Attune® Knee Implants
Failure to properly design
Breach of implied warranty
serious side effects
Attune® Knee Lawsuit
Attune Knee implants were designed to increase range of motion and increased longevity, but the implant has been linked to premature failure requiring knee revision surgery resulting in Attune Knee lawsuits being filed across the country.
Attune® Knee implants have been failing at an unusually higher rate than expected this according to a medical journal article in Journal of Knee Surgery.
The high failure rate is alleged to occur because the knee implant was designed defectively with reduced cement pockets and reduced surface roughness. In essence, the surface is too smooth making it difficult for the medical cement to hold the implant to the patient’s tibia bone. According to the study in all tibia revision cases examined there was a complete “debonding” of the cement from the implant, while all the cement was strongly adhered to the tibia bone. The average time to revision surgery was 19 months.
And examination of Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience (MAUDE) revealed that over a two month period there were 21 reports of implant loosening and the stripping away of the cement from the Attune Knee implant.
How Do You Know If Your Attune Knee Implant has failed?
When a knee implant becomes loose a patient may experience:
- Sharp knee pain
- Gradual to sever decreased range of motion
- Pain on touch
- Increased pain with weight bearing
Patient’s whose implants fail undergo knee revision surgery. Revision surgery takes longer to recover from than the initial surgery and often times requires more invasive surgery than what is performed initially.
Attune Knee Lawsuits. What do they allege?
- Failure to properly design the implant
- Breach of implied warranty
- Manufacturer produced and marketed an implant drug that is defective and poses an unreasonable risk of serious side effects;
- Manufacturer did not warn doctors or patients of the potential risks associated with Attune Knee implant despite being aware of those risks.
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Attorney James Esparza is a responsive, experienced trial lawyer with a proven track record of success in cases involving defective medical devices. He is selective with cases. That means when we’re on board, you can be assured of personal attention and strong commitment to your claim.
Sometimes complex product liability, catastrophic injury and wrongful death claims take years to litigate. We have the patience and resolve to do it right. We know what it takes to win, and we have every intention of making that happen for each client.
Attune® Knee implants have not been recalled. But that does not mean you have to suffer alone.
If you have had knee implant revision surgery after knee replacement surgery, you may have grounds for an Attune Knee lawsuit. We can help you weigh your legal options and fully investigate your case.
Call a Salt Lake City Attune Knee Replacement attorney at The James Esparza Law Group by calling toll-free 800-745-4050. We have helped thousand wrongfully injured and we would like to help you too.
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