Knee Replacement Lawsuits Not Currently Being Reviewed
Following a total knee replacement (TKR), the new joint is typically expected to last about 20 years. However, several different types of knee implants introduced in recent years have been linked to higher-than-expected rates of complications, often leading to the need for risky revision surgery.
The knee replacement lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are not currently reviewing or evaluating new claims for individuals who experienced problems with potentially defective implants. However, information is provided on this page about allegations raised in claims previously pursued, including the investigation of potential problems stemming from:
Knee Recalls and Defective Components
Approximately 700,000 knee replacement procedures are performed each year in the United States, and the number is projected to increase dramatically as the population continues to age.
The sale of artificial knee systems and related components have become a lucrative market, generating billions in annual revenues for medical device manufacturers.
In an effort to a gain market advantage, several companies have introduced and marketed new products in recent years, promoting innovative designs that are supposed to provide better range of motion and stability. However, in many cases these knee implants were not adequately tested to make sure they are safe and effective.
A steadily growing number of new knee replacement systems introduced in recent years have been linked to problems since 2013, resulting in a number of knee replacement recalls and lawsuits against companies that sold these unreasonably dangerous components.
Persistent difficulty following knee replacement may be a sign of problems with the implant used during your surgery. In many cases, it is difficult for doctors to detect a knee replacement failure, as it may not immediately be apparent on x-rays or bone scans.
Potential signs or symptoms may include:
- Continuing Knee Pain After Surgery
- Knee Swelling, Stiffness
- Limited Range of Motion
- Knee Instability
- Sounds from Knee Implant
- Dislocation or Disassociation
- Loosening of Components
- Knee Implant Replaced/Removed
Allegations Raised in Knee Replacement Injury Lawsuits
As defects with different knee implants continue to surface, a product liability lawsuits have been filed in courts nationwide.
Some of the allegations raised in knee replacement lawsuits include:
- Failure to Adequately Research the Design of the Knee Implant;
- Failure to Warn About the Risk of Knee Replacement Failure;
- Failure to Promptly Issue a Knee Recall After Reports of Problems Surfaced;
- Failure to Pursue Safer Alternative Knee Designs
- Providing False and Misleading Information About the Safety of Artificial Knee System;
No Fees or Expenses Unless You Receive a Knee Replacement Settlement
Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. is a nationally known injury law firm that is focused exclusively on representing individuals, we do not represent corporations or insurance companies.
Over the course of more than 40 years, our personal injury lawyers have collected more than $1 billion in compensation for our clients in cases of medical malpractice, automobile accidents, product liability and other personal injury lawsuits.
All knee recall lawsuits were handled by our attorneys on a contingency fee basis, which means that there are never any out-of-pocket expenses to hire our law firm and we only receive a fee if compensation is secured for our client. However, new claims are no longer being accepted or investigated for knee replacement complications.