Knee Litigation

Number of Lawsuits:

High of 1,800 cases MDL (Zimmer)


Plaintiff Injuries:

Pain, further knee damage, infection, need for revision surgery



Zimmer; Stryker; Smith & Nephew; DePuy

Bellwether Trial Date:

Nov. 5, 2015 (first Zimmer bellwether)


MDL Status:

Active (Zimmer)


Top Settlement :

OtisMed (Stryker) paid $80 million to resolve criminal and civil investigations

Georgia Depuy Attune Knee Implant Attorney

What are DePuy Knee Replacement Devices?

DePuy knee replacement devices are designed for patients who require knee replacement surgery. This procedure becomes necessary when the knee is no longer active due to pain or injury.

The DePuy devices are designed to work in harmony with the knee muscles, tendons, ligaments, and bones. The goal of knee replacement surgery is too reduce pain, increase stability, and improve range of motion.

Complications of DePuy Knee Replacement Devices

Although knee surgery is often deemed as safe, there are still a number of complications that can occur when implanting this device.

The most common complications include:

  • Surgical complications – Infection, heart attack, or stroke due to surgical trauma can be possible, yet small infections can be treated with antibiotics.

  • Blood clots – One of the biggest post-surgical risks of knee replacement include blood clots; which can become life threatening if they come loose and travel to the lungs.

  • Nerve Damage – In rare cases, nerve damage can occur to the knee and regions close to the leg.


Even if the surgery is successful, the patient can experience complications as soon as two years after the device was implanted. In the case of DePuy’s ATTUNE System, the reported early failures are often caused by tibial loosening at the implant-cement interface.

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