DePuy ATTUNE® Knee Replacement System Failure
FDA has received numerous complaints about the premature failure of the DePuy Synthes ATTUNE® Knee Replacement System
The FDA has received numerous complaints about the premature failure of the DePuy Synthes ATTUNE® Knee Replacement System and subsequent patient complications. One of the most common complaints has been loosening of the tibial plate which causes instability of the knee, pain, swelling, and quite often surgical revision to replace the ATTUNE® Knee System entirely.
The first lawsuits related to the premature failure of the knee replacement system have already been filed, citing significant failures of the fixed bearing tibial base plate in the DePuy ATTUNE® cemented knee. It is believed that many more lawsuits will follow in the near future. If you or a loved one have been injured due to premature failure of your knee replacement, you may be entitled to significant compensation for your injuries.
- Pain in and around the knee
- Swelling or fluid buildup in and around the knee
- Decrease in mobility
- Instability of the knee
What are the problems with the DePuy Synthes Attune Knee Implant?
In 2013, the FDA approved the DePuy Synthes Attune Knee Replacement System as a total knee replacement system for orthopedic patients. A short time after being used extensively by orthopedic surgeons, reports began to surface of the Attune Knee System experiencing premature failure in some patients.
The most common adverse events reported to the FDA regarding the Attune Knee System we related to loosening of the tibial plate, which replaces the top portion of the lower leg bone, or tibia. This plate is cemented into the top end of the tibia and provides the padded cushion the thigh bone, or femur, rests against.
When the tibial plate loosens, this leads to instability in the knee, extreme pain for the patient, and usually requires a revision surgery to replace or repair the defective device. Complaints to the FDA reveal that patients have experienced tibial plate loosening as soon as 6 months to 2 years after surgery.
Our defective medical device attorneys are investigating these complaints and would be glad to speak to you about your concerns and questions regarding your knee replacement surgery. Contact us today.
Why should I file a knee replacement lawsuit?
If you or a loved one has experienced premature failure of your knee replacement surgery, you could be entitled to significant compensation for your injuries. Our attorneys are here to guide you through the difficult decisions that lie ahead. If you file a DePuy Attune Knee Replacement lawsuit you could be eligible to receive compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost work time due to extended recovery
- Lost family and personal time due to extended recovery
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Corrective revision surgery to repair or replace the defective implant
Contact the Defective Knee Replacement Lawyers at AWKO today.
Our defective medical device attorneys are investigating these complaints and would be glad to speak to you about your concerns and questions regarding your knee replacement surgery. Contact us today by using the online form on the right, or calling us toll-free 24/7 at (844) 794-7402. There is never a fee unless we recover for you.