DePuy LPS Diaphyseal Sleeve Knee
If you or a loved one has been injured by the DePuy LPS Knee Sleeve implant, it is of critical importance that you act promptly to preserve your legal right to what could be a substantial cash award. You may qualify for compensation related to pain and suffering, medical expenses, loss of employment income and more. To learn if you are eligible for a cash settlement, talk to our expert and board certified DePuy knee implant injury lawyer at Roberts & Roberts. The consultation will cost you nothing, and it could significantly enhance your financial well-being simply by calling our nationally respected law firm at (903) 597-6000.
Manufactured and marketed by DePuy Synthes, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, the LPS Diaphyseal knee replacement system is intended for patients who have suffered both serious bone and soft tissue deterioration. Such disorders can be caused by repeated revisionist knee replacement surgeries, infection or trauma. DePuy’s solution was intended to effectively and safely replace the knee joint, as well as regenerate lost bone in adjoining leg structures.
Unfortunately, DePuy’s implant suffers from a variety of design and function defects that can lead to atypical fractures caused by everyday movements. The FDA announced that the tapered connection between the implant’s sleeve and load bearing base can be insufficient to support normal weight stresses, which led to patient reporting of fractures at the point of the sleeve. In severe cases, among numerous other serious complaints, the implant’s failure can lead to leg amputation, as well as irreparable damage to surrounding soft tissues, a condition that can lead to death.
On January 4, 2012, the FDA had warned hospitals and surgeons to discontinue the use of the DePuy implant due to the aforementioned injuries, and in February, 2013, the federal agency issued its most serious, Class I recall of the potentially lethal implant. Symptoms of the system’s failure can include: inflamed or red skin at the knee joint; diagnosed infection; knee joint instability; atypical fractures; swelling and/or knee joint pain; stiffness; various levels of decreased mobility; unusual gait; implant loosening; abnormal sounds emanating from the knee joint, and dislocation.
If you or a loved one has suffered any type of injury caused by the DePuy LPS implant, act quickly and speak to a professionally leading, Texas personal injury lawyer at Roberts & Roberts. Time is of the essence, which is why you should make today the day you take advantage of our nationally respected law firm’s no-cost or obligation consultation that can change your financial life for the better by calling us at (903) 597-6000. With our expert and aggressive, DePuy knee implant injury lawyer fighting hard at your side, you and your loved ones can benefit from the outstanding results you deserve!