Knee Implant Complications
Knee replacement surgery is a popular choice among patients suffering from chronic knee pain in the United States. The procedures are often billed as a way to reduce or alleviate symptoms associated with arthritis due to age, disease, or injury. But a replacement knee implant can fail, often requiring additional invasive corrective surgeries.
If your knee replacement implant failed and you required a second revision surgery, Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough wants to help. We’ve been protecting the rights of injured victims for more than 35 years—and can protect yours, too. Contact our legal staff today to get the legal representation you deserve—just call (800) 210-8503 or fill out a free initial consultation form.
Knee Implant Models Linked to Failure
At Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough, we have experience handling defective medical device claims related to a variety of knee replacement products, including:
- DePuy Attune
- Exactech Optetrak
- Zimmer Persona
We understand you may not know the specific model of your knee implant, but we can help. Our legal team can contact your doctor or surgeon and review your medical records to determine your rights to compensation. Call or contact us online to get started now.
Who Decides to Have Knee Replacement Surgery?
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons cites arthritis as the most common cause of knee pain, loss of function, and disability. Serious knee arthritis can lead to symptoms such as:
- chronic knee inflammation and swelling.
- failure to improve using medications or physical therapy.
- knee deformities, such as bowing.
- severe knee pain or stiffness during daily physical activity.
Risk of Knee Implant Failure
The replacement knee devices used during knee replacement procedures carry a risk of failure due to:
- early joint breakdown due to poor design or manufacturing,
- loosening at the knee joint,
- or wear and tear.
Knee replacement failures can require further corrective surgery—which can result in additional medical bills, lost wages, and severe pain and suffering.
What Causes Implant Failure?
According to research from the National Center for Biotechnology, there are a number of reasons why knee implants fail. One particular study focused on more than 800 total knee replacements and indicated the percentage of implant failures linked to each of the following causes:
These causes can be the result of defective implants, faulty materials, or improper device placement. At Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough, we’re ready to investigate what led to your knee implant failure and help you pursue maximum compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Contact our nationwide team of attorneys today for a free consultation.
Helping Injured Victims
At Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough, we believe corporations should put responsibility before profits. We want to help you get the compensation you deserve for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. And you won’t pay out of pocket costs unless we get money for you. Don’t wait to get the legal representation you deserve, contact us today. We’re here to help.
Attune® is a registered trademarks of DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., and is used here only to identify the product in question. Exactech® and Optetrak® are registered trademarks of Exactech, Inc., and are used here only to identify the product in question. Persona® is a registered trademark of Zimmer, Inc., and is used here only to identify the product in question.
This law firm is not associated with, sponsored by, or affiliated with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; Exactech, Inc.; DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc.; or Zimmer, Inc.