What is DePuy Knee Replacement?
The ATTUNE® Knee System was brought to market by DePuy Synthes to be the solution to total knee replacement. It was marketed to better improve range of motion and stability of the knee joint compared to older models of knee replacement systems. Through the use of the DePuy rotating platform knee, the device was supposed to help patients regain full function of the knee and return to their normal activities sooner than anticipated.
Due to the knee being the largest and certainly one of the most important joints in the body, knee replacement surgery is a pivotal decision that, if done wrong, can result in dire consequences. Unfortunately for many people who used this system, this was the reality.
DePuy ATTUNE® Recall Due to High Failure and Adverse Effects
In a study published by The Journal of Knee Surgery, doctors from across the U.S. have reported an “unusually high” rate of knee replacement failure early on in treatments. More specifically, the failure is occurring because the device was designed with an abnormally smooth surface, resulting in the medical glue not properly bonding the implant to the patient’s tibia bone. This can cause a range of complications such as loosening and dislocation of the device in addition to metal shedding debris.
This failure often occurs after only two years even though the device is supposed to last at least 12 to 20 years.
Aside from the loosening and dislocation of the implant, there are a variety of other symptoms that accompany a failed DePuy ATTUNE® Knee System, including:
- Severe and persistent pain (especially when bearing weight)
- Unusual inflammation or swelling around the joint
- Loss of mobility and range of motion
- Bone erosion
- Muscle/nerve damage
- Clicking or grinding sounds when walking
- Production of fluids in the knee
Additionally, patients who have received the ATTUNE® Knee System often require further surgical procedures that result in painful and exhausting recovery periods. The need for revision surgery accrues financial and medical expenses which would not have been necessary in the first place if it wasn’t for negligence on DePuy Synthes’ part.
Lawsuits against the medical device manufacturer allege that ATTUNE® was improperly designed and produced, putting patients at increased unreasonable risk.
At Carey Danis & Lowe, we have experienced medical device litigators that can assist you and your loved one if either of you have had knee replacement and suffered from associated complications. As a consumer, you should never have to bear the burden of corporations’ negligence in complying with consumer protection laws.
Contact Us for Your DePuy Knee Replacement Lawsuit
If you or someone you love underwent knee replacement surgery with ATTUNE® Knee System and now suffer from adverse effects, contact us for a free case consultation. You need an experienced attorney, like those at Carey Danis & Lowe, to advocate for you against large medical device companies that have an abundance of resources at their disposal.
DePuy Synthes should be held responsible for any of your physical and emotional trauma. We can help you get compensation to pay for revision surgery, pain and suffering, hospital bills, long term medical care, lost wages, and any future loss of earnings.
Our prowess in the legal arena comes from our years of experience with complex class action litigation. Contact us today to fight for you!