DePuy Knee Replacement System Failures

DePuy Knee Lawsuit News

Defective joint replacement systems have devastating consequences, as is the case with the DePuy Attune knee

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - The DePuy Attune Knee Replacement device often fails within a year of being installed if not sooner. Patients receiving the implanted knee prosthetic report problems and have had to have the device fixed or surgically removed and replaced with a month or two of its surgical insertion, not exactly the 15 years that the company had promised that it would last. It is widely known that the device may not be may not be able to handle the weight and stress person places on their knee joint during common, routine, everyday activities like walking or getting into and out of an automobile. As a result, people living with the device are in constant fear of the knee failing, causing a person severe injuries or even death. People from day one have spoken out on social media about the various problems they are experiencing from the knee replacement device developed and marketed by Johnson & Johnson.

One man writes that within one year of surgery to implant the DePuy Attune Knee replacement device, "the tibial component & cement did not take leading to pain and that a bone scan revealed that a total revision was necessary. Stabilizers were inserted top and bottom. Pain persists to this day."

A young woman wrote that she had an allergic reaction to the DePuy Attune Knee replacement device and that an "itchy, oozing, "all-over" body rash developed preventing her from being able to comfortably wash her body or wear clothes comfortably. Her dermatologist told her she may be allergic to certain plastics, metals, and chemicals used in the device.

Full grown men have reported that they can not even stand up months after having the DePuy Attune Knee replacement and that when they do they feel like crying. Men report bowel blockage and terrible, persistent pain.

Another man wrote that the pain is more than triple what he had experienced before his doctor recommended the DePuy Attune Knee replacement device and that the device was so unstable that a second surgery was necessary.

Other have reported that their immobility post-DePuy Attune Knee replacement surgery has caused them to lose their job and their health. People feel abandoned as their surgeons and doctors don't know what to do.

Others still found that their knee never healed and that they were in constant pain accompanied by fever, inflammation, instability, and immobility. More than one person has said that they feel that they would have been better off had their leg been amputated because then at least their knee pain would have been alleviated.

In response to these and thousands of more complaints, The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recalled two knee replacement products manufactured by DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson's. One was the LPS Diaphyseal Sleeve and the other, the LPS Lower Extremity Dovetail. The recalls were of the type Class I, the most serious that the FDA can issue as the agency felt that there was a reasonable probability that a malfunction in the device was likely and could result in serious injury or death.

If you have had knee replacement surgery and have been experiencing post-surgical pain and suffering, you should speak with a legal firm that has represented hundred of people to successfully receive the compensation they deserve such as reimbursement of medical expenses, future medical expenses, and rehabilitation, lost wages, pain, and suffering and other damages as they may relate to the negligence of Johnson & Johnson in failing to adequately warn patients of the inherent defects of the Attune Knee Replacement Device. The knowledgeable and experienced Depuy Attune knee replacement lawyers at Onder, Shelton, O'Leary & Peterson, LLC, have a track record of representing Americans harmed by multinational pharmaceutical companies. Onder Law firm offers to you their significant resources if you have been injured by knee replacement company's negligence. Call Onder Law Firm today. We will work on a contingency basis.

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Onder, Shelton, O'Leary & Peterson, LLC is a St. Louis personal injury law firm handling serious injury and death claims across the country. Its mission is the pursuit of justice, no matter how complex the case or strenuous the effort. Onder, Shelton, O'Leary & Peterson has represented clients throughout the United States in pharmaceutical and medical device litigation such as Pradaxa, Lexapro and Yasmin/Yaz, where the firm's attorneys held significant leadership roles in the litigation, as well as Actos, DePuy, Risperdal and others. The Onder Law Firm won $197 million in three talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuits in St. Louis in 2016 and other law firms throughout the nation often seek its experience and expertise on complex litigation.