A new study published in the Journal of Knee Surgery has shown that a defective medical device called the DePuy Attune Knee Implant 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:
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. What’s more, 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.
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:
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.
If you received a DePuy Attune knee replacement and have experienced any of the symptoms listed above, you may be eligible for 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.
If you or a loved one were the recipient of a DePuy Attune knee implant after January 1, 2010, and have since suffered complications such as implant loosening, instability, joint pain, nerve damage, infection or device failure, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Contact the DePuy Attune Knee Implant attorneys at My Vaccine Lawyer immediately for a free consultation to determine your legal options. (800)229-7704.