DePuy Attune Knee Implant Lawsuit
Compassionate, Skilled Defective Medical Device Lawyers in Chicago
When you use any type of product, you trust that the designer and manufacturer ensured the product’s safety and usability. This expectation is especially relevant when it comes to medical devices. Medical devices, like the DePuy Attune Knee Implant, are put into the body for medical purposes with the purpose of improving the patient’s health. However, if the product has been improperly built, inadequately tested, or poorly designed, it could result in serious health issues.
The DePuy Attune Knee Implant system was designed for partial and full knee replacement surgeries but has encountered several problems and defects. Problems associated with the DePuy Attune Knee System include device dislocation, implant fracturing, and other painful complications. An estimated 4.4 million Americans currently live with artificial knee implants, many of which could be affected.
Why Choose Us?
At McNabola & Associates, LLC, we are dedicated to providing our clients with comprehensive, considerate legal representation when they need it most. We understand how painful and traumatizing it can be to suffer from a defective medical device, and we want to help you fight for justice and fair compensation for your ordeal. With more than 60 years of experience, you can trust our firm to use our ample experienced to help you obtain the best possible outcome for your case.
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About the DePuy Attune Knee System
The Attune knee system is a synthetic medical product created by DePuy Synthes, a subsidiary of Jonson & Johnson medical company. DePuy is the second-largest knee implant manufacturer in the world and is responsible for 38% of all knee and him devices recalled between 2003 and 2013. Knee and hip replacement devices have been recognized for their frequent recalls and high failure rates in the past, but the Attune knee system was intended to change all that. The device was initially sold in the U.S. market in 2010 as a new type of implant designed to improve joint movement with increased stability. However, since the device was first introduced to the market, numerous patients have complained of device failures and other serious complications. These complaints to the FDA led to numerous recalls.
Understanding the Problem
Most knee implants work in the same way. A prosthetic joint replaces the damaged knee. In order to do this, the implant must adhere to the leg bones, usually using a special type of adhesive. The DePuy Attune Knee System relies on an adhesive cement, which has been found to loosen and break down after implantation.
Negative side effects of the implant include:
- Loosening or instability of the implant
- Joint inflammation
- Joint pain
- Nerve damage
- Infection of the joint
- Implant fracturing
- Fracture of the femur or tibia
- Device dislocation
- Tibial subsidence
- Release of metal fragments into the body from the implant device
- Misalignment of implant components causing grinding
- Decrease in range of motion
In most cases, the issue with the implant lies with the failure in design. The implant can cause uncomfortable rubbing of the artificial joints, leading to loosening of the joint and the release of metal fragments into the body. In many cases, these complications have led to revision surgeries and removal of the device.
If you or someone you love was harmed by a faulty DePuy Attune knee system, our firm can help. We can work with you to build a case for your faulty implant and fight for justice and compensation on your behalf. Compensation could include payments for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, revision surgery, and future loss of earnings.
Contact McNabola & Associates, LLC today to schedule your free consultation.