As medicine advances, people live longer, with the help of a growing number of medical device implantation surgeries, including knees devices. Millions of Americans over age 50 have had knee replacement surgery, or knee arthroplasty, sometimes in both knees. Implanting a prosthetic knee is major surgery, requiring serious rehabilitation. When a knee prosthetic fails, and causes ancillary injury, the consequences can be serious. If you or someone you know has been injured by a defective knee implant you may be entitled to compensation. The legal team at Newland & Newland, LLP is skilled in personal injury litigation involving defective knee implants for clients in Chicagoland and throughout Illinois.
Expectations in Knee Implant Devices
Knee replacement surgery is indicated for conditions such as cartilage defects, meniscus and ligament tears, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid, and psoriatic arthritis. It is typically followed by substantial postoperative pain and vigorous physical rehabilitation. The public has a right to safe and effective knee implant devices. Manufacturers are under legal obligation to properly design, manufacture, test, and distribute their products with appropriate packaging and directions. They are also required to warn the public of any and all device failures and side effects.
Recalled Defective Knee Devices
When a prosthetic knee has failed prematurely, is improperly implanted, shifts, becomes loose, or breaks, the consequences can mean excruciating pain. Long periods of recovery, especially following revision surgery to correct the damage of the defective knee implant,can be devastating. Some recently recalled knee implant devices include:
- Biomet Vanguard CR
- DePuy/Johnson & Johnson Knee implant Hylamer liners
- DePuy LCS Knee Implant-Meniscal device, PFC Sigma Knee Systems
- Duracon Total Knee Modular Femoral Components
- Encore Orthopedics Foundation Knee System, 3DKNEE Tibial Insert Trial
- Journey Uni Tibial Baseplate
- LCS Knee – Orthopedic knee implant Meniscal bearing insert
- Smith & Nephew Oxinium Genesis II, Oxinium Profix II, TC-PLUS, VKS, RT-PLUS
- Stryker Scorpio CR and PS components
- Sulzer Medica (Centerpulse Orthopedics) all knee implants
- Tibial Broach Impactor
- Zimmer NEXGEN Complete Knee Solution MIS Total Knee Procedure
If you have had any of these devices implanted or your knee implants cause you pain, infection, inflammation, difficulty in standing and walking, or bone and muscle damage, Newland & Newland, LLP can help you pursue legal remedies. On the national and state level, we have gone up against orthopedic surgeons and hospitals, individual health care providers, and knee implant manufacturers and distributors for our clients who have been injured by defective knee implants. Whether in an individual case filing, a mass tort claim, or a class action suit, our team will fight to get you the compensation you deserve for the pain and suffering you experience.
Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation at one of our six Chicago area offices. We represent clients in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, Will and McHenry Counties and throughout Illinois.