Defective Knee Replacement Implant Lawsuits

Find out if the complications associated with your knee replacement surgery are due to a design defect

Osborne & Francis injury attorneys are investigating allegations of a design defect with Knee Implants from the manufacturer Braun for their Aesculap Vega Total Knee Replacement Systems.

  • Vega Knee System
  • Columbus Knee System
  • Columbus AS Revision Knee System
  • EnduRo AS Knee Revision System
  • MIOS
  • Univation X

Promoted by the manufacturer as “advanced surface technology” their new 7-layer coating was marketed to improve scratch resistance, wear resistance, provide “good wettability” for better articulation between the bearing surfaces and to create a potential barrier against the release of metal ions.

Symptoms of failure due to defective knee implant

Many patients who have been implanted with the Vega Knee System have suffered painful inflammation, loosening, swelling and failure of the knee implants.

Since January 2016 the FDA database has shown an increasing number of Adverse events with these particular implant systems. Surgeons have noted during revisions of the Aesculap Vega Systems that the “advanced coating” seemed to prevent the bone cement from achieving proper fixation resulting in loosening of the implant, causing severe pain and the need for complex revision surgeries.  

A recently filed lawsuit claims that the manufacturer concealed substantial knee implant defects from regulators and aggressively marketed its knee implant systems knowing that they were likely to fail and endanger patients. 

Our attorneys have a track record of success against manufacturers like Braun, Zimmer, Depuy, Stryker, Biomet, Smith & Nephew, Wright Medical and others who’s’ devices have injured our clients.

How do I know if my knee implant is defective?

If you have experienced swelling, pain, loosening or have been told by your doctor that you need a revision surgery for your knee implant, please call our offices at 561-293-2600 or contact us online for a free evaluation of your potential case.