One of the most recent DePuy Synthes ventures has been a new replacement system for knees called the DePuy Synthes Attune knee replacement. This implant, they claim, has patented technology that allows for greater range of motion, and claims from the company also say specifically that the knee replacement will give “the confidence of a stable knee replacement.”
However, this has not been the case for thousands of Americans. In recent months, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been receiving reports of negative incidents surrounding the DePuy Synthes Attune knee implants, and they are increasing at an alarming rate. A knee replacement lawsuit against the company is brewing.
Product Liabilty Applies to Knee Replacements Too
The DePuy Synthes Attune Knee Replacement System was designed to last between 10 and 15 years without failure. If you have had a knee replacement surgery in the last 10 to 15 years with this product and have experienced complications, don’t just chalk it up to bad luck.
Around the nation, patients who have received the implant during knee replacement surgery have complained of post-op symptoms, such as decreased motion, loosening and instability, and odd swelling. Persistent pain is another such symptom. This is at a time when their pain and swelling should have already subsided, and their range of motion and stability should have been secure.
Another key factor with these complaints is that the only solution for these patients was generally to go into surgery again — this time for a revision surgery that is often painful and can result in being held up from walking, exercise, work, and other activities for weeks until a full recovery can be achieved.
As complications with the system continue to rise, there may be compensation options available for all of those who have undergone surgery with this faulty product.
Talk to a Lawyer About a Knee Replacement Lawsuit
At this time, there is not yet a recall on the DePuy Synthes Attune Knee Replacement System. However, if you have been personally affected by post-op complications with this knee replacement, you may consider contacting a lawyer at your earliest convenience.
The sooner you discuss your case with a lawyer, the sooner you may be able to see compensation for the pain and suffering you’ve had to undergo. As with any type of product on the market today, knee replacement systems that are sold with a promise to function must function in the way they promise. If they are defective and cause the need for an additional invasive, expensive surgery, you shouldn’t have to pay for this expense or for the time you will have to be in painful recovery. To learn more about your options, talk to a reputable lawyer in your area today.