Thousands of people who have suffered serious knee replacement complications have filed lawsuits against device manufacturers. These lawsuits usually claim that the product was defective and that the manufacturer knew or should have known about the risks, but failed to warn patients. People who have experienced loosening or instability that requires surgery to fix their knee implants may be able to sue the device’s manufacturer. Manufacturers currently involved in knee replacement lawusits include Zimmer, Arthrex, DePuy, Exactech, Stryker, Smith & Nephew, Biomet, and B. Braun.
Patients with faulty or failed knee replacement devices suffer a variety of medical issues, including:
- Persistent pain, swelling, and stiffness
- Deep vein thrombosis
- Device failure with five years
- Nerve injuries
- Fracturing, chipping, or migration of device components
- Potentially life-threatening infections at the joint
- Popping, clicking, or crunching sounds near the device
- Issues with walking or standing
- Joint damage
Many experience chronic pain and revision and repair procedures are not even enough to return their lives to normal. They are worse off with the knee replacement devices than they were prior to placement.
Patients who have sustained harm from their devices are filing knee replacement lawsuits in both federal and state courts nationwide. These patients may be eligible to receive financial compensation from their knee replacement manufacturers. Financial compensation may help harmed patients with medical bills and lost wages, as well as compensation for the pain and suffering they’ve endured. Additionally, punitive damages may be rewarded. The purpose of punitive damages is to discourage similar behavior on the part of manufacturers.
Capitol Legal LLP is currently accepting knee replacement induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know was injured by surgery complications, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation.
Knee replacement injuries have already resulted in thousands of lawsuits. Our qualified device attorneys are familiar with the legal strategies and issues that are common in these types of claims, and can help explain all of your legal options.