Attune brand knee replacements, manufactured by DePuy Synthes have been failing at higher than expected rates.
These failures have been attributed to possibly defective bone cement used to bind the the replacement joint to the leg bones as well as a possible design defect related to the smoothness of the surface of the implant.
If your Attune knee replacement has failed within 2 years of having surgery, you may be entitled to significant compensation.
Symptoms of an Attune knee replacement failure
When an Attune knee fails, you might experience any of the following symptoms:
- Instability in the joint
- Feeling like the knee joint is loose
- Swelling around the joint or surgical site
- Decreased range of motion in the knee
- Persistent pain
- Onset of new pain
In some rare cases, failure of the bone cement can cause Bone Cement Implantation Syndrome (BCIS). This occurs rapidly when the joint first fails and can lead to obstructed blood vessels, stroke or heart attack. If you or a loved experienced BCIS, it is important to contact an attorney to get fully compensated for the injury, or death, that may have resulted
Attorney David Szerlag is one of the lead attorneys on Pritzker Hageman’s knee and hip replacement team. David has successfully represented clients from all over the country who are part of joint implant defect lawsuits.