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First DePuy Attune© Knee Implant Lawsuit Filed

Attune Lawsuit

In August, we updated you about failures that were occurring with the DePuy Synthes Attune Knee Implant. One of the most common issues was loosening of the tibial plate.

On September 13, 2017, what is believed to be the first lawsuit involving a premature failure of the device, was filed in the Circuit Court of Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. The suit claims there was a significant failure of the fixed bearing tibial base plate in this device.

Since its approval in 2013, the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System has received numerous complaints from patients who reported complications with the device necessitating revision or reconstructive surgeries.

Of the estimated one hundred thousand plus patients who have been implanted with the DePuy Synthes Attune Knee Implant, it is unknown how many may end up suffering from this failure or other complications.

Unfortunately, some patients suffer loose components within months of having the initial knee replacement; others may not experience loose component for years. How long it takes for this to happen depends on whether the implant was cemented to the bone or whether it gradually loosened over time.

A recent study published in the June 2017 Journal of Knee Surgery found an unusually high rate of de-bonding of tibial implant-cement interface with the DePuy Synthes Attune Knee Implant system, which has been causing it to fail prematurely.

Symptoms associated with premature failures of the DePuy Synthes Attune Knee implant include:

  • instability and loosening
  • unusual swelling
  • decreased range of motion
  • persistent pain

Questions? Our knowledgeable staff is available at (877) 284-6600.

Time to Seek Legal Advice?

When a knee replacement prematurely fails, you can face many serious issues ranging from infections to muscle or nerve damage, bone loss and more. Revision surgeries are expensive and can result in many ongoing expenses.

The attorneys at Nash & Franciskato are currently investigating knee replacement cases involving the DePuy Attune Knee Replacement System. When you have questions about your specific case, contact us for a free, no-obligation review of your case.

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