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Knee replacement surgery (also known as arthroplasty) is a common orthopedic procedure used to relieve pain, give back mobility and return you to normal activities.
In a total knee replacement, the damaged surfaces of the knee joint are removed and replaced by a prosthetic implant made of metal, plastic or a combination.
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.
In 2007, Elizabeth Sones had surgery on her hip and received an implant with Biomet M2a Magnum components. Thereafter, she experienced pain and difficulties and it was determined that she had a condition consistent with a pseudotumor. The biomet magnum was revised as a result of failure of the device, leaving her with a long and painful rehabilitation and emotional trauma.
In May 2017, the FDA issued a safety warning indicating that Invokana, used to treat diabetes, could increase the risk of leg and foot amputations. This means that the drug now carries a boxed warning about the amputation risks. This is the strongest label warning that the FDA can require.
On August 1, 2017, a $300 million settlement was reached in the multidistrict Benicar litigation against Daiichi Sankyo Inc. and Forest Laboratories Inc. The settlement offers financial compensation to individuals who suffered chronic diarrhea and other gastrointestinal injuries after using Benicar, Azor or Tribenzor.
On Monday, August 21, 2017, Johnson & Johnson suffered another tremendous loss as a Los Angeles jury awarded $417 million in damages to Eva Echeverria, who developed ovarian cancer after using the company’s signature product for decades.
William Eklund, an employee of Boeing Inc., underwent hip replacement surgery in 2006. At some point following surgery. he began experiencing extreme hip pain and a persistent squeaking of the hip. He then found out that the M2a Magnum Metal-on-Metal Hip system from Biomet was failing and eventually underwent revision surgery in 2014 to remove and replace the device.
This lawsuit is different because it marks the first time a large international corporation has sued Zimmer Biomet on behalf of an employee.
The Nash & Franciskato Law Firm congratulates Brian S. Franciskato for being elected by his peers to sit on the Board of Governors for The American Association for Justice (AAJ).
The DePuy Synthes Attune Knee Implant System was designed to improve stability and range of motion in patients undergoing total knee replacement surgery. However, the device has been linked to numerous reports of tibial component loosening leading to debilitating complications.
An estimated 4.4 million Americans are living with artificial knee implants reports Consumer Safety Watch. For about 90% who have a total knee replacement, it is a very successful surgery “relieving the pain, enabling patients to return to work and improving quality of life. However, for some, the procedure is not quite so successful.