DePuy Attune® Knee Replacement Systems
GoldenbergLaw is currently investigating defective medical device cases involving the DePuy Attune® Knee Replacement System. Patients who received this knee implant are reporting premature device failure – some occurring within the first two months of surgery. Many of these reports are based on tibial baseplate loosening, which may result in serious pain along with bone loss, muscle damage, and infection. DePuy Attune® Knee Replacement System failure often requires painful and invasive revision surgery, and some of the damage caused by these defective knee implants may be irreversible.
If you or a loved one has suffered injury following knee replacement surgery, please call GoldenbergLaw at 612-436-5026 to schedule a free consultation right away. We welcome men and women who have had the DePuy Attune® and all other defective knee implants placed in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and throughout the country.
The Attune® Knee Replacement System is manufactured by DePuy Synthes – a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. This isn’t the first time the company has encountered problems with its knee replacement devices.
- Between 2002 and 2013, DePuy Synthes recalled 277 knee implant devices and components. Four of these recalls were labeled as Class I – a recall that indicates there is a “reasonable probability” that using the product will cause “serious adverse health consequences or death.”
- In 2015, the corporation initiated a Class II recall of the Attune® Articulation Surface component after finding a spring coil could break off and enter the surgical site without the surgeon’s knowledge.
While there is no current Attune® knee replacement recall, complaints made to the FDA regarding the device are on the rise. Our attorneys are here to take your knee replacement lawsuit as far as needed to secure full compensation and to ensure you are provided access to the services you will need to make the best physical recovery possible.
New Problem with Attune® - Tibial Loosening
An increasing number of patients who received a DePuy Attune® Knee Replacement are reporting tibial loosening following total knee replacement surgery. In some cases, the loosening has led to dissociation where the bond between the bone and knee component falls apart completely.
How long is it taking for such loosening to occur? Many of the adverse event reports made to the FDA suggest loosening within the first couple of years - sometimes even in as little as one to two months. Yet despite numerous reports of DePuy Attune® loosening and failure, a recall has yet to be issued by the FDA. The absence of a recall does not, however, absolve DePuy of responsibility for its potentially dangerous knee implants. Our knee replacement failure attorneys are prepared to hold this company accountable for all damages, enabling us to seek maximum compensation for our clients.
Attune® Knee Replacement Failure: Symptoms and Complications
Pain is the most common symptom of DePuy Attune® loosening. This pain may be constant and throbbing, relentlessly causing discomfort no matter what steps are taken to diminish the pain. Sharp and acute pain when walking is also a common result of these failed knee implants.
As you can imagine, or may have experienced firsthand, the pain of your knee falling apart is excruciating. It may be made worse by other symptoms experienced by patients with the DePuy Attune® Knee Replacement such as:
- Knee Instability allowing the knee to jut forward or to the side
- Swelling that reduces mobility
- Warmth or Heat in the Knee producing a constant throbbing discomfort
In addition to these symptoms, defective knee implants or implant failure can lead to serious injuries such as:
- Bone Loss
- Tissue Damage
- Bone fracture
Metal shedding debris has also been reported with DePuy Attune® Knee Replacement Systems.
Revision surgery remains the most common course of action when a DePuy Attune® knee implant fails. Revision surgery is typically much more complicated, particularly in cases where bone loss or tissue damage has occurred. Even the most effective revision surgery may not be able to fully restore comfort or produce the results patients were initially promised.
GoldenbergLaw Wants to Help You
At GoldenbergLaw, our attorneys are skilled in litigating defective medical device and defective product lawsuits. We have previous involvement in litigation regarding recalled and defective knee implants from a variety of manufacturers and have the resources necessary to prove liability and secure the largest settlements for our clients.
If you’ve undergone a total knee replacement since 2013 and experienced any of the symptoms listed above, we want to help you determine whether you may have the option to pursue a lawsuit regarding the DePuy Attune® Knee Replacement System.
To explore your potential DePuy Attune® claim with our defective knee implant attorneys, please contact us at our downtown Minneapolis location today to schedule a free case review by calling 612-436-5026.