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Defective DePuy Attune Knee System Claims

People fitted with DePuy Attune knee replacement systems were promised quicker recovery and natural movement. But as time moves on, many individuals fitted with these orthopaedic prostheses are facing expensive and potentially dangerous knee revision surgeries to remove and replace the defective implants. If you have been fitted with one of these systems, and you are looking to have the system replaced, you may be eligible to instigate a claim for compensation.

Depuy Faulty Knee System

Helpful Information

DePuy Orthopaedics is a US corporation that is a subsidiary of Jonson & Jonson and which designs and produces orthopaedic prostheses. It gained considerable notoriety in 2010 when it recalled an Attune hip product called the ASR, triggering thousands of compensation claims worldwide, including several hundred in Ireland.

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.

Talk to us about bringing your claim

If you are currently experiencing issues with a DePuy Attune Knee System, or you have already had a defective knee system replaced, get in touch with our specialist defective productive claims solicitors today to make a start on your claim or gather more information. Call us on 1800 390 555 and an experienced member of staff will discuss your situation and potential next steps. You can also email on info@mccarthy.ie and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

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