Defective Knee Implant
The product liability attorneys of Murray Guari Trial Attorneys are investigating defective knee replacement cases involving the DePuy Attune Knee Replacement System on behalf of individuals who received the implant and experience premature device failure.
There are approximately 700,000 knee replacement procedures are performed annually in the U.S. This number is expected to grow to more than 3 million each year by 2030. Knee replacement surgery is not just for athletes (injury and excess wear and tear), but also the young, and elderly patients suffering from arthritis (osteoarthritis). It is often recommended by medical professionals once pain thresholds limit your daily activities (walking or sleeping) and other treatments have failed.
For the majority of knee replacement recipients (80-90%) should last around 20 years. Partial knee replacement recipients should last around 10 years.
Manufactured by Depuy Orthopaedics, a subsidiary of Johnson and Johnson, the DePuy Synthes Attune Knee System was approved by the Food & Drug administration in 2010 for use as a total knee replacement solution.
Unfortunately, patients who received the Attune Knee System often reported painful and dangerous side effects including worn components and device fractures. Some patients required additional surgery due to early failure of the device within a couple years and sometimes within months of the surgery.
Some complaints have been filed regarding the failure of the fixed bearing tibial base placed (tibial plate loosening) in the DePuy Attune Cemented knee. The device fails to adhere to the cement mantle, coming out clean or with little adherence or attachment to the cement interface.
Symptoms and complications of knee replacement failure can include:
- Persistent pain and joint pain
- Swelling and inflammation
- Warmth or heat in the knee
- Instability or loosening
- Dislocation or misalignment of parts
- Revision surgery
- Permanent bone loss and bone fractures
- Extensive rehabilitation
- Permanent muscle damage
The defective products law firm of Murray Guari Trial Attorneys represents all patients affected by the defective DePuy Attune knee replacement on a contingency basis which means that there are never any legal fees unless we win compensation in your case. For a free no-obligation consultation please call toll free at 1-877-645-2974.
Please note that in some matters, we may co-counsel or refer the case to another lawyer or law firm.