Since news broke last year that medical device maker DePuy Orthopedics may have instituted a secret DePuy Attune knee recall, the company has been trying to combat a series of negative reports and hundreds of consumer lawsuits by those needing revision surgery.
On February 1st, a Kentucky man filed the latest DePuy Attune knee lawsuit against Warsaw, Indiana-based DePuy Orthopedics, alleging that defective design of their Attune knee implants led to tibial loosening (link to Attune loosening page) and device failure.
In June, details emerged that DePuy’s Attune knee implant system, one of the most popular on the market, was experiencing higher-than-expected failure rates among patients.
In recent months, orthopedic device maker Stryker has warned doctors that several models of its metal hip implants may be defective, causing device separation, failure and the need for revision surgery.
This was followed by a mandatory Stryker hip recall in Canada last September due to a higher than expected number of patient complaints.