"Parker Waichman represents many patients implanted with the Attune knee implant system who have subsequently suffered from serious and painful complications," said Keith Gitman, managing attorney. Parker Waichman is a nationwide law firm representing victims of the Attune knee system and continues to offer free legal reviews to individuals who allegedly suffered complications related to the Attune system.
Symptoms of Attune Knee implant failure may include instability and loosening, unusual swelling, persistent pain, warmth or heat in the knee, loss of or failure to bond of the system to bond to the bone, worn components, fracture, loss of osseointegration (loss of direct structural and functional connection between ordered, living bone and the surface of a load-carrying implant), and metal shedding debris.
Also, according to Gitman, "Whistleblowers are crucial in detecting and stopping fraud and are critical to ending illegal employer activities that may cause harm to patients." Gitman added that, "Whistleblowers have long been crucial in helping to stop illegal activities by various entities, including medical device makers. Parker Waichman has also been involved in resolving cases involving fraud and have been equally important in maintaining whistleblower anonymity in these cases."
"This case opens up the potential for other cases of fraud to emerge," said Gitman. "When medical device companies take part in illegal or unethical activities such as releasing potentially defective devices to the market, they are defrauding unsuspecting patients and physicians," added Mr. Gitman.