Attune Knee System High Failure Rate. The Attune Knee System is reported to have a high rate of failure, causing patients extreme pain, infections, limited mobility, and the need for additional surgeries. Parker Waichman LLP is investigating these implant failures to seek compensation for the patients harmed by the defective product. If you underwent a total knee replacement using an Attune Knee System and developed postoperative complications, contact our Attune Knee System Department for a consultation regarding your potential for filing a lawsuit.
Attune System’s High Rate of Failure
The knee joint is a complex and important system in each of your legs. The two largest bones of the leg – femur and tibia – work together with the patella to create a hinge that allows your legs to bend and move. When the cartilage between these bones wears out because of injury or disease, your physician may recommend a total knee replacement. During this procedure, each portion of the knee joint is replaced or modified to give you a new prosthetic knee.
The Attune Knee System, manufactured by DePuy Synthes (a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson), is one implant option for surgeons performing total knee replacements. The system is designed to allow patients a better range of motion with more stability, but the system components have been known to fail shortly after implantation.
While prosthetic knee implants are supposed to last up to 20 years, patients who receive the Attune Knee System have complaints in as little as one month following surgery. Studies show that the tibial component of the implant does not properly bond to patients’ bones, which causes loosening of the implant and subsequent pain and complications in patients. In 2017, The Journal of Knee Surgery published an article in which researchers found an “unusually high rate of early failure” in the Attune System’s tibial component. The study authors also opined that issues with improper bonding in this implant were “markedly underreported” to the FDA because of difficulty identifying component loosening through X-rays.
Parker Waichman LLP is taking cases involving loosening or failure of the Attune Knee System. If you received an Attune implant and required additional procedures because of problems with your device, contact our offices today for your free consultation.
Why Do I Need an Attorney?
Medical device cases can be extremely complicated, especially when they involve complex products, like knee replacement implants, and large corporations, like DePuy and Johnson & Johnson. This is certainly not something you want to try to tackle alone, and you also don’t want to work with inexperienced lawyers.
You need a compassionate and knowledgeable Attune Knee System attorney who will listen to your story and help you pursue all potential damages for the injuries you have sustained. In working up your case, your lawyer will obtain and review medical records, send records to medical experts, identify your statute of limitations (your filing deadline), and draft a legal complaint to file in court on your behalf. Your complaint will allege wrongdoing on the part of the implant manufacturer and request the following types of compensation:
- Medical bills and expenses, including past treatment/procedures and anticipated future treatment;
- Lost wages and lost income, including lost future earning capacity;
- Physical and mental pain and suffering;
- Punitive damages (if appropriate).
To have the highest chance of recovery, you need to work with experienced lawyers who have the skills and resources to stand up to DePuy and Johnson & Johnson.
Finding the Right Attorney for You
Your legal claim is so important, and so you need to make sure you hire the right attorney to represent you. But how do you know which Attune Knee law firm is right? It is best to conduct your own due diligence and contact each firm you are considering for your lawsuit. Ask a lot of questions to find out whether the attorneys are qualified and whether you feel comfortable placing your case in their hands.
Make sure the firm you select possesses:
- Experience – Your attorney needs to have experience with medical device litigation, mass tort litigation, and with Attune or other DePuy product litigation. You want to be sure that your case is not the only Attune case at the firm and is not the firm’s first venture into product liability.
- Resources – Your firm needs to have the manpower and the financial capability of litigating against Johnson & Johnson in federal court. Your case will likely be time-consuming and costly, and you do not want to work with a firm that cannot adequately support your case.
- Client Dedication – You should feel comfortable with your firm’s client communication processes and its commitment to client confidence. If you feel you are getting brushed off or feel uncomfortable with the information you have received, give serious consideration to hiring a different firm.
Your lawyer works for you, not the other way around. Do not hesitate to ask us as many questions as you need to put yourself at ease. The decision to hire a certain firm for your case is an important one, and you should feel reassured in your selection.
Parker Waichman LLP: Dedicated Medical Device Attorneys
Parker Waichman LLP has decades of experience litigating medical device cases, and we are already representing men and women affected by Attune Knee System failures. We have been closely following this developing litigation and recognize how greatly your injuries have affected your life. Our firm is committed to helping victims of defective products, and we have become a leading firm in the nation for securing tremendous compensation on behalf of our clients. Parker Waichman LLP puts clients first, and we fight tirelessly for the results they need.
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We are currently offering free Attune Knee System case consultations and would be happy to talk with you about our stress-free case intake process. If you or your loved one underwent a total knee replacement using the Attune Knee System and experienced implant failure, contact Parker Waichman LLP by calling 1-800-YOURLAWYER (1-800-968-7529) or by filling out our online form.
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