The product liability lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are evaluating the potential for DePuy knee lawsuits on behalf of individuals who have experienced problems with a Limb Preservation System (LPS) involving the DePuy LPS Diaphyseal Sleeve, which has been recalled from the market.
On February 22, 2013, the FDA announced that a DePuy LPS knee recall was being issued for the Diaphyseal Sleeve, due to a potential risk of the component fracturing and loosening. It appears that the knee replacement component may have been so poorly designed that it cannot withstand the load of normal walking.
As a result of problems with the DePuy LPS knee, the FDA indicates that individuals may face an increased risk of:
- Loss of Limb
- Tissue Damage
The Diaphyseal Sleeve is a component in the DePuy Limb Preservation System, which is used to reconstruct knees suffering from severe soft tissue and bone defects. The sleeve helps the other components fit together in the patient’s knee properly.
The DePuy LPS Diaphyseal Sleeve recall has been categorized as a Class I Medical Device Recall, which is the most severe type of recall and suggests that the FDA believes that problems posed by the device may result in a substantial risk of severe injury or death.
According to information provided by the FDA, the taper connection between the LPS Diaphyseal Sleeve and the Diaphyseal Sleeve base may not handle the physiological load placed on it during normal walking, leading to fractures and failures. A fractured or failed LPS Diaphyseal Sleeve could lead to a patient losing a limb, suffering an infection or even dying, the FDA warns.
DePuy LPS Diaphyseal Sleeve Recall Lawyers
Potential DePuy knee replacement lawsuits and class action claims are being reviewed for individuals who received the Limb Preservation System (LPS) during knee reconstruction. Financial compensation may be available for individuals who have experienced problems for failure of the device due to issues with the DePuy LPS Diaphyseal Sleeve.
All cases are being evaluated and reviewed on a contingency fee basis, which means that there are never any out-of-pocket expenses associated with hiring our law firm and we only receive an attorney fee if we are ultimately successful obtaining a recovery in your case.
To review a potential claim for yourself, a friend or family member request a free consultation and claim evaluation.