Arthrex iBalanace Knee Lawyers No Longer Reviewing New Claims
The product liability lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. previously reviewed knee replacement lawsuits for individuals who experienced problems with am Arthrex iBalance implant, which was linked to reports of tibial failures, component loosening and other complications.
At least one Arthrex iBalance knee recall has been issued and the FDA has received a large number of reports involving knee implant failures. As a result of potential design defects, financial compensation was pursued through an Arthrex IBalance knee lawsuit for individuals who experienced:
- Severe Pain
- Loss of Mobility
- Loosening Components
- Knee Implant Failure
- Revision Surgery
New claims are no longer being accepted for investigation by our knee replacement lawyers. This page is provided for informational purposes to outline allegations raised in previously reviewed claims.
Arthrex iBalance Knee Replacement Problems
The Arthrex iBalance knee replacement system was approved through the FDA’s 510(K) fast-track approval system in February 2014, meaning the manufacturer only had to demonstrate that it was “substantially equivalent” to a device already on the market.
The system includes femoral components, a tibial tray, tibial bearing components, and patellar components, which come in a range of sizes.
In March 2016, the FDA announced an Arthrex iBalance knee replacement recall, which impacted more than 2,300 units.
According to federal regulators, letter sent to distributors, doctors and hospitals constituted a knee recall. The warning indicated that there were problems with Arthrex iBalance knee implants, where some had a smooth outer surface, when they were supposed to be textured.
Those textured knee replacement surfaces are designed help with the cement bonding process. The FDA warned that the smooth surfaces could result in patient impacts.
In addition to the recall, it appears that design problems with the Arthrex knee replacement may cause some patients to experience tibial plate bonding failures. In some instances, surgeons removing the knee implants have been able to simply pull the components out of a patient’s body by hand due to the knee replacement failure.
Arthrex iBalance Class Action Lawyers
The lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are no longer reviewing additional Arthrex iBalance knee class action lawsuits or individual claims for design problems that may be associated with the device. Although it did appear that the manufacturer may have placed their desire for profits before consumers safety, by:
- Failing to adequately research the design of the Arthrex iBalance knee;
- Failing to warn about the risk of Arthrex iBalance knee complications;
- Withholding critical safety information from consumers, surgeons and regulators;
- Failing to promptly issue an Arthrex knee recall to remove the iBalance knee from the market.
All knee replacement cases were investigated and handled by our lawyers on a contingency fee basis, which means that there were never any out-of-pocket costs to hire our law firm. We only received an attorney fee or reimbursed expenses if a knee settlement or other compensation was received in your case.