Knee Replacement Lawsuit
Goldberg & Finnegan is investigating claims concerning defective knee replacement systems. If you or someone you love has required a revision surgery after undergoing a knee replacement in 2011 or later, you may be entitled to compensation.
We provide free, no obligation consultations to determine if you have a case. Our award-winning personal injury attorneys work only on contingency, which means you only have to pay us if we recover compensation for your case.
For the last 20 years, our accomplished legal team has recovered millions in compensation for victims of negligence. Our firm’s founding partners Kevin Goldberg and Kevin Finnegan are members of the American Association for Justice, Goldberg was the Past President of his State Trial Lawyer Association, and has been awarded an AV© Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, a distinction reserved for attorneys of the highest professional excellence.
Faulty Knee Replacement Complications
Knee replacements are a routine surgery performed on more than 600,000 people each year. Many people receive artificial knees because of damage from arthritis, injuries and other medical conditions. The replacement of a damaged knee joint with an artificial system can help improve a patient’s mobility and reduce pain.
However, many patients have reported serious complications after receiving a defective knee replacement system. The most common problems include:
- Device failure within five years
- Nerve damage
- Fracturing, chipping or migration of device components
- Infections in the joints or affected area
Sometimes, the only reliable method to correct a faulty or defective knee replacement is to undergo corrective surgery, which can be painful and expensive.
One of the most common knee systems that is causing problems is the Attune Knee System made by Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Depuy. The medical device company marketed this device by overpromising on extended range of motion, strength and stability. However, the FDA has received reports of device malfunction from those with this Attune Knee System-----often complaining of loosening parts---and often requiring additional surgery. Revision surgeries are painful and impact all aspects of one’s life.
Lawsuits Filed Against Knee Replacement Manufacturers
Manufacturers claim that the average lifespan for knee replacement systems is approximately 15 years. However, many patients report premature device failure between two and five years after implantation, according to the Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
In response to the serious complications from defective knee implants, many patients have filed knee replacement lawsuits against manufacturers of the devices.
Generally, these lawsuits claim the device’s manufacturer failed to properly design, manufacture or market its device. In many cases, victims alleged the manufacturer neglected to make sure the knee replacement device was safe and would perform the way the manufacturer claimed it would.
Numerous knee replacement lawsuits have been filed against negligent manufacturers for devices such as:
- DePuy Synthes Attune© Knee System
- Zimmer© NexGen© CR-Flex
- Biomet Vanguard© CR
- Smith & Nephew Journey BCS©, Oxinium Genesis II©, Profix II©, Journey Uni Tibial©
- Stryker Triathlon© Total Knee System, Scorpio CR© and PS© components, Unicompartmental Knee System, Duracon© Total Knee
If you or someone you love has undergone revision surgery after receiving a defective knee replacement system, you may be entitled to compensation through a knee replacement lawsuit.
How Do I Know if I Have a Knee Replacement Lawsuit?
Individuals who have undergone knee replacement surgery only to have to undergo a revision surgery just a few years later have likely experienced significant pain and suffering in addition to high medical expenses.
A Knee revision surgery is typically more complex than the initial replacement surgery because the surgeon must remove the original implant, which would have grown into the existing bone. Once the surgeon removes the implant, there is less bone remaining. In some cases, the patient may require a bone graft, which requires transplanting a piece of bone from another part of the body, to support the new implant.
Because a revision surgery is longer and more complicated than the original knee replacement procedure, there is a greater risk of complications, such as:
- Poor wound healing
- Reduced range in motion or stiffness in knee
- Blood clots
- Bone fracture during surgery
- Damage to nerves or bloods vessels
Manufacturers have a responsibility to produce safe and reliable products that are realistically marketed to meet consumers’ expectations. When a medical device manufacturer knowingly sells a knee implant that can result in premature failure, frequent pain or additional surgeries, the manufacturer should be held liable.
Our product liability lawyers in Silver Spring are dedicated to protecting the rights of consumers, and will fight to hold the manufacturer of your defective knee implant liable for the pain and suffering you have endured. We will pursue maximum compensation to help relieve the financial burdens caused by your revision surgery and additional medical procedures.
Contact Our Product Liability Attorneys
If you believe you have a case against the manufacturer of your knee implant, do not hesitate to contact us for experienced legal representation.
We will provide you with a free, no obligation consultation to discuss your knee replacement and help you determine if you have a case. If you have a case, we will explore all legal options available to help you recover maximum compensation.
At Goldberg Finnegan, we only work on a contingency fee basis, which means there are no upfront legal fees for our services. We will only charge you if we win your case or obtain a settlement.
Call (888) 213-8140 to schedule a free, no obligation consultation.