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Attune Knee premature failures cause loss of mobility and incredible pain to patients with the device. Product manufacturers have a legal obligation to ensure their products perform as advertised and intended, use consistent manufacturing processes to ensure consistency in all products, and provide users with adequate instructions for use. Failing these obligations leaves the manufacturer liable under defective product liability laws.
If you have been injured because of a dangerous product like the Attune Knee, you may have a valid product liability claim for your damages. An experienced product liability lawyer at Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers may be able to guide your pursuit and help you secure fair compensation for losses like medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more through a DePuy Attune Knee Replacement lawsuit. Book a free consultation right away by calling our law offices at 617-391-9001 or by completing our contact form.
DePuy Synthes released a knee replacement, known as the Attune Knee, that failed to provide adequate treatment for the conditions it was meant to address. Because the Attune Knee’s surface is too smooth, the surgical glue used to fix the device to a patient’s tibia bone cannot effectively hold it in place. Consequently, these devices are failing at a high rate, usually within just two years of placement, despite the manufacturer reporting they should last anywhere from 12 to 20 years.
A knee replacement procedure is an extensive surgical process. Surgeons remove the patient’s knee joint and attach an artificial replacement, usually made from metal, ceramic, or durable plastic. The surgeons must then remove the bottom of the patient’s femur and the top of the patient’s tibia bones and replace them with attachments that fit into the new artificial joint. A special adhesive keeps these artificial replacements attached to the patient’s bones.
Recovery from a knee replacement procedure is extensive. The patient may remain in the hospital for observation for four to five days. The initial recovery period is six weeks, but the patient will likely take six months to an entire year to make a full recovery. Successfully implanted and reliable knee replacement devices last about 12 years, with some models lasting as long as 20 years. When these replacement devices fail, patients face several serious medical issues, including:
After a failed knee replacement, patients may require remedial surgery and face even more extensive recovery. Aside from the new knee replacement procedure, the failed device could have caused other serious medical issues requiring treatment.
Any patient who has received an Attune Knee replacement device and experienced adverse reactions or device failure should reach out to a reliable attorney with a record of successfully handling Attune Knee failure cases. Due to the well-known nature of this issue, patients who suffer as a result of the Attune Knee device should have a relatively easy time securing compensation for the damages caused by these ineffective devices.
Most patients who sue for Attune Knee failures can receive compensation for the additional medical expenses resulting from the failure, as well as for their pain and suffering, lost income from missed time from work, and possibly punitive damages in some cases.
Without reliable legal counsel from an experienced product liability lawyer, securing fair compensation can be an uphill battle. On staff at Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers, we have lawyers like Matthieu J. Parenteau, who is well-versed in handling product liability cases. Attorney Parenteau has made it his career goal to aid those wrongfully injured, a commitment that has made him a Massachusetts “Super Lawyer” and resulted in settlements for his clients totaling millions of dollars.
The Attune Knee promised to heal its users but fell short and caused severe harm instead. Product manufacturers like DePuy owe their customers a duty of care, which is a responsibility to create a safe product that does what it advertises. When manufacturers violate that duty, you may be able to successfully pursue compensation for your losses while also holding them accountable. Don’t hesitate to exercise your rights. Take action with experienced legal representation.
Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers includes accomplished product liability attorneys who may be able to relieve the pressure of pursuing a product liability claim. Our firm has assisted numerous clients in obtaining fair compensation for their losses using the skills and resources gained through more than 45 years of experience. Our lawyers have also been able to recover hundreds of millions in compensation for our clients. For a free legal consultation, contact us today at 617-391-9001 or use our contact form.