Knee replacement surgery can offer relief for those who suffer from pain and limited mobility. However, in recent years, there have been many reports of failure associated with these implants and serious injuries have resulted. In some cases, patients sustain an increase in pain and restrictions that exceeds what they had before the implant. Many patients also have to undergo revision surgery.
Artificial joints are generally expected to last a minimum of 15 years, but some fail much sooner. Some patients are currently experiencing severe side effects from the DePuy Attune Knee Replacement system, including premature failure, sometimes as early as a year or two after the implant. The complaints filed by patients implanted with the Attune system describe tibial baseplate loosening of the knee implant, which may lead to:
Many patients also report a loss or lack of bonding of the knee component to the bone after the failure, which frequently leads to additional surgical procedures, including revision surgery.
Despite the fact there is no active recall on the DePuy Attune knee system, The Fox Law Firm is actively investigating Attune knee failures and the device’s complications.
How do you know if your DePuy Attune® knee implant has failed? Symptoms of a failed knee replacement may include the following:
Other possible complications associated with a defective DePuy knee implant include severe pain, nerve damage, loss of limb, amputation of the limb, and the need for revision surgery.
If you think your DePuy Attune® knee implant has failed, please consult with your doctor.
Our dangerous device attorneys from The Fox Law Firm can help if you or someone you care about was harmed by an Attune knee replacement device.
Our defective medical device attorneys have extensive experience and a strong track record winning product liability cases for defective medical devices including DePuy Attune knee replacement systems. Our experienced attorneys will provide a no-cost, no-obligation attorney consultation and case review.
Lawsuits have been filed against the device makers by both patients and their families seeking compensation for injuries caused by the dangerous devices. You may be entitled to a settlement.
There are approximately 600,000 total knee replacement surgeries performed annually in the U.S., and experts predict that primary knee replacement will increase to 3.48 million each year by 2030.
If you have suffered complications from your DePuy Attune Knee Replacement system, please call us at 1-866-FOX-FIRM. Please tell us your experience, what side effects you are experiencing, and any other case details. We are available to answer your questions and provide you with more information about your Attune Knee Device.