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DePuy Knee Lawsuit: Devices Involved in Lawsuits

Medical Device Attorney’s | Currently helping those seeking DePuy Attune Knee Replacement Lawsuit

DePuy Synthes, a part of the Johnson and Johnson companies, that specializes in creating certain types of medical devices claims to offer:

The world’s most comprehensive portfolio of orthopaedic and neuro products and services for joint reconstruction, trauma, spine, sports medicine, neuro, cranio-maxillofacial, power tools and biomaterials.

In the past decade there has been a number of DePuy knee replacements recommended to patients undergoing knee replacement surgery. As a result, DePuy has seen an increase in the sales of many of their orthopaedic products. In 2015, DePuy Synthes made $1.4 billion dollars of the sale of orthopaedic knee replacements, securing DePuy’s position at the forefront of companies currently manufacturing knee replacements available to consumers in the United States.

However, according to data available from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, DePuy recalled 277 knee related components or devices within a 10 year time period between 2003 and 2013; 4 of those recalls were the most serious type possible, a class I recall. Now many of those defective knee replacements are currently involved in litigation as recipients seek compensation for life altering damages, multiple revision surgeries, and more.

If you have experienced suffering due to your Attune Knee Replacement. Contact us today at 855-566-3752 to speak with an experienced medical device attorney about your DePuy Attune Knee Replacement Lawsuit.

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:

  • Infection
  • 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.

Our initial consultation is free and easy to schedule by contacting us online or calling our office at 855-566-3752.

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