DePuy Attune Knee System Recall
The Attune Knee system was released in 2013 after an extensive 6 year clinical research project conducted by DePuy. The result, the Attune Knee, was supposed to provide a superior level of increased stability and motion in its recipients.
However as the Attune knee quickly rose in popularity, becoming one of the company’s most popular devices, the frequency of complaints involving the device increased as well. Most notably involving a piece of the device that could be defragmented and dislodged in its recipients.
If you were implanted with the DePuy Synthes Attune Knee System find out more today about a DePuy Attune knee lawsuit.
LPS Diaphyseal Sleeve Class I FDA Recall
On February 22nd, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, known as the FDA, issued a Class I recall of the revision knee device known as the DePuy LPS Diaphyseal Sleeve. The specific devices recalled include those manufactured from 2008-2012.
The DePuy LPS Diaphyseal Sleeve is used as part of the overall Limb Preservation System, or LPS, that is implanted in patients who have severe tissue damage or defects in the bone as a result of, for instance, bone tumors, bone trauma, or tissue damage due to an infection.
DePuy indicates that the Sleeve is intended to “replace the mid-shaft portion of the femur, proximal, distal and/or total femur, and proximal tibia.”
However, there have been numerous reports that the sleeve and base are not manufactured properly. Specifically, the device is alleged to be too weak to sustain the weight or physical loads of many patients simply performing their everyday activities. As a result, the sleeves aren’t strong enough, are fracturing and causing many problems for patients including:
- Loss of limb function
- Decrease range of motion
- Dislocation of limb
- Loss of limb
In some cases, the FDA says that even death can result from the malfunction of the device. Along with fractures of the LPS Diaphyseal Sleeve, components of the system are also known to change position or wear.
DePuy Voluntarily Recalls Sigma System
The DePuy Sigma system has been used in over 1.7 million patients and according to DePuy:
Is used for total or unicompartmental knee arthroplasty and is intended to provide increased patient mobility and reduced pain by replacing the damaged knee joint articulation in patients where there is evidence of sufficient sound bone to seat and support the components.
However, in early 2009 DePuy initiated a voluntary recall of the Sigma knee after they suspected a crack could occur in a part of the system. The Sigma knee system has also been the center of a recent complaint filed in Hawaii after a man named Manuel Sanchez had to undergo several additional procedures, like fluid draining and repair of scar tissue, due to complications with the Sigma knee.
DePuy Knee Replacement Lawsuit
The recipients of defective DePuy knee replacements are currently involved in litigation with DePuy across the United States. 38% of the devices that were recalled between 2003 and 2013 were DePuy products; and many of the recipients of those defective devices will be forced to deal with life altering consequences. All the while, DePuy made billions from the sale of faulty devices to consumers.
If you or a loved one have been affected by a defective DePuy knee replacement you should contact a lawyer regarding a DePuy knee lawsuit. The attorneys at Greg Jones Law have extensive experience bringing patients to justice against big medical device manufacturers.
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