DePuy ATTUNE Knee Replacements

Countless lawsuits have been filed for people who suffered painful complications after a DePuy Attune Knee replacement surgery.

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Overview of DePuy Knee Replacement Injuries

Common issues reported with DePuy ATTUNE Knee Replacements

Patients have reported a range of complications associated with DePuy ATTUNE Knee Replacements, including but not limited to loosening of the implant, premature failure, pain, and decreased mobility. In some cases, these issues have necessitated additional surgeries, known as revision surgeries, to correct or replace faulty implants. These complications are often attributed to design flaws or failures in the adhesive used to bond the implant to the bone.

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Understanding DEPUY Attune knee replacement lawsuits

DePuy Synthes, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, has faced legal scrutiny over its ATTUNE Knee Replacement System. Patients and healthcare professionals had high hopes for the ATTUNE system, designed to provide enhanced mobility and durability compared to traditional knee replacements. However, despite its initial promise, a number of recipients have experienced significant complications, leading to lawsuits for reasons such as:

Premature failure and revision surgeries

One of the most cited reasons for filing a lawsuit against DePuy for their ATTUNE Knee Replacements is the premature failure of the device. Patients have reported experiencing failure of the knee replacement much earlier than the expected lifespan of 15 to 20 years, often within just a few years of surgery. This premature failure has necessitated painful, costly revision surgeries to remove and replace the failing devices.

Pain and loss of mobility

Patients have reported severe pain and loss of mobility due to the ATTUNE Knee Replacement failures. Instead of the improved quality of life and increased activity levels anticipated with a new knee, some individuals have found themselves facing greater limitations and discomfort, severely impacting their daily lives.

Loosening of the device

A significant number of complaints involve the loosening of the ATTUNE knee device. Loosening occurs when the implant does not stay attached to the bone properly, leading to instability, pain, and ultimately, the failure of the implant. This issue can result from various factors, including the design of the implant itself, which may not provide adequate fixation to the bone.

Inadequate testing and design flaws

Lawsuits have also targeted the alleged inadequate testing and potential design flaws of the ATTUNE Knee System. Plaintiffs argue that DePuy did not sufficiently test the device before bringing it to market, failing to identify issues that could lead to its premature failure. Furthermore, the design of the ATTUNE system has been questioned, particularly regarding its ability to maintain proper fixation and support the physical stresses placed on a knee replacement.

Failure to warn

Another basis for these lawsuits is the accusation that DePuy failed to adequately warn patients and healthcare providers about the risks associated with the ATTUNE Knee Replacements. If the company knew about the potential for premature failure and did not communicate this information effectively, they could be held liable for the resulting injuries and financial costs to patients.

health complications caused by attune knee replacements

If you or a loved one have developed the following complications after receiving an Attune Knee replacement system, you could be eligible to file an Attune Knee Replacement claim.

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Frequently Asked Questions about DePuy Knee Replacements

Explore our FAQ to get the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions about DePuy ATTUNE Knee Replacements

How do I determine if my DePuy ATTUNE Knee Replacement is faulty?

If you’re experiencing increased pain, swelling, instability, or decreased range of motion in your knee after undergoing a replacement with an ATTUNE device, it may indicate a problem with the implant. It’s crucial to consult with your orthopedic surgeon for a thorough evaluation. They can perform diagnostic tests such as X-rays and MRI scans to assess the condition of the knee implant.

Am I eligible to file a lawsuit if I’ve experienced complications with my DePuy ATTUNE Knee Replacement?

Eligibility to file a lawsuit generally depends on the specifics of your medical condition and the impact the implant has had on your life. If you’ve suffered from complications like implant loosening, pain, or the need for additional surgeries due to the malfunctioning of the ATTUNE Knee Replacement, you may have grounds for a claim. A personal injury lawyer specializing in medical device litigation can evaluate your case, help gather the necessary medical evidence, and determine your eligibility to seek compensation.

What type of compensation might I receive from a DePuy ATTUNE Knee Replacement lawsuit?

Compensation in such cases may cover a range of damages, including medical expenses for surgeries and ongoing treatment, pain and suffering, loss of wages, and future loss of earning capacity if your ability to work has been affected. Each case is unique, so the actual compensation will depend on the extent of your injuries, the impact on your quality of life, and the circumstances surrounding the implant failure. Legal representation is key in ensuring that all aspects of your claim are thoroughly addressed.

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