Data suggests that the DePuy Attune Knee System has been failing at a higher rate than expected. In fact, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has received numerous complaints of DePuy Attune knee problems, including loosening of tibial components that necessitated painful and risky revision surgeries.
Several Attune Knee Replacement lawsuits have already been filed in U.S. courts that accuse Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy Orthopaedics subsidiary of failing to properly test the system and adequately warn doctors and patients of its risks. You may be eligible to take legal action of your own if you or a loved one suffered serious complications associated with the failure of the DePuy Attune Knee System, including:
- Loss of mobility
- Reduced range of motion
- Nerve damage
- Chronic Pain
- Blood clots
- Bone loss
- Loosening of the joint
The attorneys at Gilman Law LLP are committed to ensuring that the victims of dangerous medical devices obtain the justice they deserve. Filing a DePuy Knee Replacement lawsuit may be the only way for you and your family to hold the device manufacturers accountable and recover compensation for the medical bills and other damages related to your injuries.
DePuy Attune Knee Problems
The DePuy Attune Knee System was brought to market in 2010 and touted for its purported ability to provide patients with increased stability and a better range of motion.
However, plaintiffs pursuing DePuy Attune knee lawsuits claim that the device has failed to perform as expected. Among other things, they allege that the system was defectively designed with an abnormally smooth metal surface that inhibits the adherence of the surgical glue used to attach the implant to the tibial bone.
According to the FDA’s medical device database, the most frequently reported DePuy Attune Knee problems include:
- Tibial loosening
- Disassociation of the insert
- Change in the position of the components
- Patello-femoral tracking-lateral release
- Loss of or failure to bond
- Component(s) worn
- Loss of osseointegration
- Shedding of metal debris
In most cases, victims of DePuy Attune Knee failures must undergo a second surgery to remove and replace the implant. Knee replacement revision surgery is often more painful and more likely to result in serious complications compared to the initial procedure. Many patients never regain normal function of their knee and must endure pain and disability for the remainder of their lives.
Legal Help for Victims of DePuy Attune Knee Failures
You may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more, if you or a loved one underwent revision surgery due to the failure of the DePuy Attune Knee System prior to January 2010.
The attorneys at Gilman Law LLP are available now to provide a free, no-obligation review of your potential Attune Knee lawsuit. To arrange for your consultation, please fill out our form or call us direct to speak with one of our attorneys at (888) 252-0048.