff had the prosthetic knee for several months before it failed. The particular knee replacement system was a modular design, which failed at the point where the prosthetic was attached to the femur. It seems that the joint was machined improperly, leading to its eventual failure. The subject patient’s implanted knee system incorporated all the sizing and configuration of the “Worst Case Scenario” as outlined in documents published by the manufacturer. The FDA’s MAUDE database reveals that there have been over 50 reports of adverse events regarding the fracture or failure of the same type of hardware that failed in this case.