Knee Replacement Recall Information
Recently, there have been numerous reports of patients suffering from serious complications as a result of knee replacement devices. Complications can include severe pain, bone damage, and revision surgery.
Patients can experience lasting side effects from these dangerous devices. The manufacturers are responsible for ensuring that their devices are safe and perform as intended. When they do not properly warn their patients, they can be held accountable for damages.
Zimmer Knee Replacement Recalls
In the last five years, Zimmer has voluntarily recalled four knee replacement products. Complaints regarding severe complications associated with the devices have led to these recalls. Some of the complications that have been reported include component loosening, radiolucent lines, osteolysis (bone damage), and component fractures. All of these side-effects can lead to severe pain, and in some cases, patients require revision or replacement surgery to correct the problem. It is the responsibility of the device manufacturer to produce and sell safe products to the public. When devices fail and recalls are issued, patients who suffered have legal rights to seek compensation. If you or a loved one has experienced complications from knee implant surgery, you may be entitled to a settlement.
There are also knee replacement devices that have not yet been recalled from the market. If you are experiencing complications from a knee implant that has not been recalled yet, you still may have a claim against the manufacturer. Knee recall lawsuits seek fair compensation to patients who have been harmed or injured due to knee replacement surgery. Compensation in these cases includes money for pain and suffering, medical bills incurred as a result of the complications, lost income, spousal damages, and punitive damages. Knee recall lawsuits often result in significant settlements.
DePuy ATTUNE Knee System Recall
DePuy recalled the ATTUNE Knee System in 2015. The reason for the recall was the potential for the Balseal, a small wire spring located on the post feature of the ATTUNE Knee Tibial Articulation Surface Instruments used in training, to become damaged and disassociate.
If the Balseal is separated from the post, it has the potential to enter the surgical site and be left in the patient if the surgeon is unaware of the disassociation.
What are the Criteria for Filing a DePuy ATTUNE Knee System Lawsuit?
Despite the overall high success rate in knee replacement surgeries, researchers have identified larger-than-usual failure rates with the DePuy Synthes ATTUNE® Knee System.
Problems with ATTUNE include loosening of the tibial component at the implant-cement interface within the first two years after implant. Patients often present with pain on weight bearing, swelling, and decreased range of motion.
Researchers believe that these failures are likely underreported, as competing companies cannot provide data on the revision components that they replace.
We are currently investigating cases involving individuals who have undergone revision surgery due to loosening after a knee replacement using an ATTUNE device. The following criteria must be met to pursue a lawsuit:
- Implant of DePuy ATTUNE Knee after February 13, 2015
- Underwent revision surgery to replace the implant
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