Bringing a Defective Product Claim
It is understood that DePuy Orthopaedics failed to carry out extensive testing to ensure that its Attune Knee System was safe and fit for purpose, and instead relied upon a fast-track approval mechanism by invoking the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) “510 (k)” notification process.
Due to the lack of testing, the Attune system is prone to failure due to mechanical loosening which is caused by a breaking of the bond between the tibial baseplate at the implant cement interface. The attachment between the artificial knee and the existing bone becomes loose over time and with use, ultimately resulting in device failure.
The lack of adequate testing for this product provides the grounds for instigating a claim against DePuy Orthopaedics for negligence and provision of a defective health product. To start this process, please get in touch with our specialist personal injury solicitors to discuss your case today.
You can also find more detailed information regarding the DePuy Attune Knee System on our blog here.
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