Knee replacements have become a common orthopedic procedure for Americans facing mobility issues. The surgery involves removal of part of the bones in the joint and the implantation of a device that acts as an artificial knee. In most patients, knee replacements are projected to last from 15 to 20 years. But the ATTUNE Knee System marketed by DePuy Synthes has suffered numerous premature failures, forcing patients to undergo painful revision surgery. If you received an ATTUNE Knee System that subsequently failed, the mass tort attorneys at Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban are prepared to help. We take aggressive and decisive steps to secure full, fair compensation for economic losses as well as pain and suffering due to these defective medical devices.
Across the United States, surgeons perform more than 600,000 knee replacements annually. DePuy Synthes introduced its ATTUNE Knee System in 2011, and it quickly became the most common device used in total knee replacements. However, the Food and Drug Administration has received a growing list of negative reports about adverse effects on patients fitted with this device, and a recent article in the Journal of Knee Surgery co-authored by nine orthopedic surgeons was highly critical of the knee system’s unusually high rate of premature failures due to “debonding of the tibial implant-cement interface.” In other words, the glue that fixes the implant to the shinbone doesn’t hold.
The premature failure causes several issues for recipients of the ATTUNE Knee:
In most cases, the only remedy available is another surgery to remove and replace the defective device.
When a medical device proves to be defective, causes harm and requires additional surgery to repair, the injured patient is entitled to full compensation for:
If you have had a knee replacement since 2010 and experienced a failure that required revision surgery, our mass tort attorneys can aggressively pursue the compensation you deserve. Do not worry if you do not know the brand of knee that failed you, or if you have had a device other than the ATTUNE knee go bad. We can investigate your case and perform a complete evaluation free of charge.
If you suffered a premature failure from a knee replacement, Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban can provide the aggressive representation necessary to fight for full compensation. Call us today at (877) 428-1122 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. For your convenience, we have offices throughout North Carolina, South Carolina & Virginia.
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