Surgeons are warning about a high rate of failure with the DePuy Synthes Attune Knee Replacement due to poor bonding between the metal implant and the patient’s knee bones.
Need a Texas Attune Knee Lawyer? Collen A. Clark is a true advocate for his clients and is passionate about helping Texans that have been injured or wronged. If you or a loved one was injured by a defective DePuy Synthes Attune Knee Implant, you should contact our lawyers immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit.
UPDATE: 1st Attune Knee Lawsuit Filed in Alabama
In September 2017, attorneys in Alabama filed the 1st lawsuit on behalf of an individual who had to have another surgery because the DePuy Attune® knee implant loosened and failed prematurely. Click here to read more.
DePuy Synthes Attune Knee Replacement
The ATTUNE® Total Knee Arthroplasty System is a knee replacement that is manufactured by DePuy Synthes. Unfortunately, it has been linked to premature failure — sometimes within months — due to loosening and poor bonding to the patient’s knee bones.
These problems were highlighted in a study published by the Journal of Knee Surgery in June 2017. Surgeons found loose Attune knee implant components in 15 patients who needed revision surgery.
All of the patients were suffering from severe pain and limited mobility within 2 years of being implanted the Attune knee. The surgeons blamed the failures on “a high rate of debonding of tibial implant-cement interface.” The surgeons also noted 21 complaints of tibial baseplate de-bonding in the FDA database in the last 2 months alone.
Knee Replacement Failure
Failure of a knee replacement may result in the following complications:
- Severe pain
- Bone damage
- Muscle damage
- Loosening due to lack of bonding between knee implant and the bone
- Tibial baseplate failure
- Implant disassociation
- Change in position of the components
- Patello-Femoral Tracking-Lateral Release
- Knee implant failure
- Revision surgery
What is the problem?
The Clark Firm, LLP is nationally recognized as a class action law firm in Texas, but our lawyers are not filing an Attune knee class action against DePuy Synthes. Instead, we are filing individual lawsuits for people with injuries from defective knee implants who needed surgery.
About Class Actions
Class actions lawsuits are usually filed by one person on behalf of everyone with the same legal claim. Instead of everyone filing individual lawsuits on their own, everyone joins one class action. If compensation is awarded, everyone shares the payout equally.
Why Our Law Firm is Filing Individual Lawsuits as Opposed to a Class Action
The problem with class actions is that members may have to accept “low-ball” settlements or higher attorneys’ fees. This can have major disadvantages for people who have far more serious injuries from defective knee implants than the average plaintiff in a class action.
Our lawyers file individual lawsuits so we can focus on helping people with severe injuries seek compensation. We specialize in holding medical device-makers accountable for selling dangerous knee implants and failing to warn about the risk of severe side effects.
Need an Attune Knee Lawyer in Texas?
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