DePuy Attune Knee Replacement Lawsuit
More than 4 million Americans have undergone knee replacement surgery. Unfortunately, not all knee replacement devices are created equal. There have been several lawsuits against knee replacement manufacturers due to defective design or defective manufacture issues. The Medical Device Defect Lawyers of Nadrich & Cohen, LLP are currently investigating DePuy Synthes Attune Knee Replacement Lawsuit claims for patients that have undergone a revision procedure following implant of the device.
Knee implants are supposed to function almost as well as real knees, allowing patients to return to normal daily activities instead of using assistive devices or having to spend long hours on the couch. Artificial knees have a high rate of success, with most lasting 20 years or longer.
Development of the Synthes Attune Knee System Explained
DePuy is the second-largest manufacturer of artificial knee implants, second only to Zimmer. In 2010, the company sought approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its new Attune Knee System. At the time, this was the company’s largest research and development project ever, and the result was a state-of- the-art knee system designed to be superior to other artificial knee systems.
The Attune Knee System was six years in the making. It was created with the hope of improving clinical outcomes and allowing patients to recover at a quicker pace. Unfortunately, the Attune Knee System has caused many problems for knee replacement patients. While it was designed to improve stability and range of motion, it has instead been the subject of numerous patient complaints.
If you had a DePuy Synthes Attune Knee System implanted after January 2010, and you have had to undergo a revision surgery due to premature device failure, contact the DePuy Attune knee Lawsuit Attorneys of Nadrich & Cohen, LLP. Call 800-718- 4658 now for a free and confidential case evaluation. Our specialists will evaluate your potential DePuy Knee Replacement Lawsuit claim free of charge.
DePuy Attune Knee Replacement Recall and Complications
Patients have reported intense pain and premature failure issues with the knee device. As a result, many patients have required revision surgery. In 2015, DePuy’s Synthes Attune Knee Tibial Articulation Surface Instrument was the subject of a Class II FDA Recall, when it was revealed that a small wire spring coil called a Bal Seal could become damaged and fall off during surgery. If the surgeon is unaware of this issue, the coil could get stuck inside the patient’s body and cause serious harm.
Attune Knee System patients have experienced premature failure rates possibly due to a defective design. While most knee implants last for two decades or more, many Attune knee patients have reported device failures after only one or two years.
Patients have reported loose tibial baseplates, which can lead to injury, infection and bone or muscle damage. Once the implant fails, the knee component will often cease to bond to the bone, which almost always requires a revision surgery to repair.
Free Consultation With A Defective Knee Implant Lawyer
If you have had a revision surgery following the implant of a DePuy Synthes Attune knee replacement, contact a lawyer immediately to learn more about your legal rights.
You may be eligible to receive compensation for damages, which could include medical bills, long-term care, lost wages, pain and suffering and more.