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DePuy Attune Knee Replacement Lawsuits

The DePuy Attune Knee Replacement is experiencing an “unusually high” rate of early failure, causing serious harm to some of its recipients.

So far, there have been 232 FDA reports related to DePuy Attune failures which have produced a total of 15 cases. Patients have reported suffering pain from bearing weight, effusion (production and leaking of fluids in the knee) and a decreased range of motion, all within two years of their procedures. The most common device failures that have been listed in complaints to the FDA include:

  • Loss of or failure to bond (tibial baseplate fails to bond to the tibia bone, known as tibial)
  • Component(s) wearing down
  • Device dislocation
  • Loss of osseointegration (the connection/binding of implant and bone)
  • Metal shedding debris
  • Loosening or fracture of device components
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What is the DePuy Synthes Attune Knee System?

When a patient suffers from pain or lost mobility in their knees, it can be a truly debilitating situation. Knee replacement surgery is a common solution to this problem that allows patients to enjoy improved stability and range of motion, and helps them return to their normal activities. The Attune Knee System was brought to market by DePuy Synthes in response to the largest research and development project in the history of the company, and was designed to improve function through mobility and stability of the knee joint (versus older models of knee replacement systems). The Attune system was developed over a six year period with the goal of improving clinical outcomes, reducing surgical recovery time, and allowing implant recipients to return to their normal activities sooner than anticipated.

When DePuy submitted the Attune system to the FDA for approval in 2010, the company claimed the implant was “substantially equivalent” to currently marketed devices, such as Zimmer’s NexGen CR Knee System, which was recalled in 2015 due to similar early failure rates. Not surprisingly, DePuy’s knee replacement system has been linked to debilitating injuries in its recipients, many of which require revision surgery to remove or replace the implant.

Our product liability and defective medical device attorneys are investigating lawsuits on behalf of patients who’ve received an Attune Knee replacement system and have since suffered complications.

Symptoms of a Defective DePuy Knee Implant

Aside from the implant loosening and instability in the knee joint, there are a variety of other symptoms that could be indicative of a failed DePuy Attune knee implant including:

  • Unusual swelling around the joint (lining becomes inflamed, fluid builds up)
  • Persistent pain (constant throbbing or pain, especially when in motion)
  • Warmth or heat in the knee (normal for a few months post-surgery, but if it continues or stops and returns, it could be a failed implant)
  • Disassociation of the insert
  • Shifting of the components
  • Bone erosion or loss
  • Muscle/nerve damage
  • Infection
  • Fracture/misalignment of device components/femur or tibia
  • Device dislocation
  • Tibial subsidence (caving/sinking in)
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Clicking or grinding sounds when walking
  • Metal shedding debris

If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms after receiving a DePuy Attune knee implant, it may be due to the device failing and you could be eligible for compensation. Contact the attorneys at My Vaccine Lawyer today to learn more about your legal options. (800)229-7704.

DePuy Synthes Attune Litigation

If you received a DePuy Attune knee replacement and have since suffered complications such as an implant loosening, instability, joint pain, nerve damage, infection or device failure, you may be entitled to financial compensation. A successful lawsuit can result in compensation that can help with paying hospital bills, long term medical care, revision surgery (if necessary), pain and suffering, lost wages, and future loss of earnings or permanent disability.

Contact the DePuy Attune Knee Implant attorneys at My Vaccine Lawyer immediately for a free consultation to determine your legal options. (800) 229 - 7704

Last Updated On: October 1, 2018

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