What’s the problem?
Many knee replacement patients are finding out the hard way that these implants often do more harm than good. In many cases, knee implants like the Arthrex iBalance Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) System have been reported to fail within just a few years, requiring the need for painful revision surgery to remove the defective implant. Knee replacement devices like the iBalance TKA have also been linked to adverse health consequences including nerve damage, life-threatening infections, and deep vein thrombosis (DVT).
Knee Replacement Complications
- Severe pain
- Bone damage
- Muscle damage
- Loss of / lack of bonding of the knee implant to the bone
- Tibial loosening
- Disassociation of the insert
- Change in position of the components
- Patello-Femoral Tracking-Lateral Release
- Knee replacement failure
- The need for revision surgery
Arthrex Knee Recall
Arthrex on March 19, 2016, issued a recall for about 2,400 IBalance TKA Tibial Trays after it was found that the devices had a smooth texture to the outer surface of the metal, which was different from an earlier model that made the two incompatible. The manufacturer sent Urgent Medical Device Voluntary Recall letters to their distributors and Surgeons/Medical Facilities reporting the removal.
Arthrex Ordered to Pay Smith & Nephew $85 Million re. Patent Infringement Lawsuit
Smith & Nephew Plc in June 2011 was awarded $85 million after an Oregon jury ruled that Arthrex had infringed the company’s patent on surgical anchors. The jury determined that Arthrex’s Bio- SutureTak, Peek SutureTak, PushLock and Bio-PushLock violated the patent rights, according to the plaintiff.
Can I Participate in a Class Action?
Our products liability litigation group is currently not filing class action lawsuits in the Arthrex knee replacement litigation. In these cases, class actions are often disadvantageous to plaintiffs, as they typically result in low settlements and less compensation for victims of allegedly defective products and medical devices. For this reason, we are only accepting potential individual claims on behalf of injured parties. Contact our lawyers today to learn more about your legal rights.
Do I Have an Arthrex Knee Lawsuit?
The Class Action Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Arthrex knee lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you had problems after knee replacement surgery, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a lawsuit and we can help.